Sports facility projects across Scotland receive funding boost

Govanhill Baths

SPORTSCOTLAND has announced that more than £1.25 million is to be invested in clubs, communities and leisure trusts across the country.

Projects from Dumfries and Galloway to the Highlands will benefit from the funding, which is made possible through National Lottery players – with £30 million being raised each week for good causes across the UK.

Projects could apply to sportscotland’s fund for awards up to £100,000 for capital projects designed to create or improve the places where people take part in sport and physical activity.

The national agency for sport said that priority was given to projects with a focus on increasing participation in sport and physical activity amongst young people, women and girls, disabled people and deprived or rural communities.

Mairi Gougeon, minister for public health and sport, commented, “This latest investment from sportscotland’s sport facilities fund will make a real difference to people across Scotland. We know that being active brings about positive changes beyond participation and can impact positively on people in communities in creating new relationships and being better connected.

“This fund supports projects that seek to create or improve the places where people take part in sport and physical activity.

“This will enable communities to provide more opportunities for participation by removing barriers and increasing access to sport for all.”

Funded projects:

  • Methlick Community Council (Aberdeenshire) £25,000
    • New single court multi-use games area
  • Monifieth Athletic Football Club (Angus) £98,000
    • New 3G synthetic grass training pitch
  • Mid Argyll Community Enterprise Limited (Argyll & Bute) £100,000
    • Swimming pool changing redevelopment
  • Argyll & Bute Council (Argyll & Bute) £100,000
    • Helensburgh Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre redevelopment
  • City of Edinburgh Gymnastics Club (City of Edinburgh) £100,000
    • New training facility
  • Edinburgh Leisure (City of Edinburgh) £41,750
    • Edinburgh International Climbing Arena new slab wall
  • All roads lead to Whithorn (Dumfries & Galloway) £100,000
    • Re-development of village hall to create a multi-activity community hub
  • Raydale Community Sports Hub (Dumfries & Galloway) £100,000
    • New 3G synthetic grass pitch at Raydale Stadium
  • Musselburgh Rugby Club (East Lothian) £50,000
    • Gym and changing room
  • Cairneyhill Community Sport Hub (Fife) £75,000
    • New three court multi-use games area
  • Hillwood Community Trust (Glasgow) £100,000
    • New pavilion
  • Govanhill Baths Building Preservation Trust (Glasgow) £100,000
    • New wellbeing centre
  • Helmsdale & District Development Trust (Highland) £75,000
    • New multi-use games area
  • Elgin Sports Community Trust (Moray) £100,000
    • New 3G synthetic grass pitch
  • Garnock New Visitor and Community Hub (North Ayrshire) £100,000
    • New visitor and community Hub