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 events from community parades and festivals to drama and music performances right through until next year. See the full full list of these awards at July 2014 Celebrate.
Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said, “From community concerts and baton relay events to arts installations and Commonwealth themed heritage projects, Celebrate has supported activities in almost every part of the country. To recognise these special community contributions to the Commonwealth Games legacy, we invite the public to join us on Sunday 3 August at Custom House Quay in Glasgow to enjoy an afternoon of unique dance, drama and arts performances. This is a fitting end to a very popular funding programme which has brought communities together to celebrate the Games in their own unique way.”
To mark the success of the fund ‘Celebrate – the final fling’ will take place on Sunday 3 August at Custom House Quay on the banks of the River Clyde. More details on the performing groups can be found here.