Getting Lincolnshire Moving with Sportivate

By Zoe Conville on August 16th, 2016 - comments

More than 45 projects have been given funding to run sessions for young people in Lincolnshire.

The successful projects, supported by Sportivate funding, will run a variety of sessions between October and December this year.

Sportivate is a Sport England initiative that has been rolled out across the UK since 2011. Money from a lottery fund is split between counties to help encourage children and young people aged between 11 and 25 to take part in more sport and physical activity.

The projects given the go ahead in Lincolnshire this Autumn include hockey, clubbercise, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, golf, and rugby.

The Sportivate sessions are typically between six to eight weeks long and are mostly free to participants.

Lucy Blakey, Project Delivery Team Officer at Active Lincolnshire, said: “Sportivate not only provides a great opportunity to encourage young people to get involved in sport but 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.”

To find out where these sessions are visit the Active Lincolnshire Activity Finder or contact Lucy Blakey via email on lucy.blakey@lincolnshiresport.com or call 01522 730 325.

Keep up to date with current projects by liking Sportivate Lincolnshire on Facebook page.