Charitable trust and Fife Council delivering community projects

We are teaming up with Fife Council and working with partners on a series of projects which will deliver benefits for local communities.

As part of the move, we and Fife Council, working with wider partners,  are delivering programmes and initiatives which benefit people across Fife of all ages and abilities.

Levenmouth locals are set to benefit from a recently-launched adult learning course, Be Well, Get Active, thanks to partnership working with Levenmouth CLD, Active Fife and the trust. The eight-week course is designed to get people out and about again following the effect of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, helping to build confidence to visit local services and socialise in small groups.

Be well, Get Active, will see participants take part in instructor-led walks, fun and simple strengthening, and balance exercises with tips on how to increase daily physical activity. The final two weeks of the course will see participants visit Levenmouth Swimming Pool and Sports Centre to carry out gym inductions with our gym staff. In addition, all participants will be given an annual Leisure Active – our low-cost membership scheme – to help encourage regular physical activity.

Emma Walker, chief executive, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “This project has come about thanks to a strategic development between the trust and Fife Council to increase participation in physical activity, sport and leisure. The project in Levenmouth is targeted to help those who feel COVID has made it harder to get out and meet others and support people who feel they want to be more physically active but perhaps don’t have the confidence or experience.

“The trust is committed to widening access for local communities to the benefits of physical activity which include improved physical health and mental wellbeing, the Be Well, Get Active programme will help deliver this commitment and the trust is delighted to be involved.”

Councillor Judy Hamilton, convener of Fife Council’s housing and communities committee, added: “As Emma stated, this collaborative work between Fife Council and Fife Sports and Leisure Trust is part of a shared endeavour to get Fifers more active, more often.  We know from research and evidence how important participating in physical activity, sport & leisure opportunities are for our physical and mental health and wellbeing.  As we recover from the pandemic, supporting and enabling people to be more active and to participate, is a strategic priority, both for Fife Council and the trust, as Fife's main public sport and leisure service providers".