Currently, there are twelve legacy programmes that will help in the delivery of the three outcomes under this theme. Five of these programmes were newly developed as a result of the Games coming to Glasgow in 2014: Games for Scotland, BIG Lottery Fund’s 2014 Communities Programme, Community Sports Hubs and Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund. Also, the Games provided a stimulus for developing a Physical Activity Implementation Plan. The others were existing programmes or activity that use the power of the Games to strengthen focus and increase momentum.
Collectively, they are helping raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity and sport, and providing a range of opportunities for people of all levels of ability to get involved; they are helping sport providers have the required infrastructure (people and places) to meet the demands of participation and development pathways; and are ensuring our high performance athletes have the support they need to perform well at the Glasgow 2014 Games and future events.
In addition to legacy programmes, there are a number of Legacy 2014 supported projects, ie smaller projects, events and activities happening across the country that have been inspired by the Games and which contribute to the national legacy outcomes. The supported projects benefit from using the Legacy 2014 brand and the underpinning brand benefits package. More information on the supported projects can be found at Legacy 2014 supported projects, and on accessing the brand at the Legacy 2014-Brand Centre.
Active Legacy Programmes – progress so far
The information on the legacy programmes within this section is drawn from the progress reported by the various partners delivering the programmes.
An overview of the legacy story across all themes is available on the Legacy 2014 website. This website provide various case studies of how individuals, groups, communities, schools and businesses have got involved in legacy activity and feeling the benefits, as well as highlighting where opportunities still exist to get involved.