The Scottish Government is well on its way to reaching its target of 150 Community Sports Hubs across 32 Local Authorities by 2016. Their development is supported with £1.5 million per year.
Two years on from the “best ever” Commonwealth Games, Scotland is continuing to feel the benefit.
Legacy funding for 2016-17, worth £748,000 has been awarded to five Active Legacy partners to deliver a wide range of benefits across Scotland:
•Street Soccer Scotland
•Spirit of 2012
The money will be used to build on Legacy programmes and to help deliver a programme of activity which will continue to remove barriers and encourage Scots to become more physically active.
Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell announced the 2016-17 awards during a visit to Ettrick Forest Archers in Selkirk, which has also benefited from Legacy funding through the Legacy Active Places Fund. She said:
“I’m delighted to be here, on the second anniversary of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to announce the latest round of Legacy funding.
“We know how important an active lifestyle is for both our physical and mental health, so it’s fantastic to see communities right across Scotland embrace the Games Legacy and come together to deliver projects that are helping people become more active.
“This latest package of Legacy funding delivered by these Active Legacy Partners across Scotland provides the opportunity to continue to build on the great work they’ve already done and keep delivering a wide range of Legacy benefits right across Scotland.”
CEO of Young Scot, Louise MacDonald said:
“The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games made a huge impression on the young people of Scotland and they continue to play a key role in the huge success of the Games Legacy. We are excited to continue our partnership with the Scottish Government’s Legacy team to support active lifestyles through our Active Rewards programme.
“We recognise how important it is to ensure that the lasting Legacy of the Games continues by providing young people with opportunities to engage and lead activity, remove barriers to participation and recognise their achievements.”