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Legacy 2014 funding for community facilities

16/04/2013
Funding / Community Engagement / Sport and physical activity
Community projects are celebrating after the Scottish Government announced a £1.2 million cash boost as part of Legacy 2014.

The first grants from the £10 million Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund are being distributed to 24 community projects the length and breadth of the country.

The grant enables groups to develop and revamp facilities to encourage sport and physical activity in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.

Minister for Commonwealth Games & Sport Shona Robison urged communities across Scotland to apply for a share of the £10 million fund as she visited one of the first projects to benefit. Edinburgh's Leith Links will receive a £38,000 towards the development of areas for tennis and petanque for community use.

With projects across Scotland securing funding to build play parks, upgrade walking trails and refurbish football pitches, grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are still available. The closing date for the next round of applications will be on 1 July.

The Active Places fund is administered by sportscotland. To find out more and apply for the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund, visit www.sportscotland.org.uk/Activeplacesguidance