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Community-led Sport (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine)

– in the Scottish Parliament on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Maureen Watt Maureen Watt Scottish National Party

3. To ask the Scottish Government what funding it is providing for community-led sports in the Aberdeen South and North Kincardine constituency. (S5O-04055)

Photo of Joe FitzPatrick Joe FitzPatrick Scottish National Party

As the member will be aware, the Scottish Government routes our funding for sport through our national agency, sportscotland. In Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, sportscotland invests in community-led sport through its direct club investment and sport facilities funds, and provides investment for its local delivery partners for the active schools and community sport hub programmes.

Photo of Maureen Watt Maureen Watt Scottish National Party

In November, I was delighted to attend the opening of the Neale Cooper Cruyff court in Tullos, in my constituency, which is the second Cruyff court to open in Aberdeen. I am aware of the fantastic work of the streetsport programme in encouraging young people to get involved in sport—indeed, I will hold an event in the Parliament on Tuesday to highlight that work.

How is the Scottish Government working with such organisations to ensure that sporting activities are accessible, especially to people from deprived communities?

Photo of Joe FitzPatrick Joe FitzPatrick Scottish National Party

I welcome the new facility in Tullos and the work that the streetsport programme continues to undertake in the area. Through our changing lives through sport and physical activity programme, the

Scottish Government and sportscotland work with third sector organisations to identify and deliver sporting opportunities all over Scotland, with a focus on deprived communities.