The Scottish Government is delighted to support this £4m programme which will help organisations make a real difference towards improving the lives of children throughout Scotland."

Former Minister for Children and Early Years, Adam Ingram

Play makes a tremendous contribution to happy and healthy childhoods. In turn this makes children much more likely to grow up into happy and healthy adults who can make the most of their lives."

Former, Chief Executive of Inspiring Scotland, Andrew Muirhead


The two-year Go Play programme has now officially come to an end. The aim of the £4 million programme was to build the capacity of the play sector in Scotland, offering more chances for children aged five to 13 years to participate in free play.

Go Play invested in a Portfolio of 27 charitable ventures that all have made a significant contribution through free play to improve children’s lives.

Over 17,000 additional hours of free play sessions have taken place by the ventures across Scotland benefiting thousands of children.