James Anderson says one of many causes he invested in Scottish football was to help “struggling, smaller cities”.
The Edinburgh-based fund supervisor gave over £3m to the boys’s senior sport and £250,000 for ladies’s football in addition to donating £300,000 at youth stage.
All 42 SPFL golf equipment acquired a £50,000 Covid-19 disaster grant from the cash gifted by Mr Anderson.
He described football as one of many “few establishments that cross the boundaries of society in the mean time”.
In an interview with Bloomberg, the accomplice at Baillie Gifford added: “I’d estimate extra broadly, that that can be one among few existence, hobbies, sports activities that is ready to present an outlet in deprived, struggling, smaller cities, and we definitely have a lot of these.
“We assume it is fairly vital to be doing this for ladies’s sport and youth sport on the similar time, so it is not simply merely in regards to the skilled sport – clearly although excessive profile and well-liked that’s.
“We are strongly of the view that these are a number of the most vital establishments to take care of and to try to help develop them.”