Spirit of Glasgow

About the Programme

The XX Commonwealth Games was the first international mega sporting event in the UK, after the London 2012 Games. We wanted to invest in projects that would help create a UK-wide legacy for Glasgow’s hosting of this iconic global gathering, demonstrating that events can be catalysts for social change.

Our investments used the Games to create a legacy of wellbeing, aspiration and inclusion in Scotland and beyond. The projects work across community sport and physical activity, arts and culture and volunteering to increase participation and connect people within and across communities.

We have invested £4.5m in Spirit of Glasgow projects.

Projects

  • Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund

    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.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • 9 Streetgames participants sat on a raft on a lake holding paddles

    Bringing the games to your doorstep

    Bringing a little bit of the magic of Glasgow 2014 to the UK.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Group of young people at Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

    Open Ceremonies

    Helping people take part in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XX Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Big Big Sing. Choir Master conducting outdoor audience.

    Big Big Sing

    A UK-wide project to inspire people to sing together, improving their health and wellbeing.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Group of people representing Fourteen communities in front of bridge

    Fourteen

    Fourteen communities have been selected to receive three years of funding to increase community participation and improve wellbeing as part of the XX Commonwealth Games legacy.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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