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The Changing Lives Fund is a partnership between the Scottish Government, sportscotland, the Robertson Trust and Spirit of 2012. It is part of a wider £1.8million programme that provides additional resource into the sporting sector and community sectors to better address individual and community needs through sport and physical activity and to support participants to become and stay active.

The wider Changing Lives programme has a specific aim of increasing capacity and skills of people within the sporting sector to help them meet the needs of the community and deliver positive change for participants. The programme and fund are aimed at projects that demonstrated a clear commitment to the below key themes:       

  • Sport for Inclusion
  • Sport for Health and Wellbeing
  • Sport for Skills
  • Sport for Communities

Sport has the power to change lives; we see that every day in communities across the country. That is why programmes such as this are so important. This funding will support projects that specifically use sport to deliver real change in communities across the country, helping health and wellbeing, developing skills and bringing communities together.

Joe FitzPatrick, Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing Minister for Scotland.

Funds were awarded to: 

  • Inch Park Community Sports Hub
  • North Ayrshire Leisure
  • Active Stirling
  • Forth Valley College
  • Street Soccer Scotland Ltd
  • Scottish Sports Futures
  • Youth Scotland
  • Sporting Memories Network
  • Greenock Morton Community Trust
  • Big Hearts Community Trust
  • Lords Taverners
  • Sport Aberdeen
  • Active Communities
  • Scottish Association for Mental Health
  • Paths for All
  • Achieve More Scotland
  • Netball Scotland