Community Sports Hubs are an exciting and innovative approach to the development of sport in local communities.
They bring together sport clubs and community organisations 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.
The Community Sport Hubs approach is to support and empower local people to improve sport and physical activity in communities across Scotland. It starts with understanding the needs within a community and then collaborating to facilitate and deliver activities and interventions.
What we do
Across East Ayrshire we work with sports clubs, volunteers, third sector organisations and a host of partners to provide support and develop inclusive approaches that ensure everyone can get active. We help establish partnerships and develop plans and resources to build capacity and capability in community organisations.
The approach allows for each Community Sport Hub to be unique, however each are founded on the same three pillars:
- meeting community needs
- fostering community collaboration
- empowering community leaders
Each Community Sports Hub develops their own vision and values to ensure all involved are clear on the work they will do together, which is detailed in a simple, clear plan to improve the sporting infrastructure across East Ayrshire and increase sporting opportunities in local communities
For more information on Community Sports Hubs in East Ayrshire please contact the relevant staff: