What is Fourteen?
The Fourteen programme aims to extend the reach and legacy of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, connecting and inspiring people and communities and increasing well-being. Funding for the programme comes form The Spirit of 2012 Trust (Spirit), a newly established charitable trust set up by the Big Lottery Fund using proceeds from the sale of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Village in London.
Through Fourteen, Spirit will invest £3.5 million to support initiatives inspired by many aspects of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 14 geographical communities across the UK, to create a 3 year programme of community participation inspired by the Games. Six of these communities will be in Scotland, and three in Glasgow have already been selected to take part. The remaining communities will be in Edinburgh, rural Scotland and an island community.
Foundation Scotland is Spirit’s delivery partner for the Fourteen programme in Scotland. Supported by Foundation Scotland, the six communities will design and run their own community activity to further increase participation levels in sport, culture, youth development and volunteering. Fourteen is community led and each community will decide themselves how they want to invest in order to increase participation in one of more of the following activities:
Social action and volunteering
Grass roots sport and physical activity
Cultural activity and arts
Youth leadership and personal development
What does Fourteen offer?
Through the Fourteen programme communities will be able to access dedicated funding of up to £250,000 in total over 3 years to deliver long-lasting social change inspired by the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Communities will also have access to some practical help and advice from an experienced community engagement professional employed by Foundation Scotland.