January 2014-March 2015

Open Ceremonies

Three separate funds supporting different groups of Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 volunteers.

The project in numbers

£197,000

Project spend

1 year

Project duration

The Volunteer Support Pot (VSP) enabled volunteers complete their roles as Clyde-siders or Ceremonies volunteers at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 to address hardship on the basis of need.

More than 18,000 volunteers, including 12,467 Clyde-siders, helped to contribute to the success of the ‘best Games ever’. Although presented as a single fund, VSP was in reality made up of three separate funds supporting different groups of Games volunteers. The initial fund (VSP1) providing £425,000 from Big Lottery Scotland was directed to supporting Clyde-siders from Scotland.

This was later supplemented with £100,000 to support Clyde-siders from the rest of the UK (VSP2, also from Big Lottery Fund) and by a fund to support Ceremonies volunteers (VSP3) from the Spirit of 2012 Trust.

Each fund sought to address hardship on the basis of need, using largely the same criteria.

Project aims

  1. Support volunteering at and beyond the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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