A £10 million Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund will help build or upgrade places within communities where local people can go to get active or take part in sport. 109 projects from 26 Local Authorities are already benefitting.
The initial package of support available will focus on clubs and organisations delivering sport and physical activity in their community who wish to:
In addition, applicants must also be seeking to make a wider difference in their community through their work. Making a difference in areas including health and well-being, employment and education are key aims of the Scottish Government’s legacy ambitions in addition to a primary aim of getting more people active.
Clubs and organisations will initially be invited to apply for a package of support up to a maximum of £25,000 to cover the cost of investigating and progressing their ideas. This could include technical support such as architect and design fees, feasibility studies, community engagement, legal and financial support, mentoring support and assistance with organisational development.
The Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund is made up of an investment of £500,000 from the Scottish Government under the Legacy 2014 programme and £500,000 from The Robertson Trust.
The closing date for expressions of interest for Round 1 has now passed (23 May). A further date for Round 2 will be announced in September.
Alternatively, you can contact one of the following discuss the fund: