Fourteen is a £3.5m programme funded by Spirit of 2012, a charity set up by the Big Lottery Fund to connect events to communities across the country; tackling disadvantage by supporting opportunities in sport, physical activity, culture and the arts, volunteering and social action.
The programme will be delivered and managed across England, Scotland and Wales by UK Community Foundations (UKCF) (in partnership with Community Foundation in Wales, Foundation
Scotland, Heart of England Community Foundation, Forever Manchester, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Community Foundation and Quartet Community Foundation. Northern Ireland will be delivered and managed by Springboard (in partnership with Strive NI).
Together, with Spirit, the partners will create a legacy of improving wellbeing and happiness. Fourteen is community led and each community will decide themselves how they want to increase participation in one or more of the following activities: social action & volunteering; grass roots sport & physical activity; culture activity & arts; and youth leadership & personal development.
In Wales, the communities of Bro Aberffraw in Anglesey and Mid Rhondda in Rhondda Cynon Taff were selected to be Fourteen communities. Each area will receive £200,000 over the life of the three year programme. Community Foundation in Wales is thrilled to be working in such unique and dynamic communities.
All activities of Fourteen will be inclusive and aimed at supporting local people in developing their potential and feeling able to actively contribute to their community. Events such as Glasgow 2014 and London 2012 are remarkable in their ability to bring people together: inspiring pride through the power of participation. Fourteen is aimed at sustaining this positivity empowering people to get out in their local area, to be involved and to feel better.