13 March 2024

Twenty-three community sport organisations awarded European Capital of Sport funding by Glasgow Life

Two groups of young people wearing colourful bibs playing a football match on an outdoor pitch

Glasgow Life has awarded thousands of pounds of funding to community sport organisations across the city.

Twenty-three groups will receive a share of nearly £60,000, with awards of up to £3,000 each, through the European Capital of Sport (ECOS) Legacy Fund.

The fund was open to organisations which put on activities to celebrate Glasgow's year as the European Capital of Sport in 2023.

The shortlisted groups voted for the winners at events in four areas of the city. The ECOS Legacy Fund prioritises organisations that:

  • Develop opportunities in physical activity and sport for local communities in Glasgow.
  • Remove barriers to taking part in physical activity and sport for underrepresented groups.
  • Use physical activity and sport to enhance physical and mental wellbeing.

Organisations will use the funding for a range of projects, including after-school gymnastics programmes and basketball festivals for people with additional support needs.

You can find the full list of successful groups on the Glasgow Life website.