LEAP Sports Scotland

LEAP Sports Scotland

Charity information

LEAP Sports Scotland

We work with sports partners and mainstream sports organisations and groups to develop their policies and practices around sexual orientation and gender identity. We enable and encourage LGBTI people to overcome the barriers which block their access to sport, work towards the visibility and inclusion of LGBTI people in mainstream sports and to challenge discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity within sport. We act as a voice for LGBTI sports groups.

Founded 2010

  • Mission statement

    LEAP Sports Scotland (Leadership, Equality and Active Participation in Sports for LGBTI people in Scotland) works for greater inclusion for LGBTI people in sport and against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in a sports context. We are committed to breaking down the structural, social and personal barriers which prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people across the country from accessing, participating and excelling in Scottish sports.

    We are committed to equal access and opportunity for lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in sports and outdoor activity across Scotland. Sport and all the benefits it brings should be for everyone and we are dedicated to making Scotland a proud leader in the ongoing campaign to recognise and celebrate diversity in sport.

  • Aims

    LEAP Sports Scotland aims to:

    • To advance community development through supporting the development of LGBTI sports organisations and their leaders across Scotland.
    • To promote equality and diversity through challenging discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation & gender identity in sport, and to work towards the visibility and inclusion of LGBTI people.
    • To promote equality and diversity through influencing national agencies, governing bodies and leaders within mainstream sports, and to support them to implement policies of equality and inclusion.
    • To organise recreational activities which improve the quality of life for LGBTI people encouraging and enabling them to overcome the barriers which block their access to sport.
    • To further the advancement of public participation in sport by using the opportunities and legacy of sports events as an opportunity for LGBTI sports development and growth.
  • Overview

    Established: October 2010

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 27

    Phone number: 01412020777

    Address: B32 Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street G2 6HJ

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website