2 years to go!


CWG logo

Today, the Glasgow 2014 Committee announced that it is exactly 2 years until the start of the Commonwealth Games which will take place in Glasgow. As the countdown begins, how can we ensure that all communities in Scotland 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.

Over the past year, SCDC has been supporting community organisations, local partnerships and Legacy Leads 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.

We will soon be updating the Commonwealth Games Involving Communities section of our website with news and stories from the communities involved. In the meantime, you can read about the organisations and partnerships we have been working with here

If you would like any more information on the programme please contact either Andrew Paterson on andrew@scdc.org.uk Olivia Hanley on olivia@scdc.org.uk.