Manchester City Council

Planning & regeneration Past Regeneration Programmes in Manchester

Commonwealth Games Legacy Programme

Background to the Commonwealth Games Legacy Programme

In 2002 Manchester hosted the XVII Commonwealth Games - the largest, most significant international sporting event to be held in the UK since London hosted the Olympic games in 1948.

One of Manchester's 2002 stated objectives was to make the Commonwealth Games the Inclusive Games.

The slogan adopted for the event was 'Count Yourself In'

The message was that everyone could take part in this once in a lifetime event, regardless of whether you were a spectator, an athlete, sponsor, volunteer or business.

The 2002 North West Economic and Social Programme was a unique region wide Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) scheme.

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