The Commonwealth Games - involving communities!
It is now less than 2 years until the start of the Commonwealth Games which are scheduled to take place in Glasgow in 2014. How can we ensure that all communities in Scotland can benefit from the legacy of the investment and profile of this national initiative?
As part of the Commonwealth Games Legacy Programme, the Scottish Government has commissioned SCDC to work with community organisations across Scotland to support them to use the Games as a catalyst for building on their work to develop activities and projects that involve local people, increase local community action and support the achievement of better health and social outcomes.
Working with local Legacy Leads and partner agencies, SCDC is supporting community organisations to involve people in local conversations on what they would like to see as a legacy for their own communities, and to engage better at a strategic level in order to get their message across. Now in the second tranche of the programme, SCDC has been working with more than 15 localities and communities of interest across 9 local authorities in Scotland, adding value to community activity already happening in these areas by,
- supporting local groups and partnerships to demonstrate the contribution of existing activity to local and national outcomes
- increasing the profile of local organisations' activities through a local Games Legacy event and media strategy
- supporting local groups and partnerships to make stronger links with local strategic decision makers, by showcasing their work through the Games Legacy programme
- and, supporting the creation or development of local partnerships.
The programme closed on the 31st of March 2013. Find out more about past projects within the Commonwealth Games Legacy Programme, as well as the one we are currently featuring. You can also see a list of all the organisations and partnerships that SCDC worked with.