September 24, 2023

UK Women’s Sport to Be Boosted By New Investment Scheme

Elite UK women’s sport competitions such as the FA Women’s Super League and Netball Super League are among those which could benefit from the women’s sport investment scheme. 

The new scheme launched by the Department for Business and Trade, the Women’s Sport Investment Accelerator, in association with Deloitte’s Sports Business Group and supported by the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport, is set to run for a year.

It will bring UK-based women’s sports rightsholders – leagues, teams, competitions and events – who are seeking investment together with industry experts and sports investors.

The new programme will provide a series of sessions offering market insights, connections and networking events alongside comprehensive mentoring for rightsholders who are looking for investment.

Speaking in the official media release, Minister for Industry and Economic Security Nusrat Ghani said, “We want to make the UK the world’s top destination for women’s sport investment, and with this new scheme we can build on the Lionesses’ fantastic World Cup run to help attract investment in women’s sports’ next success stories.

“This is an open goal for women’s sports leagues, teams and competitions looking for backing and will give rightsholders the tools they need to secure investment and drive growth.”

The application process is open to rightsholders of any UK-based women’s sports leagues, teams, competitions or events aiming to attract investment and boost their growth.

Photo 1 Caption: England’s Lionesses pictured in a huddle during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Photo: Lionesses (Instagram)

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