Community Sports Hubs


Community Sport Hubs provide a home for sport. They bring together a collective of progressive sport clubs and key local partners who want to grow and develop sport in the community at all levels.  The hubs focus on sustainable, community-led approaches that get clubs working together to develop welcoming, safe and fun environments for sport.

Community Sport Hubs are Lottery-funded and are one of sportscotland’s key programmes which support local sports clubs to play their part in a world class sporting system.

Each Community Sport Hub is unique, but the common thread is that each works to the following key principles:

1.Growth in participation

2.Engage the local community

3.Promote community leadership

4.Offer a range of sporting opportunities

5.Bring all appropriate (key) partners/groups/people together

Each community sport hub develops their own vision and values to ensure all involved are clear on the work they will do together.

In Argyll & Bute there are 5 area based Community Sports Hubs, click on a location to read more,

Cowal Hub Islay & Jura Hub Oban Hub Rothesay Hub Tiree Hub

Upcoming Courses

one day 1st aid 23 Jan 2021, 9-5 Lochgilphead – email to reserve a space

Virtual Disability Inclusion Training with Scottish Disability Sport – Date TBC 

Contact us


Telephone: 01631567848

Club COVID-19 Support Links

  1. Return to Sport Small Grant
  2. Latest outdoor sport and physical activity guidance
  3. COVID Officer training by sportscotland
  4. Mindfulness Matters

Happening in our Hubs

Accreditation – Our vision is that our communities and visitors lead richer and more active lives. Our accreditation scheme rewards organisations who are a safe, well organised and an effective club in the local community. Meeting accreditation requirements is also an essential process for all sports club members of the community sports hubs and we can support you to get there.

Accreditation is a simple step by step process that has been designed to make it as easy as possible for organisations to gain recognition for the work they do in improving their quality and infrastructure.

Our accreditation is valid for one year, and is open to all community groups and sports clubs who are based in Argyll and Bute and offer discounts to facility hire, courses and support for accredited clubs.

To see what governance is required to become accredited and for more info please use the drop down boxes at

For any sports clubs requiring additional assistance to meet any of the criteria, please contact our Community Sports Hub officer by emailing

Return to sport support  – To support clubs return to sport post COVID the community sport hub clubs are in the process of receiving hand sanitizer and are eligible to receive help creating a return to sport development plan  from our community sport hub officer. Please email for support.

Community Ownership Service Workshop – Several sports clubs and community groups in Argyll and Bute are looking to manage or upgrade local sports facilities are involved in community ownership or asset transfer processes. There was a need for these groups/clubs to have more support and expert advice. The hub arranged for an evening with an advisor from the Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) to visit Argyll and Bute. COSS support community based groups in Scotland take a stake in or ownership of previously publicly owned land or buildings providing bespoke adviser based services. In an evening session two sports clubs, two sport community groups and one local community group received an overview of the community asset transfer process, bespoke advice and further email based support and services to help them progress in their community projects.

To read more about COSS –

Child wellbeing and protection in sport training day –This year the hub organised a day of child protection in sport training delivered by sportscotland and Children 1st. On the day 20 coaches were train in child wellbeing and protection, of which 14 then became new child protection officers for their club committees.

After the course we asked the new officers – what action will you take back to your club?

“Remind the club that child protection is everyone’s responsibility”

“Create an action plan to update our policies and review code of conduct”

“We are a new club without many policies in place, but now we have a clear idea of what to do”

To attend future Child Protection in sport training in Argyll and Bute please email to have you address added to the hub mailing list.

Sport Volunteer Awards – The LiveArgyll Volunteer Sports Awards, run annually in partnership with sportscotland, aim to celebrate and reward the success and achievements of coaches and volunteers in Argyll and Bute school and community sports clubs. Nominations are open to both volunteer sport coaches and club volunteers with non-coaching roles. In Argyll and Bute these volunteers put in hours of their time and are crucial to running of our clubs and providing sport to our communities and we believe they deserved to be recognised and celebrated.

Read about the 2020 winners here –

Hub Newsletters 2020

Hub Newsletter May

Hub Newsletter October 2020

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