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Sport in communities and schools

We are investing in sport initiatives in communities and schools to encourage and make it easier for people to be more active.

Community Sport Hubs

Through sportscotland, we are working with local authorities across Scotland to create Community Sport Hubs (CSHs). Based in local facilities such as schools, sport centres and community centres, CSHs provide information, support and advice on a range of sports and physical activities to make it easier for local people to get active.

Between 2009 and 2016, sportscotland invested £1.5 million annually in creating 157 CSHs, with least 50% based in schools and at least one in every local authority area.

Sportscotland aims to create a further 50 CSHs by 2020. More information can be found on the sportscotland website.

Active Schools

The Active Schools programme aims to provide more and higher-quality opportunities for children and young people to take part in sport and physical activity before school, during lunchtime and after school, and to develop links between schools and sports clubs within the community.

Through sportscotland, we work with local authorities to invest in and support the Active Schools Network: the more than 400 managers and coordinators who develop these opportunities.

The programme has now been running for more than 10 years. More information and the latest annual report is available on the sportscotland website.