£4 Million Fund Created to Celebrate Commonwealth Games

Date: 1st May 2013

Celebrate, a new £4 million fund set up to support Scots to celebrate their part in the Commonwealth before, during and after the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has opened.

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available to voluntary and community organisations and public sector organisations across Scotland for new and existing events and activities taking place in Scotland to mark the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Speaking at the launch of Celebrate on 30th April 2013, the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, said:

"Creating exciting opportunities for communities across Scotland is what Celebrate is all about. We want people to have fun, be excited and to create a legacy that will be around long after the Games have taken place. Wherever you are in Scotland, I would encourage you to be part of it and join in the celebration."

Events and activities should bring people together to get involved in community activity and help them feel more connected to the Commonwealth. Projects must meet one or both of the following outcomes:

  • Communities come together through arts, heritage, sports and local celebrations of the Commonwealth Games.
  • Communities celebrate the people, places and culture of the Commonwealth.

Priority will be given to smaller projects that demonstrate wide community engagement and involvement.

The following organisations in Scotland may apply:

  • Voluntary and community organisations, including registered and unregistered charities, co-operatives, friendly societies, industrial and provident societies, companies that are not-for-profit businesses and unincorporated associations;
  • Community councils;
  • Statutory bodies, such as a school, local authority or health board.

Applications may be submitted at any time from now until 12th December 2014 (noon).