Glasgow becomes European Capital of Sport for the second time
Glasgow is taking on the mantle of European Capital of Sport (ECOS) 2023 - and becomes the first city to hold the title twice, 20 years after first achieving the accolade.
Glasgow is a global sporting city and world leader in using sport to change lives, and the first phase of an ECOS fund has awarded more than £50,000 to communities across the city to increase opportunities for people to take part in sport and get active.
Glasgow Life, the charity that delivers culture and sport in Glasgow, is providing funding to 70 sporting organisations throughout the city that applied for £750 grants to support people to get active, regardless of background or ability.
The ECOS fund prioritises projects which support underrepresented groups, such as women and girls, ethnic minorities, those with disabilities and low-income families.
The first round of grants is aimed at activities between January and June 2023, ranging from grassroots sporting events and open days to new club sessions and community-based programmes. The second phase of the ECOS fund, for projects taking place from July until December, will open on 1 April and close on 8 May.