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Updated 10th July 2020

During these unprecedented times and looking to the future when Scotland does begin to recover from the coronavirus outbreak, Sports Councils and ClubSport networks have a hugely important and significant role to play at a local level.  We are working hard to support our members, providing advice and guidance where we can.  

  • All the latest Covid-19 information being released by sportscotland is being uploaded to their website, which is updated regularly.  Click here to find out more about Getting Your Facilities Ready for Sport, Getting Your Coaches Ready for Sport, Latest Outdoor and Physical Activity Guidance and Support for Clubs and Community Sport Organisations. 
  • As Scotland enters Phase 3 the Scottish Government website has been updated with key dates, click here for further information. 
  • Our first Fantastic Fanatics information session takes place on Wednesday 15th July. Information has been sent directly to our members.  The session is free to attend for Sports Councils and ClubSport networks and clubs within your membership.  E-mail info@scottishclubsport.co.uk for more information.
  • Our fourth and final Financial Support Workshop took place on Wednesday 1st July.  The feedback has been very positive and we have had some attendees contact us to let us know of their success with funding applications as a result of the information shared at the session.  If you would like to organise one of these workshops please e-mail info@scottishclubsport.co.uk.  They are free for our members and clubs to attend.  Feedback has been extremely positive - "The workshop was excellent", "Found out more information about funding opportunities for local clubs", "Excellent workshop, keep this great service going", "Simple and straight foward presentations.  Adam was friendly and knowledgeable".
  • The Small Grants Fund has re-launched, this Fund is only open to Sports Councils and Club Sport networks.  The Application Form and Guidelines have been issued to members, please submit completed applications before the deadline of Friday 24th July 2020.
  • Our June 2020 Funding Bulletin was circulated last week to members, the main focus is on four specific funds - Magic Little Grants, Baillie Gifford Grassroots Sports Fund, Business Support Fund and the Weir Charitable Trust.  
  • The Zoom Guidelines we previously circulated have been updated and are available for download on the Scottish ClubSport Actify Hub.  If the Secretary has not received an invitation to join the Hub please e-mail info@scottishclubsport.co.uk.  A copy is also available to download here.
  • We circulated new Guidelines and Toolkits this week - Twitter Guidelines and Video Conferencing Hints and Tips.  Download a copy of the Twitter document here, and the Video Conferencing here.
  • We are offering Development Plan support to our members and have received notes of interest from members who are interested in beginning the process, if you are interested in receiving this support please e-mail info@scottishclubsport.co.uk.
  • We continue to share information on our Facebook page which can be found here.  

We appreciate that our members will have concerns about the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  For the latest Scottish Government information please use this link.  

We wish our members well during this difficult time.


Welcome to Scottish ClubSport, the new identity for the Scottish Assocation of Local Sports Councils (SALSC).  

Expanding on the nature and unique structure of sports councils Scottish ClubSport is committed to growing the foundations put in place over the last 40 years by SALSC.  The evolution of a national and local structure relevant to the sporting landscape of today will see sports councils embrace new opportunities and a modernised clubsport framework, engage knowledge and empower sports networks to work together at a local level.

Scottish ClubSport has identified priority areas, they are:

  • Membership Development
  • Volunteer Support
  • Advocacy Activity
  • Strong Governance

The transformation Scottish ClubSport will bring change within the membership; a modernised identity and framework implemented by more sports councils will develop the clubsport model further and a new wave of members will be identified across Local Authority areas not currently included in the membership. 

Historically sports councils were set up as geographically based local sports networks representing the interests of sports clubs within their respective areas, this core role will not change, the aim of Scottish ClubSport is to strengthen this role within the sporting landscape.  Sports councils were established to create unique links between clubs, Local Authorities and locally elected members, a critical role which is maintained today.

Download a copy of our current Strategy here.

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Scottish ClubSport Conference

Sat 07 Nov 2020
10:00 - 17:00
Stirling Court Hotel