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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 arts, sports, heritage and community events – all celebrating the Commonwealth Games. Today’s final awards, totalling £484,843,  will enable 84 groups to hold a range of Commonwealth themed […]

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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 bringing you a jam packed day off free family fun from some of our Celebrate funded projects. Custom House Quay is an outdoor amphitheatre situated […]

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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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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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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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Important News about Celebrate

As we count down the days until the Glasgow Commonwealth Games this summer, more projects than ever are applying for Lottery Funding from our 2014 legacy programmes. In order to meet this higher than expected demand, we’re happy to announce today that £0.5 million will be added to the £4 million already in the Celebrate […]

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Thunderclap

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 as many people as possible know that the Games are just 100 days away. A ‘thunderclap’ is a social media message which is sent out […]

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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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