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 and wellbeing 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.
Sported has partnered with Scottish Disability Sport and Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club to improve inclusion for young people with disabilities and create more inclusive sports spaces for everyone.
21% of young people in Scotland are considered disabled but 80% of those young people wish they were more active. Project 21 aims to tackle some of the barriers facing these young people and build new opportunities with groups working hard to deliver inclusive activities.
Building the sustainability of community football clubs in the bottom 20% most deprived areas of Scotland.
Thanks to Scottish funders