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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 Arts Centre (FOHAC) will encourage and inspire young people to take part in the Commonwealth Connections project through a range of creative workshops and events […]

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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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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 award of £9,912. The group will provide a range of 2014 Games inspired art, dance, drama and sports activities designed for 70 children and young […]

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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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Celebrate goes down under!

Four Glasgow pupils have been sharing their experiences of an exciting trip down under, thanks to a Celebrate grant awarded to Govan High School . With an award of £6,000 the pupils travelled with two teachers to Mount Gambier High School in Southern Australia.  Pupils from the Australian school had visited Glasgow in September 2012 and […]

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Over 100 projects now celebrating!

Celebratory parades, community concerts and school sports festivals are just some of the exciting activities that will be taking place, thanks to the latest 24 awards announced today (13 February) from the Celebrate programme. Across Scotland over 100 groups have now received Lottery funding to celebrate the Commonwealth Games in their own unique way. Secondary […]

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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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