New Sportivate funding round open for applications

By MarcRhodes on November 13th, 2015 - comments

Sainsbury School Games - Lincolnshire Winter Festival.Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded London 2012 legacy project that provides funding for clubs and organisations to provide more opportunities for young people aged 11 to 25 years to take part in sport and physical activity.

Sportivate funding runs yearly and 2016 sees the programme enter it’s 6th year. The first window for Sportivate year 6 funding applications is now open. Guidance notes, an application form and further information about the programme is available on our website

The programme will fund six to eight weeks of free or subsidised coaching at your club or organisation which targets inactive 11-25 year-olds. The funding will also cover facility hire, coaching costs, equipment, marketing and other costs associated with running the activity.

During the six to eight week project based at your club, those taking part can work towards an event or personal challenge. The ultimate aim is that participants will attend at least 5 of the 6, 6 of the 7 or 7 of the 8 sessions, and when the free or low-cost coaching ends they will be supported to continue playing sport through a community exit route.

A key priority for the Sportivate programme is that all participants should be inactive – those young people who, when registering with Sportivate state that they are not participating in sport once per week, however Active Lincolnshire will also be giving priority to projects which are focussed on the following in Year 6:

  • Women and Girls
  • Young people aged 17-25 years
  • Disabled young people

For more information contact Lucy Blakey via email or call 01522 730 325.