It’s a very special sporting season and people across the country now have plenty of opportunities to get more active thanks to the latest grants from 2014 Communities.
Created to support sporting activity in the run up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Communities funds projects which introduce Scots of all ages to a wide range of activities and healthier lifestyles. Big Lottery Fund Scotland Committee Chair, Maureen McGinn, said “Today we are announcing grants totalling £147,102 to 92 projects across Scotland. There’s never been a better time to be inspired by all the sporting activity going on and to go out and get more active.”
Young athletes in and around Glasgow will now be able to benefit from more coaching experience as Giffnock North AAC is awarded a grant of £1,960 which means they can train up 10 new volunteer coaches. The club has over 500 members, from children as young as nine to adults of all ages and they currently run four training sessions each week at six venues. A new venue is due to open in Eastwood High School and the club has the opportunity t offer athletics training to more people and is aiming to attract at least 40 new members. The money will pay for coaching costs, weightlifting bars and weights.