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What is Fourteen?

The Fourteen programme extended the reach and legacy of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, connecting and inspiring people and communities and increasing well-being. Funding for the programme came form The Spirit of 2012 Trust  which had been set up by the Big Lottery Fund using proceeds from the sale of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Village in London.

Through Fourteen, Spirit invested £3.5 million to support initiatives inspired by many aspects of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 14 geographical communities across the UK and created a three year programme of community participation inspired by the Games. Six of the communities were in Scotland, including three in Glasgow (Gorbals, the Calton and Ruchill & Possilpark), one in Edinburgh (Dumbiedykes), a rural community (Caithness) and an island community (Islay & Jura).  

Foundation Scotland operated as Spirit’s delivery partner for the Fourteen programme in Scotland. Supported by Foundation Scotland, the six communities designed and ran their own community activity to further increase participation levels in sport, culture, youth development and volunteering. Fourteen was community led and each community decided themselves how they distributed funds 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 did Fourteen offer?

Through the Fourteen programme communities  had  access to dedicated funding of up to £250,000  to deliver long-lasting social change inspired by the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Communities  also had access to some practical help and advice from an experienced community engagement professional employed by Foundation Scotland.


The six communities

Spirit of Caithness

Spirit of Calton

Sprit of Dumbiedykes

Islay & Jura: A Fourteen Community

Spirit of the Gorbals

Spirit of Ruchill and Possilpark 

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