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New Projects Announced


Sporting Start is delighted to announce its first two projects, both of which shall be launching this month.


The first project will be facilitated in partnership with Spartans and will support the north Edinburgh-based football club’s “Street Football in a Safe Place” programme. Our funding will specifically go towards establishing a “boot bank” to ensure primary school children have the opportunity to take part by borrowing appropriate footwear. Sporting Start will also fund a community coach to support Granton Primary School with Saturday morning sport.


Our second project will support Lismore Rugby Club with their community youth programme to help fund the delivery of the rugby and personal development programme to the Castlebrae High School cluster of primary schools in Edinburgh. This three year programme will cover the costs of staff time to deliver the programme and sports kit required for the participants.

Sporting Start trustee Hugh Anderson commented: “We are thrilled and delighted to be announcing our initial projects nine months after launching Sporting Start. Both of these projects highlight the barriers that  some young people face in participating in sport and our support will enable more children to experience both the fun and the life skills that sport provides.”

He added: “We are indebted to our funders who have made this possible and also to our partner organisation Spartans and Lismore for facilitating the programmes.”

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