Spirit of 2012 is an official Legacy Partner of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and is delighted to be working with the Scottish Government to distribute funding that will increase the number of women and girls in Scotland who participate in sport and physical activity. A £300,000 fund to encourage more women to get involved in sport has been awarded to fourteen projects and was announced on Active Girls Day by Sports Minister Aileen Campbell.
Spirit of 2012 has partnered with the #iwill fund to create a £2 million partnership that will enable girls and young women to change their communities through social action for the benefit of other girls and the wider community.
Please note: the #iwill Fund is currently only available for activities in England.
Spirit of 2012, with partners the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), have awarded National Lead Partner Status to the Youth Sport Trust and Sporting Equals to develop a project called Connecting Communities through Cricket. The project will use cricket to bring people from different communities together inspired by the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.
This week sees Spirit of 2012 coming together with a number of Legacy 2014 Partners to mark the third anniversary of the Start of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Active Legacy Share & Learn is a collaborative learning event bringing together Legacy 2014 partners Scottish Sports Futures, Active East, the Scottish Government, The Robertson Trust, Glasgow Sport, Drumchapel Sports and Spirit of 2012.
Applications are now being sought for Sporting Equality Fund for projects that target women and girls who are currently not participating in physical activity, and want to become more active.
Spirit of 2012 is delighted to be working with the Scottish Government to offer funding that will increase the number of women and girls in Scotland who participate in sport and physical activity. The Fund will support no fewer than 12 projects targeting women and girls who want to become more active through sport.
Spirit of 2012 has begun a tendering process to work with an organisation or individual that can support our funding recipients to build their capacity for monitoring and evaluation.
Our Founding Chair’s tenure comes to an end in October 2017, and we are now looking to appoint an outstanding individual to lead our accomplished and energetic Board of Trustees in shaping the agenda of Spirit of 2012 as we move into the next exciting chapter of our life-cycle.
The Manchester Village Spartans Rugby Club
Two projects funded by Spirit of 2012 have been announced as finalists in this year's National Lottery Awards. DanceSyndrome and Manchester Village Spartans are both in with the chance of winning a £5,000 prize and nationwide acclaim on the BBC One National Lottery Awards show. You can find out more about the projects below, and you can also visit the link at the bottom of this page to support them with your vote.
Getting into competitive sport…