Scotland

Scotland

Across Scotland, hundreds of local community sports groups and charities are using the power of sport to transform young people’s lives and tackle problems within their communities.

 

These groups are often under-resourced and regularly face threats to their survival. The local heroes who run them struggle daily to find the time, and funding they need to continue their work.

 

Sported fills this gap by offering free, vital support which is often the difference between them surviving or closing down.

 

We have a particular focus on tackling inequality, addressing Mental Health issues, and helping to close the attainment gap using sport as the catalyst for change.

Helping groups become more accessible for young people with disabilities.

Building the sustainability of community football clubs in the bottom 20% most deprived areas of Scotland.

Thanks to local funders 

If you’re interested in making a positive  difference for young people by partnering with Sported, please contact Dan Fyffe-Jardine, Scotland National Manager on 07917764117 or

d.fyffejardine@sported.org.uk

Latest news

Boots and Beards

The Times and Sunday Times Charity Appeal 2020

Boots & Beards was started in 2016 and since then, over 1,000 Asian youngsters and their families have been introduced to the benefits of hiking – and learnt a huge amount about themselves at the same time.

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Sophie’s story

Dundee Dragons

Dundee Dragons

The Times and Sunday Times Charity Appeal 2020

Shayne’s mobility is affected by HSP (hereditary spastic paralysis), a rare genetic disorder that causes weakness in the leg muscles and deteriorates over time. Joining the Dragons has given him self-belief. He was one of the players who won the first Junior NBA Wheelchair Basketball League title in Scotland last year.

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Sophie Volunteer

Sophie’s Story

As a 16-year-old, Sophie has packed more into her life than most people do in a lifetime. She is passionate about sport and the benefits it can bring people physically and mentally. Find out more about why she’s volunteering with Sported, why she thinks everyone should get involved with their local community and how she hopes to continue inspiring young girls and women to get into sport.

Read her story

A Sported Story