Community Sport Hubs
Community sport hubs provide a home for sport
They bring together sport clubs and key local partners who want to develop and grow the sporting offering in the community.
They focus on sustainable, community-led approaches that get clubs working together to develop welcoming, safe and fun environments for sport.
Community sport hubs are Lottery-funded and are one of sportscotland's key programmes contributing to Legacy and supports local sport clubs to play their part in a world class sporting system.
A community sport hub is focused on the clubs around an area, sport centre, community centre, school, park or a playing field pavilion. In some cases a community sport hub combines a number of these places, or it may simply centre on a single-venue hosting many clubs. The 'hub' is essentially a collective of progressive sport clubs working together in a local community.
Each community sport hub is unique, and develops its own vision and values in a clear and simple plan. The common thread that binds all hubs together is that they work to be sustainable, and they follow these five principles:
- Growth in participation
- Understanding community need
- Supporting community leadership
- Offering a range of sports
- Ensuring all the right people are working together
Each hub will vary in its model and structure but all should involve local groups and organisations. A community sport hub plays a fundamental role in bringing key people together by working in partnership, for the benefit of clubs and the local community, in a sustainable way.
Community Sport Hubs in West Lothian
If your club or organisation would like to find out more, or become involved, please complete the Sport Club Survey and the relevant Community Sport Coordinator will contact you.