Clubs & Communities

Focus On... basketballscotland

How Basketball is impacting on the lives of young people and communities across the country.

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Community stalwart

Community sport hub in Perth & Kinross thrives thanks to community champion

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Focus On ... Orienteering

How Dundee became an Orienteering super-city

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Beating heart of the community

Community’s health and wellbeing at heart of hub rebrand

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Back from the brink

Fintry community hub is thriving thanks to a group of volunteers

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Bright sporting futures

Scottish Sports Futures praised by Minister for Children and Young People

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Focus On ... Cycling [2021]

Campaign launched to encourage and empower more teenage girls to cycle.

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Power of the bike

Active Travel Minister hopes Cycling World Champs will inspire women and girls

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Minister put through her paces

Spotlight on Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week

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Taking the plunge

Open water swimming group has been supporting thousands of women’s physical and mental health.

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En garde

A new Stirling fencing club is encouraging people to try the sport

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Focus On ... Rugby

Fraserburgh RFC has brought a new sport to the town

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Gabhail Ar Pàirt: Ceitidh Matthews

An t-Oifigear Ionaid a’ toirt ceum a bharrachd às leth coimhearsnachdan na Gàidhealtachd a Tuath

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These boots are made for walking

DCI funding helping under-represented groups get out on the hills 

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Playing our part: Katie Matthews

Hub Officer goes the extra mile for North Highland communities

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National Lottery support for sport

Joy for the latest projects to benefit from National Lottery funding

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Playing our part: Karin Sharp

Support for golf helped the sport through the pandemic

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Supporting mental health

New e-learning module will help coaches and participants

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Focus On ... Cricket - 2021

How Cricket Scotland are creating an even playing field for inclusion

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Everyone's Game

New campaign aims to help support the return of rugby

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Focus on ... Tennis

How Tennis brought friends together during lockdown and inspired them to give something back

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You got a friend in me

Hub officers come together to support new starts

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Serving the community

Badminton star sets up social enterprise

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Helping out

National Lottery funding lends a hand to Scottish sport

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Supporting adventure

Love of outdoor environment brings Oban community together 

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A friendly environment

Green-fingered volunteers pitch in to increase biodiversity on hub grounds

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Community action

Sport clubs in East Ayrshire lend a helping hand to the community

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Keeping in touch

Glasgow cricket communities stay empowered throughout lockdown

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Funding boost for sports

Additional £450,000 to support Scottish sport during COVID-19

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Faireachdainn math

Fèis sunnd na Gàidhealtachd ag aonachadh na coimhearsnachd ionadail

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Feeling good

Highland wellbeing festival unites local community

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All in this together

New hub in Glasgow helps local community get through lockdown 

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A helping hand for sport

Scottish sport and physical activity groups receive lottery support

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Motoring on

Motorsport organisations give thanks for financial support

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£1m boost for Scottish sport

Funding protects clubs from lost ticket revenue during pandemic

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Focus on Handball - Empowering Communities

School links enable sport to engage communities and young people

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Jiggle all the way

Jogging group helps improve physical and mental health of women in Glasgow

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Talking it through

Using physical activity to facilitate discussions about mental health

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Champions for Change

Wellbeing project tackles social challenges in North Ayrshire communities

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Pounding the pavements

Initiative continues to keep South Lanarkshire residents active

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Focus On ... Judo [Jan 2021]

Fighting Fit programme supports judoka during lockdown

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My sporting life: Ross Hutton

Ross Hutton looks forward to being a Changing Lives Champion

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A dream team

New football team helping to change lives in Luncarty

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Flying Finn

Sky high celebrations for 14th birthday

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Focus on... SDS

Working in partnership to improve equality and inclusion

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My sporting life: Karen Campbell

Health and wellbeing officer Karen helps young people stay active in Paisley

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Cycling for all

Why Scottish Cycling believe embracing inclusion can change lives

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Community matters

Sports clubs support communities through non-traditional ways

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Lottery boost for sport

Projects across Scotland will benefit

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Focus on... Bowls - Thank you front-line workers

Bowled over by dedication of frontline workers

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Young at heart

Table tennis club keeps Glasgow’s older generations active

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Sport changes lives

Report shows impact of sports participation

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Covid Officers help sport's return

Thousands receive Covid Officer training to help safe return of sport

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Focus on ... Rowing in Lockdown

Scottish Rowing prepare members for a phased return to the water

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Latest phase 3 guidance

Revised guidance for the return of organised sport and physical activity was published on 11 September following the Scottish Government's latest update.

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Making a difference

£100k of National Lottery funding to be shared by 25 projects  

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Spòrs fad beatha: Dorian Marshall

Oifigear poilis air chluaineas a’ faotainn buannachd bho chom-pàirteachadh ann an co-ionad spòrs coimhearsnachd

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Sport for life: Nasreen Choudhry

'The best part of being active is that you feel good about yourself'

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Taking to the streets

Basketball clubs adapt to get young people back on the court

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Focus on ... Netball in Lockdown

How Netball Scotland are playing their part by putting members at the heart of their planning

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Sport for life: Dorian Marshall

Retired police officer benefits from involvement in community sport hub

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On the way back

Date set for indoor sports facilities to open 

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Dream team

Bowling club team up with charity to provide thousands of meals for residents 

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A virtual trip Down Under

Lismore RFC back in action after putting in the miles for charity

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The heart of the community

Football club takes its place back at the heart of the community

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Focus on ... Squash Lockdown Toolkit

How squash kept their members engaged during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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A boost for sport

Lottery boost for Scottish sport and physical activity groups

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Chipping in

Kind-hearted members help club through crisis and to a rise in membership

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Serving their community

Clear communication is key as tennis clubs reopen their courts 

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#ThanksToYou - cricket

How National Lottery funding helps support club engagement

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First steps back

Outdoor sports to return as part of new exercise guidelines

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Clubbing together

Clubs find innovative ways to keep their communities connected

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Support for sport

Measures announced to help sport during these difficult times

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Treasured memories

Looking back helps older people adapt to new way of life

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Community spirit leads the way

A community ethos is at the heart of the success of Craigie CSH

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Pooling together

Refugees in Edinburgh given opportunity to learn how to swim

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PickUp basketball

Getting more active through basketball

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A lotto boost for sport

Sports clubs across Scotland receive a helping hand

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Walk of life

Women and girls get active through walking netball in Clackmannanshire

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One community

Local church provides physical and social opportunities for all ages

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Making moves

Learn how Inspiring Cadder! is getting young people moving in north Glasgow

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It's all because you play

Sports join forces with a note of thanks to Lottery players

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Power play

A powerchair football club has launched new sessions with Lottery backing

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A sporting chance

Find out how Care2B Active is helping care experienced young people into sport

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FooTEA mad

Spartans improving young people’s lives through sport and nutrition

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New heights

Learn how one basketball club is blazing a trail for the women's game

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Free period products for sports clubs

Funding for 500 clubs to supply products

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Fuel for sport

Sport and nutrition combined to help thousands of people in Ayrshire

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Gymnastic fantastic

EK Gymnastics Club lead the way on Women and Girls in Sport Week

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Having their say

Young people help shape future of Dundee hub

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Heart of the community

Community sport hubs hit all-time high

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Games legacy grows

Community sport hubs hit record figures

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Taking the lead

Discover how young sports leaders are changing lives in Glasgow

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Playing our part 2019 Wicketz

Wicketz project drives social inclusion and community engagement

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Playing our part 2019 WDGC

Progressive gymnastics club uses National Lottery funding to flourish

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Playing our part 2019 Strathmore RFC

Autism-friendly rugby sessions at Tayside club changing children's lives

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Life changing

New research reveals positive effects of a more active Scotland

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Making a splash

River based community sport hub improves the safety of its users

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Focus on fencing

Club takes 'fighting with the family' to a whole new level

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Focus on... Walking Netball

How a walking netball project is combating mental health issues 

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Jogging the mind

Jog leaders to use sport to help improve mental health

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Women and girls get active

Fifteen projects to benefit from £300k funding stream 

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Breaking the ice

Scottish Curling is leading the way in making the ice more accessible

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Learning through sport

Motherwell hub programme helps young people gain qualifications

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Investing in clubs

£250,000 boost for nine clubs through Direct Club Investment

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A helping hand

Nairn Ladies FC make league debut thanks to lottery players

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Focus On … Swimming

How sponsorship is helping the nation get confident in the water

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Room for everyone

Huntly festival thriving as local businesses support annual run

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Open seas

Rowing initiative improves wellbeing of female participants

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The Glasgow bounce

How two sports used a major event to promote development

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Award winner: Team United

Club recognised for providing sport to young people with autism 

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Shooting for the stars

How one club used Clubs Open Doors Week as a platform to grow

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Thanks a million

Projects to share £1m fund to change lives through sport

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Focus on Judo

Girls' participation programme leads to membership diversity

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Serving up a helping hand

Funding provides boost for women and girls' participation in sport

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Doors are open to all

Local communities given chance to try new sport or activity 

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Focus on ... Golf

In the home of golf there is a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer

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Focus on ... Hockey

Scottish Hockey boost participation through school and club connections

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A lasting legacy

First recipients of Glasgow 2018 legacy funding are announced

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Building for the future

Year of Young People celebrated with National Lottery windfall

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A system for all of Scotland (Gaelic)

Fiù ann an àiteachan far a bheil siubhal na dhùbhlan, tha spòrs a’ soirbheachadh

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A lotto help

National Lottery players hand Scottish sport a lift

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Focus on ... Bowls

Find out how clubs are opening their doors to the community 

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Kingussie community spirit shines - Spiorad Coimhearsnachd Chinn a’ Ghiùthsaich a’ Deàlradh

Trì cheud sgoilear – aon dìoghras co-roinnte aig fèis Chinn a’ Ghiùthsaich

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Impact of Inclusive Inch Park

How a community club in Edinburgh is changing lives through sport

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That Friday feeling

Flagship project at Girvan Community Sport Hub tackles anti-social behaviour

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Kingussie community spirit shines

Three hundred pupils ... one shared passion for sport at Kingussie festival

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Positive change

New £1m community fund aims to create more inclusive and healthier nation 

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A system for all of Scotland

Even in places where travel is challenging, sport is thriving

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Cycling for success

Young cyclists at community club in Falkirk given new coaching opportunity 

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Inside centre of a community

How funding enables a rugby club in Forfar to put community first 

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Focus On Walking Football

A ‘life-changing’ new sport is sweeping the nation

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Pedal power

Cycling clubs in Dunfermline 'sure to thrive' with DCI funding

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On the rise

Legacy pledge on track as Community Sport Hubs tally reaches 192 

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The power of sport

Football should focus more on the positive impact it has

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Making equality a priority

Partners in East Lothian embracing Sports Charter - has your club signed up yet?

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An academy for all

How Gartcairn Football Academy became a truly progressive sports club

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Let the Games begin (Gaelic)

Clann sgoile is sgoil-àraich san Aghaidh Mhòr cur taic ri Geamannan Oilimpigeach a’ Gheamhraidh

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Aviemore celebrates the Winter Games!

School and nursery children in Aviemore get behind the Winter Olympics

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Deaf Football Festival a huge success

School kids gain new skills and connections at Deaf Football Festival

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Pathway to a sporting future

Next generation of sports leaders taking shape in Arbroath

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#RaiseASmile for judo hub

Sam Ingram on National Lottery ‘surprise’

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GO LIVE! Legacy launched

Find out how your hub can benefit from £500,000 Glasgow 2018 GO LIVE! fund 

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The future is bright

Year of Young People 2018 to kick off with night of recognition 

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Off the streets

Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club are champions of social change

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#ThanksToNationalLottery competition finalists

Find out which club topped our #ThanksToNationalLottery poll

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Swim in the fast lane

Lottery-funded partnership work makes sport more accessible than ever 

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On the ball

Tom Jack has worked wonders at Gartcairn Football Academy

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Focus on ... Boxing

How boxing is partnering up to make the sport accessible to everyone

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Table toppers

North Ayrshire TTC show what community commitment can achieve

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Club together

Know a club that supports a local community like City of Edinburgh do?

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We need a hero

Ammar Ashraf is a community champion; know anyone like him?

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Focus on ... Athletics

Community clubs thriving thanks to investment in expertise

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Smashing it

Beach volleyball duo aiming high at Commonwealth Youth Games

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Direct route: Falkirk Fury

Falkirk Fury scale heights thanks to Direct Club Investment

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A shining example

Dundee-based Grove Menzieshill HC win top European hockey accolade

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Are you ready for Rio?

That’s the question Scottish Rowing has asked its clubs to get people on the water

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Finishing with a flourish

Perthshire RFC works in partnership with its community to deliver on development goals

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Springboard to success

By supporting its clubs gymnastics can capitalise on the buzz of 2014 and 2015

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Bouncing back to netball

A gruelling battle with cancer led an Aberdeenshire woman back to the game she loved

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Thanks a lotto

Scotland expresses gratitude for vital sport funding from the National Lottery

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Joined-up thinking

One man helps put two community sport hubs at the heart of their neighbourhoods

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Focus On ... Basketball

How a sport puts wellbeing of participants front and centre

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