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Sportivate

 

Sportivate

 

Funding available until 2017!

 

Sportivate is a Sport England initiative open to everyone aged between 11 and 25 and aimed to capture the excitement of London 2012. The programme seeks to provide attractive sporting opportunities for teenagers and young adults in a sport of their choice. With many young people dropping out of sport in their teens and early twenties, the need has been identified to motivate them to ‘give a sport anther go’ or to try something completely new.

 

Sport England have invested £32 million of National Lottery funding into the programme, which was launched in early Summer 2011. We have just been told that fund is now available until March 2017. Over this period, hundreds of thousands of youngsters will enjoy six weeks of coaching at a local venue – and will receive guidance on exit routes into the Sport at the conclusion of the programme.

 

Bedford Borough have been allocated an annual amount of £15000 to help support initiatives in our area. The funding is awarded to projects who meet the Sportivate criteria (click on this link for the Criteria) and all applications (click on this link for the applications) are assessed by a local planning group.

 

The deadline for this round of funding for 2016-17 is Feburary 2016. You will need to send in your application to amy.stevens@bedford.gov.uk 

 

For Year 5, we are focusing on delivering projects for certain target groups. Please contact us if you are able to focus on;

- 19-25 year olds

- Inactive young people

- Women and Girls

- Disability projects

- Sustainable exit routes

 

The steering group will assess each application on it's own merits and give you feedback. Then your application will be sent to Sport England to approve, You will find out before April 2016 if your application is successful.

 

If we have not allocated the full amount of funding in the first round of applicatons we will then open the funding back up to more clubs for the second half of the year (April2016-March 2017).

 

For any information please phone 01234 718827.

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