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SALSC, in its broadest definition, exists to support and represent the views of its member local sports councils, who in turn represent the views of Scotland’s sports clubs. Through its restructuring SALSC is now able to support its members in new ways:

At a strategic level, the SALSC’s Management Board…

Ensures local sports clubs are represented and given due consideration in the development of national sports and volunteer strategies

Develops relations with local authorities and national partners so SALSC members have access to and are suitably informed and prepared for any changes and developments in such areas as child protection, grant aid schemes and volunteer development

Works in partnership with national partners to enable consultation work with clubs to be distributed through Local Sports Councils to ensure grass root sport from across Scotland is represented

Through its interest groups SALSC can also offer practical support…

  • With proper financial procedures in place and through gaining company limited by guarantee status SALSC will be able to apply for larger grants to provide more and better services for its members
  • By investing in technology SALSC can keep its members up to date with the latest information by developing its newsletter and website services
  • Increase the level of support and number of SALSC sporting events held each year
  • Through work with national partners the SALSC seminar can begin to offer more practical and up to date support for Local Sports Councils and community clubs
  • By affiliating to ISCA and the extensive network of European contacts SALSC can offer a number of international opportunities in the forms of scholarships, seminar, forums and tours
  • Through these international events SALSC has developed an extensive network of European contacts resulting in the opportunity to participate in European exchanges with and learning from visiting European clubs in a number of sports
  • By working closely with national partners and Local Sports Councils SALSC can ensure its members receive appropriate support that is both relevant to them, easy to use and understand, and easily accessible.

To find out more about the role of the Management Board and interest groups in delivering this support please visit the SALSC Committees pages on this website.