What is a community sport hub?

Community sport hubs are Lottery-funded and are one of sportscotland's key programmes which contributes to Legacy and supports local sport clubs to play their part in a world class sporting system.

A community sport hub is focused on the clubs around a sport centre, community centre, school, park or a playing field pavilion.  In some cases a community sport hub combines a number of these places, or it may simple centre on a single-venue hosting many clubs. The 'hub' is essentially a collective of progressive sport clubs working together in a local community.

How do community sport hubs work?

The specifics of each Hub and what it offers will vary according to local need and local resource. However all hubs will work to the following principles:

  • Growth in participation.
  • Engage the local community.
  • Promote community leadership.
  • Offer a range of sporting opportunities.
  • Bring all appropriate (key) partners/groups/people together.
  • Funding
  • Business support
  • Coach and volunteer development
  • Share best practice with other clubs
  • Facility development


Within East Dunbartonshire we have 5 Hubs identified and 3 in operational:


What do community sport hubs aim to achieve?

The aim of Community Sports Hubs is to provide local communities with a more dynamic approach to developing sports on a local basis. They will be the focal point for local clubs and sport organisations and be crucial in the development of a sporting infrastructure within Scotland. 

Community sport hubs aim to achieve some of the following outcomes:

 Link to National aims

  • A welcome and safe place which provides local communities with more opportunities to take part in sport.
  • A home where a range of local sports clubs can work together.
  • Training and development of the people that make sport happen.
  • An integrated approach led by local partners/clubs.
  • Self sustainable sports clubs/organisations.
  • Genuine community engagement and leadership.
  • Improved access for local people and sports clubs at affordable prices.


For more information regarding these hubs or if your club wishes to join one of them, please contact the Club & Volunteer Development Officer.