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Scottish Government Legacy 2014 Programme - Funding Part 2

Eleven projects which help the most disadvantaged people living in Scotland were today announced as the latest recipients of over £1.2 million of funding from the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away Programme.

New wave of funding

The new funding will help to tackle a wide range of issues including providing support for refugees, helping those affected by alcohol problems and supporting vulnerable older people. 

To mark the announcement, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison visited the Dundee Rep Theatre to see how a dramatherapy project, awarded £107k in July, is already delivering lasting benefits to 11-25 year olds with mental health problems, living in Dundee.

The £1.2 million marks the second tranche of funding from the £5 million Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away Programme.  To date, just over £2 million has been distributed to projects across Scotland.  Jointly funded by the Scottish Government and Sport Relief, the Home and Away Fund forms an important part of the Government’s commitment to leaving a lasting legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, said: 

This fresh wave of funding will support those projects in Scotland which play a vital role in helping people who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.   Understanding firsthand the work being carried out by the team at Dundee Rep Theatre through dramatherapy shows how this support really can make a difference to those who need help with their daily lives. Already we’re seeing how the legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, including this Home and Away programme, is positively impacting the lives of people across the country.”

Further information

Contact the Legacy 2014 inbox: legacy2014@scotland.gsi.gov.uk 

 

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