Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund

Spirit of Glasgow

Impact

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Perceptions of Disability

Perceptions of Disability

Social Cohesion

Social Cohesion

The £800,000 Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Spirit of 2012. Spirit was a partner of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and was chosen by the Scottish Government to create a sustainable physical activity programme to support the objectives of getting the least active people in Scotland more active. Eleven projects that encourage some of Scotland’s least active people to become more active have been awarded grants as part of the legacy of the Commonwealth Games.

The Fund aims to reach those people who are classed as physically inactive – meaning they do less than 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week. The projects, spread throughout Scotland, work with groups who are most at risk of inactivity, and use physical activity to improve health, wellbeing and social cohesion. Physical activity improves physical fitness and mental wellbeing, and can help to empower disabled people, connect generations, bring communities together and reduce isolation.

Spirit outcomes:

  • People’s personal wellbeing increases through participation (in physical activity)
  • Positive change in the perception of disabled people in communities (by both disabled and non-disabled people)

Scottish Government outcomes:

  • We encourage and enable the inactive to be more active
  • We encourage and enable the active to stay active throughout life