Street League's partnership with Glasgow Life and Clyde Gateway has won the Economic Growth category at the 2014 Glasgow City Council Flourish Awards.

The Flourish Awards are hosted every year by Glasgow City Council to recognise and share best practice. This year, the awards celebrated the achievements of organisations in guaranteeing a lasting legacy from the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Street League and Clyde Gateway, the urban regeneration company, worked together to support Glasgow Life's Sports Venues Employability Programme and were awarded first prize for helping young people in the East End of the city take advantage of the new job opportunities and benefits attached to the construction of the Emirates Arena. 

The partnership delivered six Academy programmes which helped 78 unemployed young people progress into employment, education or training, including 28 jobs with Glasgow Life.

Brian Lennox, Street League Operations Manager for Glasgow, said: “This award is fantastic recognition for Street League in what is one of the biggest local authorities in Scotland. To have an outcome success of 92% across the programmes is a phenomenal standard, and I’d especially like to give credit and thank the Clyde Gateway team for their hard work.”

Ian Manson, Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway said: "Our partnership with Street League and Glasgow Life has had a real impact on the lives of so many young people across our communities. The programme has been a major part of the delivery of the legacy aspect of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and I'm thrilled that the City Council has recognised our joint efforts with this Flourish Award."

Nicky Waterson from Glasgow Life said: “It is fantastic to see Glasgow Life teams recognised in this way for their contribution, showing how we can really make a difference to the lives of Glaswegians as well as to the city’s international reputation.”