Sportscotland to spend £6m on 50 Community Sports Hubs | Leisure Opportunities
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
WTS International
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Rockville, Maryland, United States
University College School
£65,000 per annum
Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Thermae Bath Spa
£10.00 per hour + Commission on Product Sales
Bath, United Kingdom
Bracknell Leisure Centre
£18,357
Bracknell Forest, United Kingdom
University of Essex
£24,183 - £27,198 per annum
Essex, United Kingdom

Sportscotland to spend £6m on 50 Community Sports Hubs

Job opportunities
The Hawthorns School
£19,000 - £21,000 dependent on skills and experience
location: Bletchingley, United Kingdom
University of Essex
£24,183 - £27,198 per annum
location: Essex, United Kingdom
University of Bath
Starting from £16,983, rising to £18,263
location: Bath, United Kingdom
more jobs

Sportscotland will invest £6m (US$8.5m, €7.7m) to establish 50 new Community Sports Hubs across the country by 2020.

The national sports quango will plough £1.5m (US$2.1m, €1.9m) of its National Lottery funding per year over the next four years, as it attempts to grow its existing 153 hubs to 200.

Since 2010, sportscotland has spent £7.5m (US$10.6m, €9.6m) launching 153 hubs, with at least one in each of the nation’s 32 local authorities. By the end of 2020, the body will have spent £13.5m (US$19.1m, €17.2m) on the centres.

Established as one of sportscotland and the Scottish government’s key Legacy 2014 commitments, following Glasgow’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games, the Community Sports Hubs were designed to develop and grow the number of sports and physical activities in the local communities.

Sportscotland’s 2014/15 results revealed that 1,000 affiliated clubs with nearly 115,000 active members were delivering sessions at the hubs. The target of 50 per cent of hubs being established in schools has also been surpassed (55 per cent).

Stewart Harris, sportscotland chief executive, said the Community Sports Hubs were a “great legacy success story”.

“Community Sports Hubs offer an exciting and innovative approach to the development of sport in local clubs and communities across Scotland,” added Scottish sports minister Jamie Hepburn. “They provide an excellent focus for local communities to engage in a more active and healthy lifestyle – a key part of our 2014 Legacy plan.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Sportscotland will invest £6m (US$8.5m, €7.7m) to establish 50 new Community Sports Hubs across the country by 2020.
SAR
The hubs were described as an 'innovative' approach to the development of sport by sports minister Jamie Hepburn
employer of choice
John Treharne, CEO, The Gym Group
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery.