The Community Sport Hub project is an exciting and innovative approach to the development of physical activity and sport in local communities. Community Sports Hubs are a key part of sportscotland‘s contribution to legacy 2014. The project is delivered locally by High Life Highland and aims to bring together all the key partners involved in health and wellbeing, physical activity, and sport development to create a joint approach locally to increase participation levels. The project has a particular focus on equalities and inclusion by supporting activity groups and clubs to deliver quality sports and physical activity opportunities to the whole community.
The development of Community Sport Hubs got underway in 2012 and we now have hubs established in twelve Highland communities.
Badenoch | Aviemore | Dingwall | Tain | Thurso | Inverness Royal Academy | Ullapool | Nairn | Strathspey | Skye & Lochalsh | Lochaber | East Caithness
What we do
The aims of the Community Sport Hubs in the Highlands are to:
- Encourage a more coordinated approach to the development of physical and mental health and wellbeing, sport and activities within Highland Communities.
- Investigate whether existing sport and physical activity opportunities meet local needs.
- Provide a forum for all local sports clubs, activity groups and partners to meet, share good practice, information, and exchange ideas.
- Support our local Community Clubs to deliver quality sports, activity and exercise provision.
- Collectively increase the quality and amount of sporting and physical activity opportunities within our local communities and increase participation levels.
- Create a package of quality sport and physical activity opportunities that is well promoted, easily accessible and caters for all within the community.
The Highland Community Sport Hub project’s work featured in sportscotland’s 2021 annual report and continues to support communities around the Highlands during the pandemic. Find out more about the work we do with communities, members and partners in the North Highland case study .
Community Sport Hubs continue are continuing to support communities and members to recover while ensuring communities can reap the benefits of sport and physical activity for their mental and physical health.
If your community group or club are looking for help or advice to adapt your activities to COVID restrictions, you can find helpful tips and links to further support and information here.
If you are interested in receiving regular updates on funding, volunteer or coaching courses, health and wellbeing events, sport clubs and community projects, COVID support and information please contact Katie or Martin to sign up to your local Community Sport Hub or about setting up a Community Sport Hub in your area, it’s completely free!
Registration and membership is free and only takes a few minutes. We want to reflect the changing landscape of sport and activity, health and wellbeing in your area so please complete the form as fully as possible.
Scan the QR code below with your phone camera or click the link, REGISTRATION FORM.
For more information contact one of our dedicated Community Sport Hub Officers:
Katie Matthews, Community Sport Hubs Officer (North Highland), High Life Highland
Tel 01349 781691 / 07747842713
Martin Godwin, Community Sport Hubs Officer (South Highland), High Life Highland
T: 01349 781691 / 07795825626
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