The Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity Fund

17 partnerships receive £1 million to change lives.

The Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity Fund is a core element of the wider Changing Lives work, and provides short term additional resource into the sporting and community sector to better address wider individual and community needs through sport & physical activity and support them to become and stay active.

It directly supports 17 partnership organisations delivering sport and physical activity in their communities through a grant allocation and a programme of learning and support, which will aim to develop the awareness and skills of individuals to better be able to deliver positive impacts across their communities.

2 years grants from £30,000 up to £70,000 across 2018-2020 have been made available to partnerships meeting key criteria and delivering on the 4 Changing Lives themes below. In total up to £1 million has been made available for the Fund.

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

The Fund is delivered by Spirit of 2012 as part of the Changing Lives through Sport & Physical Activity programme.

Further information on how the Fund will make an impact in local communities.

17 Funded Partnerships

Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity Projects Partners


Sport First articles

  • Memory Lane - partnership between Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland and Calderglen Sports Hub
  • Jogging the mind - partnership between jogscotland and Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)
  • Basket fantastic - partnership between Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) and Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)
  • Focus on...Walking netball - partnership between Netball Scotland and Age Scotland
  • Taking the lead - partnership between Youth Scotland and SAPC Community Sports Hubs
  • Kick start - partnership between Forth Valley College and Falkirk Football Community Foundation
  • Hearts of gold - partnership between Big Hearts Community Trust and Multi Cultural Family Base
  • A sporting chance - partnership between Active Communities and Who Cares? Scotland 
Date published: 18 June 2018
Date updated: 08 November 2019


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