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Spirit of 2012 receive further 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy funding

23/07/2016
Sport and physical activity
Issued by Spirit of 2012 Trust

Spirit of 2012 has received £200,000 of additional Commonwealth Games 14 Legacy Funding from the Scottish Government.

Spirit has been granted this additional funding to ensure that the learning from the Legacy 14 projects can be shared as widely as possible across Scotland, helping to create a lasting legacy of increased activity from the 2014 Games. We are also working closely with University of Strathclyde, to ensure the impact and learning from the eleven projects is captured effectively.

Spirit of 2012 Chief Executive, Debbie Lye said: “This additional grant to Spirit from the Scottish Government is a sign our shared commitment to creating an enduring legacy for people across Scotland from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The Legacy 14 projects encourage and empower people to take up physical activity in a variety of settings within their communities. This extra funding will enable us to share the learning about what works best, so that other local partnerships across the country can focus more effectively to build a healthy and happy Scotland.“

The Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund projects are spread throughout Scotland from Cairngorms to the Borders, and work with a wide variety of people, from the elderly to young mums, providing a wide range of accessible physical activities and volunteering opportunities.

Spirit is a legacy partner of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and was initially awarded £800,000 by the Scottish Government to scale up existing local projects, nominated by the Community Planning Partnerships, aimed at getting the least active people in Scotland more active and generating learning for the benefit of the rest of Scotland. This recent additional funding takes the total funding awarded to Spirit by the Scottish Government up to £1million over an 18 month period. Spirit and the Scottish Government will hold a conference to share the learning from the first 11 projects in Spring 2017.

About Spirit of 2012:
Spirit of 2012 is a funding charity, established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund.  We fund partners across the UK that provide opportunities in sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering and social action. 

Spirit was founded to continue and recreate the spirit of pride, positivity and social connectedness that people experienced during the London 2012 Games.  We invest to create good outcomes for people and communities.
Further information: www.spiritof2012trust.org.uk