Over £2.1m will be spent on Active Schools and Community Sport in Moray over the next four years.
Moray Council today (Wednesday 2 November) approved £979,077 to extend the programme until 2027, which will also attract a minimum of £1,185,928 from Sportscotland during this time.
Confirmation of the funding will support the continued employment of the Principal Active Schools and Community Sport Officer, all the Active Schools Co-ordinators and the Community Sports Hub Officer within Moray Council.
The Active Schools and Community Sport team currently develop and run sessions during term-time as well as co-ordinate holiday programmes for school age children.
Alongside this they support the development and long-term sustainability of community sports clubs.
Over 2021/22 there were 3,218 distinct participants in Active Schools programmes involving 62,831 visits and 26% of the total school roll in Moray took part.
Alongside the Active Schools staff employed by Moray Council 91% of these sessions were delivered by volunteers.
Sport and Culture Service Manager, Kim Slater, said:
“The sheer volume of activities and events and support to clubs that the Active Schools and Community Sport team provides demonstrates their commitment as well as the demand in Moray for sport and physical activity participation.
“Given the number of young people who accessed activities in the past year with additional support needs, disabilities and from less affluent backgrounds, we can see the value of our team for everyone.
“I’m delighted this work will be supported for a further four years and I look forward to seeing Moray reap the benefits of our programmes.”