Spirit of Calton is part of Spirit of 2012’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games legacy programme Fourteen; instigated by Spirit’s investment in the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games and its legacy around the UK. 14 communities across the UK have been identified as Fourteen communities that will each receive a resource budget of up to £250,000 over three years to invest in activity that local people themselves believe will make a difference to well-being and happiness within their community. The Fourteen programme is known locally in the Calton as 'Spirit of Calton.'
The programme is being run by the national grant making charity Foundation Scotland on behalf of the Spirit of 2012 Trust.
Spirit of Calton wants to make a difference by: • Improving individual well-being; • Improving perceptions towards disability and impairment; • Overcoming isolation; • Connecting people within communities
Spirit of Calton hopes to achieve this kind of impact through supporting: • Social action and volunteering; • Grass roots sport and physical activity; • Cultural activity and arts • Youth Development
Spirit of Calton is keen to support local people to share and celebrate their skills, experience and knowledge and demonstrate their energy and commitment to lead change and development in their communities. It will do this by providing opportunities for people to share ideas, be heard and take action to make a difference to their community.
And by encouraging and building friendships, connections and collaboration, Spirit of Calton wants to build links and partnerships between individuals and groups that will strengthen community spirit.
We're keen to hear your ideas about how Spirit of Calton might take shape. So please take a few minutes to answer the following questions....