Bannockburn & Eastern Villages Community Hub, based south of Stirling provides facilities for youth & adult sports activities and wider community activities. They have been based at their current site since the 1980s and have 650+ members.
The SCIO currently has three full-time associated sport club organisations that use its facilities situated at Bluebellwood Park in Bannockburn – Milton Football Club, Bannockburn Rugby Club and St Modans Cricket Club.
The SCIO also has a number of other community partnerships including with Brucefield House (children’s development activities), CPJ (local employment workshops), Active Stirling (community sports), Bannockburn High School (school programmes) and McDonalds’ (‘Football For All’ programme) and is currently working with other community organisations to further build out the SCIO’s community impact and delivery of activities for its community members.
The organisation tries to encourage a cycle where children that have benefitted from being coached by the organisation in one of the sports, once grown up, may then come back and support the coaching side for the next generation.
Funding from Postcode Innovation Trust, thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, will be used to reconfigure and expand the Community Hub, installing disabled access & facilities, adding segregated wash facilities, and increasing the capacity to make it fit-for-purpose to serve the increasing demand and increasingly diverse demand from all community groups.
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