Commonwealth Connections

A project highlighting how the history and people of North and East Ayrshire have helped to shape the Commonwealth has received a Celebrate grant of £10,000. Friends of the Harbour ...


On 14 April it will be 100 days to go until the Commonwealth Games. As part of this,  you can send a ‘thunderclap‘ on the morning of Monday 14th to let ...

Saturday Cafe welcomes Clyde

The Saturday Cafe based in Cathcart recently received a visit from Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, as well as 2014 Games mascot, Clyde, as they received their Celebrate ...

Celebrate Case Studies

Celebrate goes down under!

Four Glasgow pupils have been sharing their experiences of an exciting trip down ...

Over 100 projects now celebrating!

Celebratory parades, community concerts and school sports festivals are just some of ...

A stitch in time

Hundreds of stitchers from communities in 25 countries around the world where ...

Latest News

100s of villages, towns and cities named on the Queen’s Baton Relay route

Glasgow 2014 has revealed the list of Scotland’s villages, towns and cities which will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay. The baton will visit over 400 communities, offering people across the nation a chance to be a part of the excitement, celebrations and countdown to Scotland’s biggest-ever sporting and cultural festival, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, […]

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Information if your activity is during the Games

Celebrate application levels have picked up significantly since January, with lots of great events now planned for the late spring and summer across Scotland. If you are planning your event to coincide with the Queen’s Baton Relay  (from mid-June) or to take place during the Commonwealth Games (23 July to 3 August) we advise you to  submit […]

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Celebrating Scottish Indian culture

Across Scotland local groups are celebrating the up and coming Commonwealth Games in their own unique way. The Scottish Indian & Cultural Festival is a wonderful example of this having successfully applied for and hosted their own Commonwealth inspired event. The group received £8,300 to provide people of all ages, including children and parents, with […]

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Culture 2014 is here!

Culture 2014 is a nationwide programme of events and projects that are inspired by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Culture 2014 showcases dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and so much more. Here are some of the programme highlights: Sport Stories from around the African Commonwealth Explore African sports and culture through film, highlighting triumphs […]

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Ceremonies Volunteer Cast Performer opportunities!

Applications are now open for your chance to join the cast of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games. This is your chance to play a part in one of the biggest parties Glasgow has ever seen. No previous experience and specific skills are required – you simply need to […]

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Good advice for planning your event

As a Celebrate grantholder you may be planning a 2014 Games inspired event for local people to get involved. With that in mind Glasgow City Council have provided the following advice to groups planning celebratory events: If you are thinking of organising an event such as a street party there are some points that you […]

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Branding your Celebrate project

As a Celebrate grantholder we need you to brand your project correctly. Not only is it a great visual recognition of your success, but it also let’s the public know where Lottery money is going in their community and encourages other groups to apply for funding too. When you accept your Celebrate award you make […]

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Celebrating Glasgow’s inspirational young people

Young people from the east of Glasgow have been recognised for their sporting and volunteering achievement at a Celebrate funded awards ceremony. The first Active East Awards Night recently took place at the 2014 Games venue, Tollcross International Swimming Centre, where 200 guests came together to celebrate the journeys and achievements of young volunteers and partner […]

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Celebrating sporting achievement in Dundee

Secondary school pupils in Dundee have been embracing the up and coming 2014 Commonwealth Games in their own unique way thanks to a Celebrate award of £10,000. From basketball and water polo to rugby and girls’ football, students aged 11 to 17 from nine secondary schools have been learning the importance of teamwork, physical activity […]

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Scotland celebrates more awards!

Local groups in Aberdeen, Falkirk and the Highlands will join the whole of Scotland in celebrating this year’s Commonwealth Games, thanks to the latest grants from the Celebrate programme. Across the country 22 groups are sharing in £160,610 to organise their own arts, heritage, sports and local community events which celebrate the Glasgow 2014 Games […]

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