Kit for All

Kit for All is about offering recycled and pre-loved sports kit to individuals and families who need it, for free. Why? To make sport and physical activity more accessible for more people and to help the environment.

Who can start a Kit for All project?

Anyone can set up a project, even on a small scale, such as encouraging kit drives within clubs or schools. sportscotland are keen to support, facilitate and equip partners to set up their own Kit for All initiatives locally and you can find out more about how to set up a project on this page.

See the video below for some initial tips from Roy McPherson (Aberdeenshire), Lesley Spence (Shetland), Aileen Stuart (Highlands) and Euan from the Young People's Sport Panel on setting up a Kit for All project.

You can view our FAQs on setting up a Kit for All project.

Partners and community

Kit for All creates an opportunity to work with other local partners, such as your local authority, local community organisations, neighbourhood support, family centres, schools or housing association.

For some people buying new sports kit can be a financial burden and Kit for All aims to remove the expense of new kit as a barrier to participation. It also promotes a more sustainable way of living and is one way that sports organisations can take steps to support the environment.

Find out about current initiatives

There are lots of different ways to set up and distribute sports clothing and kit in your local area. Take a look at some of our case studies below and think about what might work for you:

If you have set up a Kit for All initiative, we’d love to hear all about it and feature it in our case study library. Please get in touch by emailing communications@sportscotland.org.uk

The benefit of Kit for All projects

Kit for All initiatives aim to provide sports kit to those who need it most, including people who live in deprived or low income areas.

It can also help to raise awareness of the global environmental challenges by allowing people to reuse clothing, which in turn can reduce carbon footprint and encourage a recycling culture.

Get involved

If you’re thinking of starting a Kit for All project, take a look at some of the resources below, including frequently asked questions, a toolkit containing logos and social media suggestions and an insight into how Kit for All came about from the Young People’s Sport Panel.

Date published: 22 February 2022
Date updated: 11 March 2022

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