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Launch of "Go for it Scotland!" Bursary for 2013

06/12/2012
Funding / Sport and physical activity
Year two of the “Go for it Scotland!” sport and healthy activity bursary, which benefitted nearly a thousand people in its inaugural year, is open for applications.

The bursary programme, run by Quality Meat Scotland and sportscotland, is open to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities providing they live and train in Scotland and take part in a healthy activity which increases their heart rate. Individuals, groups and clubs are invited to apply for the twenty £500 bursaries which are being awarded annually in the run up to Glasgow 2014.

With the help of funding from the 'Go for it Scotland!' bursary, Langfaulds Primary School located in the heart of Drumchapel, Glasgow, have been able to create a basketball club and take part in local basketball festivals.

“The ‘Go for it Scotland!’ bursary has meant that we have been able to set up a truly inclusive basketball project, catering for the age group of four to twelve. The children are brought together not only to improve their general health and wellbeing but also their social and interaction skills,” said Nancy MacLaughlan, Deputy Headteacher at Langfaulds Primary School.

“We provide basketball classes as part of the curriculum and as part of our after school activities. The classes mean that we can provide the children with a different choice of sport, giving them personalisation and choice, which are among the entitlements of the Curriculum for Excellence.

“We have already seen the benefits the basketball project has brought to the children including increased confidence and self-esteem,” added Ms MacLaughlan.

The ‘Go for it Scotland!’ funding can be used for equipment, specialist clothing, travel, training, nutrition, coaching, or as Langfaulds Primary School have used it, to set up a new group and participate in new activities.

The deadline for submitting an application is 5pm on Friday 15 February 2013.

Find out how to apply on Quality Meat Scotland's website