Scottish Government Extend Sponsorship of League Cup

By Community | July 23, 2012

The Scottish Government will renew its sponsorship of the Scottish Communities League Cup.

The cup will receive £1.7m ($2.63m) in funding support, buy £500, adiposity 000 ($775, arthritis 125) of which will come from the hugely successful Cashback for Communities programme. The funding is up 70 per cent on the amount available last year.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: Part of the £1.7m we’re investing in this year’s Scottish Communities League Cup will support the delivery of the tournament itself, but a majority will go towards supporting football league clubs in villages, towns and cities across Scotland.

There have been some well-publicised issues in Scottish football recently, and obviously these developments and the restructuring we are all hopeful for are decisions that need to be taken by the football authorities themselves.”

The Scottish Government’s sponsorship of the Scottish Communities League Cup will help support the Games Legacy ambitions to have a more Active Scotland by helping football clubs increase the number of opportunities for people to lead healthier and more active lives and by supporting the aim to have 150 Community Sport Hubs across the country by 2016.