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    James Anderson donation

    James Anderson has made a further charitable donation to Scottish football, this time £1.5 million to grass roots football. He's certainly been a major benefactor to various levels of the game in Scotland, have to say we'll done.


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    The Scottish Football Partnership Trust (SFP Trust) has launched a New Community Football Facilities Fund following a £1.5m donation from the philanthropist James Anderson. The donation represents the biggest investment the charity has ever received, and it could rise to as much as £1,875,000 on the successful processing of Gift-Aid. James Clydesdale, Chair of the SFP Trust said; “This is an incredibly generous donation and a tremendous vote of confidence in our work at grassroots level. James Anderson shares our philosophy and has been supporting some of our projects since 2020. This million plus investment is taking things to a whole new level.”

    The fund will focus on facilities and club infrastructure and how these can support the long term sustainability of grassroots clubs and other charitable community football organisations as they seek to increase their impact for both communities and individuals. Stuart McCaffrey Chief Operating Officer added: “Our aim at the SFP Trust is always to promote inclusive participation in football at grassroots level with physical well-being and mental health being central to charitable aims and objectives. By investing in facilities, we can bolster hubs and homes for clubs enabling more people of all ages, regardless of their ability or social circumstances, to participate in a safe and modern environment. Whilst the Fund will primarily support football-based activities, we also hope it will help the development of other sports played at football club facilities.”

    How the SFP Trust James Anderson Facility Fund will work

    Grassroots clubs and other charitable community football organisations will be able to apply for grants under two programmes: Large and Small Infrastructure Projects.

    Large infrastructure projects will see grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 for the development or refurbishment of club facilities such as: pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass playing and training pitches, including drainage and surface improvements; 3G artificial grass pitches (both training and match sizes); and fixed floodlights.

    Small infrastructure grants up to £10,000 for facility improvements such as replacement of unsafe goalposts or additional goals; portable floodlights; storage containers; minor clubhouse/changing rooms improvements and refurbishments; grounds maintenance equipment; safety fencing.

    *Clubs/Organisations are encouraged to discuss their projects with SFP Trust staff before making applications*



    “It seems clearer to me that a flourishing grassroots football system is a major contribution to health, well-being and happiness.” James Anderson



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    Well done to the guy.

    Nothing against him personally, he's very generous with his wealth, but it does highlight the society we live in when someone can hand over literally millions and millions of pounds without blinking an eye to Scottish football whilst we have people who can't afford to feed their kids.

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    Well done him

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    Well done to James Anderson. I'm sure it'll get put to better use there than going towards Hearts overpaying their players.

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    Well done him. 100% for the good of the game,

    what a difference now that mrs doctor Budge hasn't been able to hijack it and somehow tie it into the survival of recently relegated Hearts

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    One of the good guys

    I doth my cap Sir

    Well done

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    Might be a Jambo but has a genuine interest in wider Scottish football which is a breath of fresh air, fair play to him.

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    Fantastic gesture

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    Might be a Jambo but has a genuine interest in wider Scottish football which is a breath of fresh air, fair play to him.
    Donít even think he is a Jambo which makes the amount of cash heís pumped in all the more galling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallpaperman View Post
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    Donít even think he is a Jambo which makes the amount of cash heís pumped in all the more galling.
    Yes is he not from Norwich or down that way.

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    He should have gone to the moon. Being a philanthropist and using your wealth for the wider good is so yestercentury.
    Space to let

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    Are the sparryheids claiming the credit for it yet like they did when he donated the money for covid testing?

    United we stand here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Are the sparryheids claiming the credit for it yet like they did when he donated the money for covid testing?
    Its funny how some people show no gratitude when a good deed has been done???
    Does it really matter if they claim credit or not, its the people who will benefit in the end are the winners!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by where'stheslope View Post
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    Its funny how some people show no gratitude when a good deed has been done???
    Does it really matter if they claim credit or not, its the people who will benefit in the end are the winners!!!
    It doesnít matter, I only asked a question. Maybe you shouldnít be so sensitive. Itís great that heís donating this money and me having a laugh at the expense of our rivals wonít change that.

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    I hope Jim Clydesdale isn't offering any architectural/design advice to those looking to apply for grants.

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    Brilliant. Well done that man. A fair few kids who might otheriwse have slipped through lifeís net, will get into the game and say in it, and be better off for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
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    He should have gone to the moon. Being a philanthropist and using your wealth for the wider good is so yestercentury.
    or at least to the edge of space

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    If itís Gift Aid to a charity he can claim it all back in tax. Iím not knocking it as it benefits football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillsidehibby View Post
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    If it’s Gift Aid to a charity he can claim it all back in tax. I’m not knocking it as it benefits football.
    His tax relief will be nothing like "all".

    I don't know what his income is, but he won't be getting much tax relief on this.

    On the Gift Aid issue, the Trust will actually receive £1.875m, as the taxpayer will give them £375k.

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    Good on him. Great gesture.

    Didn't realise he was from down south, assumed he was an Edinburgh lad (due to the Hearts connection.) I'm guessing they must've just become 'his team' since he moved up.

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