GO LIVE! Get Active!

What is it?

A programme to support CSHs with the capability of establishing new sport or physical activity sessions to target inactive or lapsed active people in their local communities. This programme will offer a one-off investment of up to £5,000 to a CSH to make more of these sessions happen.

Who can apply?

All CSHs with capability to start new sport or physical activity sessions aimed groups/individuals that are most at risk of inactivity, and use sport or physical activity to improve health, wellbeing and social cohesion. sportscotland’s Partnership Managers will work with CSH Officers to identify the right CSHs.

  • GO LIVE! Get Active sessions must build local capability for the longer term.
  • Investment should support CSHs to identify, train and develop local volunteers who will deliver these new activity sessions on an ongoing basis.
  • Investment can also help with initial start up costs.
  • Investment cannot be used to support ongoing costs.
  • We encourage CSHs to collaborate with other partners and be creative when thinking about new sport or physical activity sessions.
  • We will prioritise projects that engage people from Scotland’s most deprived communities.
  • Investment in the identified CSHs will be managed through sportscotland’s existing integrated investment process.
  • We aim to invest in at least 50 CSHs in the 2018/19 financial year. This means that around 1 in 3 CSHs in each local authority will receive GO LIVE! Get Active investment.

A great example of this type of programme is the Drumchapel Cycle Hub in Glasgow. The project was designed to encourage members of the community who were inactive to become active, as well as to sustain participation by already active members.

What are the timescales?

Applications are now open, investments will be allocated by end April 2018 and activity sessions must start by end May 2018. CSHs seeking investment will be required to add these new activities in their plan for 2018-19 before it is submitted to sportscotland. Once plans are submitted and approved, investment will be paid to local authorities from April 2018.


Download the full briefing note.

Date published: 01 December 2017
Date updated: 20 April 2018


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