It was the first dedicated fund in Scotland aimed at creating a lasting legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Games and today, six years on, 2014 Communities makes its final awards. Since 2008 we’ve awarded £6.4 million to 4,180 projects that support grass roots involvement in sport and physical activity – with funding going to every one of Scotland’s local authorities.
Announcing the final £260,635 investment to 152 sports clubs, schools, scout groups and voluntary organisations, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn said: “From developing grassroots sport and physical activity through to encouraging volunteering, our 2014 Communities fund has benefited people of all ages and sporting abilities. It’s a legacy we are proud to leave behind and one which will create stronger, healthier and more sustainable communities in every one of Scotland’s local authority areas.”
Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, added: “There are enormous benefits to getting active, both in terms of overall health and mental wellbeing. These grants will make a huge difference to these local projects, enabling even more people to take part in sport and physical activity opportunities that are right on their doorstep. 2014 Communities has been instrumental in delivering a lasting Legacy across Scotland for thousands of communities and I’m pleased it has been so successful.”
Grass track cycling in Moray, street dancing in Midlothian and athletics training for disabled people in East Ayrshire are just just some of the many local projects sharing in the final 2014 Communities awards.
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