Saints launch Positive Impact Pledge

By SFC Media time Mon 16 Nov Corporate Responsibility

Southampton Football Club is delighted to unveil its brand-new Positive Impact Pledge: the opportunity for one forward-thinking entrepreneur or start-up to kickstart their challenger brand of the future with a £20,000 tax-free grant and expert mentorship.

During such challenging and testing times, the club has identified the Pledge as a chance to help support like-minded businesses with original ideas and power their growth.

Rather than let innovation go to waste, the club wants to harness the creativity of entrepreneurs and start-ups and offer them support to help turn pioneering concepts into reality.

The Pledge will see fledgling challenger businesses that are dedicated to delivering positive impact submit an initial application detailing how they plan to drive change.

Proposals will then be shortlisted and successful applicants will be invited to St Mary’s Stadium to pitch their business plans to senior board members at Southampton Football Club.

it is often in challenging times like this that genuine innovation can happen. we want to champion that creativity

david Thomas
southampton fc's chief commercial officer

The winning proposal will receive a £20,000 tax-free grant and gain invaluable business advice and guidance in order to help become a challenger brand of tomorrow. 

Small businesses at an early stage of their development and comprising of no more than five people are invited to visit the Positive Impact Pledge page to find out more. 

In keeping with the club’s wider off-field strategy, the objective is that the club and the winning entrepreneur or start-up, together, can continue to champion innovation.

Southampton Football Club’s Chief Commercial Officer, David Thomas, said: “We work relentlessly with all of our club partners to create positive impact together and I am excited by the opportunity to create even more positive change through the launch of the Positive Impact Pledge.

“It is often in challenging times like this that genuine innovation can happen and we want to champion that creativity. 

“The club has always been a challenger brand and we want to uncover an entrepreneur or start-up with the same mentality and values. We encourage anyone that this strikes a chord with, to give it a shot and submit an application.”

how to apply for the positive impact pledge


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