Innovative finance partnership breaks down facility funding barriers

17th Mar 2021

S&C Slatter are pleased to announce our exciting new partnership with experienced finance brokers Buckingham Leasing.

As leading sports construction specialists since 1991, we’re thrilled to combine our expertise with Buckingham Leasing’s proven history in delivering flexible and competitive financial solutions.

Through our exclusive new partnership, clients can now (subject to approval) fund, construct and maintain sports pitches, athletics tracks and playing courts through one dedicated point of contact.

Fund a new 3G pitch for as little as £8,300 a month

With competitive finance rates equating to as little as £8,300 a month over 7 years for a brand new 3G Pitch, the partnership will empower schools, universities, clubs and councils to fund and build sports facilities with greatly reduced up-front costs.

Our three finance options provide an alternative, affordable route for sports facility funding, construction and maintenance. Delivered through one point of contact, organisations can spread the cost of their investment over time to maximise cash flow, realise tax benefits and better forecast business expenditure.

Together, S&C Slatter and Buckingham Leasing will offer construction and finance packages across three finance solutions: sports operating leases, hire purchase agreements and finance leases.

Find out more about the benefits of each finance option below:

Specialists in sports facility finance

Buckingham Leasing is a leading supplier of business and asset finance supporting companies from all sectors across the UK. With expertise in the grounds care, sport and leisure markets, clients include Crystal Palace F.C., Wellington College, University of Reading, Blenheim High School and Amersham Town Council.

Regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Buckingham Leasing offers credit through their own fund base as well as having access to lines of credit through major world banks, putting them in the best position to provide flexible and competitive financial solutions for small and large businesses alike.

Clients will benefit from both companies’ commitment to excellence and innovation, teamed with 50+ years’ combined heritage in delivering first-class sporting facilities.

Jason Douglass, S&C Slatter Group Director, commented:

We are thrilled to be partnering exclusively with Buckingham Leasing. Having worked together previously to help clients protect cash-flow while delivering stunning new facilities, we’re delighted to offer this unique package at a time when the benefits of finance couldn’t be clearer”.

Build now, pay later

With a variety of benefits across our three finance solutions, clients can take advantage of options such zero deposits, payment deferrals and tax relief*. In some cases, this means your facility can be constructed – and generating revenue through hire – before you even begin your repayments. Read our case study to find out how the John Madejski Academy offset their operating lease repayments with facility hire.

*Subject to approval and specification, some options are specific to certain finance types, please see each individual page for more detail.

Under our new partnership, Buckingham Finance are able to offer eligible organisations financing to fund a variety of new-build and refurbishment projects, including:

For many of these, clients can even include fencing, floodlighting and maintenance in their project, financed over the same term.

During a challenging time for all sectors, we’re thrilled to begin our exciting new partnership with Buckingham Leasing, delivering first-class sports facility funding and construction through bespoke financial solutions, tailored to each of our clients.

Ian Bridges, Managing Director Buckingham Leasing, commented:

“We are delighted to announce this exclusive partnership with leading sports construction specialists S&C Slatter. We believe this collaboration offers independent schools a unique opportunity to fund and build exceptional sports facilities through bespoke finance solutions that reduce upfront costs and protect cashflow.”

Sports Facility Finance & Construction

Over the past 30 years, we’ve worked with clients who have utilised a variety of funding options to bring their sports construction projects to life.

Working exclusively with our partners Buckingham Leasing, we offer a variety of financing solutions to enable clients to fund, build and maintain sports pitches, playing courts and athletics tracks.

View our sports funding and finance case studies to see a selection of projects funded through finance solutions or grant funding.

Contact our team to talk to us about your plans and receive advice and guidance on what funding options may be best suited to you.

For more information call 01635 34521 or email