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Physical Activity Implementation Plan

A 10 year plan to tackle physical inactivity across Scotland. A series of detailed action plans will be drawn up to deliver this. The plan was launched in March 2014.

In addition, the Scottish Government and its partners continue to spread the word about the importance of physical activity, informing people about how and where to get involved through the following websites:

Take life on - ideas for a more active lifestyle 

Active Scotland - information on sports and activities available locally 

Take 30 - Ramblers Scotland’s guide to walking for health and fitness 

Healthy Working Lives – helps employers promote physical activity in the workplace

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Fit in 14

Launched on 19 February 2014, the Fit in 14 programme is aimed at Scottish businesses to encourage their staff to take small, simple steps towards a more active lifestyle which will have a positive impact on their mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Register your interest on the Fit in 14 website

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Community Sport Hubs

Homes for local clubs and sport organisations, based in facilities like sport centres, community centres and schools. The aim is to have 150 Hubs in 32 local authorities by 2016.

Find your nearest Community Sport Hub on sportscotland’s website

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Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund

This is a £10 million fund, managed by sportscotland, for community projects to help create or improve places where local people can go to get active, like new skate parks, outdoor adventure facilities and walking routes. Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available to help contribute to the costs to create or upgrade a facility, space or place. Funding is available through a series of rounds of application up to February 2015.

Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund leaflet (pdf)

Apply to the fund on sportscotland’s website

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BIG 2014 Communities programme

Funding programme run by the BIG Lottery, offering grants of £300 to £2000 to local sports clubs, voluntary and community organisations, community councils and schools to take part or volunteer in physical activity or sport.

Apply for funding at BIG 2014 Communities

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Mytime Active’s Healthy Powerful Communities

Funding from the BIG Lottery Fund for Mytime Active to work with local partners in East Ayrshire, Tayside and Greater Glasgow to tackle childhood obesity, using a clinically proven model and community asset-based approach.

Mytime Active's website

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Sport and PE in schools

Funding and support for local authorities and schools to help deliver physical education, physical activity and sport within the curriculum and the wider community. This includes PE Disability Inclusion Training for up to 1,000 teachers in Scottish schools and supplement the work of the Active Schools network.

More information about Active Schools

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Games for Scotland

This annual programme, managed by Event Scotland, provided local authorities with up to £10,000 to put on a community event, giving local people the chance to try out Commonwealth Games-themed sports and cultural activities.

Games for Scotland

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Supporting Coaches and Volunteers

Continued support to local authorities and Scottish governing bodies of sport to develop the sporting workforce through a range of coaching and volunteering projects that support outcomes for schools, clubs and performance sport.

More about coaching and volunteering in sport

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High Performance Sport

Additional funding and support for Scotland’s high performance athletes to help deliver individual and team success at the Glasgow 2014 Games and future major sporting events.

More information on sportscotland's website

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