Scottish Gymnastics Launch Changing Lives Fund for Clubs

Posted on 20/01/2023 in Club News

Scottish Gymnastics Launch Changing Lives Fund for Clubs

Scottish Gymnastics has created a new fund to support passionate clubs in delivering projects which change lives and open gymnastics to more people, thanks to the support of the Witherby Publishing Group.

The Changing Lives approach is the intentional use of sport to change lives. This is a key part of the participation strategy for gymnastics in Scotland.

We believe in the power of gymnastics to change lives and positively influence physical activity and sporting journeys. We know that many people cannot or do not access gymnastics opportunities due to a variety of complex barriers. We want this fund to enable groups of people who are less likely to participate in gymnastics to take part. 

Grants of £250 to £2,500 will be available to clubs who have identified a need for their community and can design and deliver a gymnastics project to address that need. We particularly want to hear from clubs who understand what community projects may already be running in their area, and how they can help or add value. We want to hear from clubs who can break down the barriers to participation and offer person-centred gymnastics, with the aim of positive outcomes. 

We would like to hear from the passionate people in our member clubs who are interested in driving life-changing projects in their communities through gymnastics. You can find out more information about the fund, and the grants that are available in the brochure below. You can also start the application process using the form.

> View Changing Lives Fund Information Pack
> Apply For Funding

We encourage you to be creative in the way you could design and deliver projects and collaborate with your local community and organisations. Take a look at some key considerations for funding below:
- ability to clearly identify and evidence a community need for new gymnastics activities.
- demonstrate an understanding of your local community.
- evidence of a participant centred approach when creating and designing the project.
- evidence of a partnership approach to delivering the project and how it will contribute to wider social outcomes. 
- applicant meets minimum scottish gymnastics operating standards on an ongoing basis.

Applications will be open until Friday 17 February with funding announcements made to successful applicants by Tuesday 28 February.

We are unable to support all projects but welcome unsuccessful projects to apply in the future and will support suitable projects to source other funding options with the help of our development team. We would like to hear from you before you apply, so please get in touch if you have any questions or to discuss your project plan by emailing

> Apply for Changing Lives Funding

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