Celebrate – the final fling!

It all began on 30 April 2013 with the launch of Celebrate – a brand new fund aiming to bring the Commonwealth Games time party atmosphere to every part of ...

Celebrate announces final awards

The final grants from the Celebrate programme have been announced today (29 JULY). Since its launch in April 2013, Celebrate has awarded over £4.5 million to enable 646 community groups organise over 1,000 vibrant ...

Come Celebrate with us on 3 August!

Celebrate is set to take over Custom House Quay – one of the many Festival 2014 performance spaces across Glasgow. On Sunday 3 August between 12pm and 5pm we will be ...

Celebrate Case Studies

Taste of the Commonwealth Gala Day 2014 - Cernach Housing Association

No dampening of spirits in Drumchapel!

Culinary and cultural delights set the scene for Cernach Housing Association’s Gala ...
St Mungo's - Opening Ceremony

St Mungo’s Academy Celebrates its Commonwealth Connections

St Mungo’s Academy was awarded £4,773 from Celebrate to develop a Commonwealth ...
Neums of Namibia

Neums of Namibia

South African dance, drumming and storytelling were the order of the day ...

Latest News

We’re off to the Games!

A number of Celebrate projects from across Scotland are heading to the 2014 Games, thanks to an exciting ticket giveaway from the Scottish Government. They are amongst 87 Commonwealth Games Legacy projects to share in 1,000 tickets allocated to the Big Lottery Fund and gifted from the Scottish Government’s Legacy Tickets Initiative. The Legacy tickets are […]

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Count Us in!

Winners of five tickets to the 2014 Games closing ceremony, Lochgelly High School in Fife, has been telling us how their Celebrate award has made a difference to those pupils with additional support needs. With an award of £7,950, Lochgelly High School has joined with other Fife schools on the Count Us In project which […]

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Success for the Fostering Network

Winners of 10 tickets to the 2014 Games opening ceremony, the Fostering Network Scotland used its Celebrate award to involve a number of foster families in a range of sporting challenges. Thanks to a Celebrate award of £9,918 they were able to produce over 4,000 special ‘Let’s Go!’ challenge booklets for foster homes across Scotland. […]

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Celebrate supports our veterans

Residents of Erskine Homes will be heading to the Games this summer thanks to an allocation of Games tickets to the closing ceremony. During past months they have been busy preparing for their own Commonwealth Games by getting involved in arts and crafts activities leading up to the opening ceremony for its own unique event. […]

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Highland Russia Connection

Highland Russia Connection is bringing a flavour of Russian culture to people in and around Nairn. Thanks to a Celebrate award of £3,610, the group were able to embrace their Scottish connections while getting the whole town dancing at a special Commonwealth Ceilidh. Dance instructors taught young people a range of dances, both old and […]

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Barrmill Jolly Beggars Burns Club

The Barrmill Jolly Beggars Burns Club is bringing a flavour of Scottish literature and poetry to different generations in the town of Beith in North Ayrshire.  Winners of eight tickets to the 2014 Games closing ceremony gifted by the Scottish Government, the group has held a range of celebratory events with its £9,250 Celebrate award. […]

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Capability Scotland

When Your Voice Is But A Whisper

Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for, disabled children and adults across Scotland. Staff and their customers across Scotland recently celebrated the Commonwealth Games with a series of sporting, cultural and art activities. The week long programme of events was made possible thanks to a grant of £10,000 from the […]

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Put it in your calendar!

A jam packed programme of Celebrate events are taking place across Scotland. From queen’s baton relay celebrations and community fun days through to Comonwealth themed exhibitions and vibrant dance and musical peformances, there is something for everyone to get involved in. To keep you up date with what’s going on before, during and after the […]

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Latest Celebrate awards

More local groups from across Scotland will be holding their own 2014 Games inspired events, thanks to the latest Celebrate awards. With the Games just weeks away a further 74 groups are sharing in grants worth £503,113. Announcing the awards, Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn said: “As the Commonwealth Games draw closer we have been […]

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ComeAlongAthon - triathlonscotland

ComeAlongAthon and Celebrate

Celebrate has enabled triathlonscotland to develop a new participation and volunteering initiative called ComeAlongAthon (ComeAlong). Clubs can choose activities to suit their specific club plans and events are welcoming and inclusive. Perth Triathlon Club gets together on the first Saturday of each month for a run at the local Parkrun. Afterwards they meet at a […]

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