Nearly 100 projects across Lincolnshire have been accepted to receive Sportivate funding to run six-week sport sessions which encourage more young people into sport.
The funding, which was set up as part of a London 2012 Olympic legacy project, has been allocated to 97 projects in Lincolnshire which aim to encourage ‘semi-sporty’ teenagers aged 11 – 25 to take part in six-weeks of sport sessions. The projects which were awarded funding are taking place between April 2013 and March 2014.
The 97 projects received a total of £85,000 in the 2013/14 Sportivate funding block, giving young people the opportunity to take part in 28 different sports during the 12 month period.
Active Lincolnshires Partnership help to deliver the legacy project through Sport England, who are providing lottery money to each county from 2011 until 2017 in an effort to help encourage ‘semi-sporty’ teenagers aged 11 – 25 to take part in more sport.
Last month, Grantham College were able to deliver Futsal, Martial Arts, Kayaking and Basketball training sessions to its students thanks to Sportivate funding. Lynsey Coy, teacher at Grantham College, said: “The Sportivate funding enabled us to give the students a variety of different sport sessions which they had not had before within College. The students loved trying out new sports and the funding provided a great opportunity for the school.”
Lucy Blakey, Children and Young People’s Officer at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said: “Sportivate not only provides a great opportunity to encourage young people to get involved in sport; it provides a huge financial incentive for sports clubs, schools, leisure facilities and others, to deliver more sport across Lincolnshire. It is great to see so many different projects receiving funding to encourage young people to take part in sport”.
The next deadline to apply for Year 4 Sportivate funding to run a project between April to September 2014 is Friday 17th January, 2014. Those looking for help with applications can contact the Active Lincolnshires Partnership on 01522 585580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more information about Sportivate and to download an application form, visit https://activelincolnshire.com/twenty-twelve/sportivate-2/