Sports clubs and organisations in Grantham area are eligible for Sportivate funding

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Sports clubs, leisure centres and sports organisations targeting young people in and around Grantham are eligible to apply for sports funding from Sport England

The Sportivate programme offers up to £40 per person and has supported more than 220 clubs and organisations, offering sports sessions for children and young people across Lincolnshire since July 2011.

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership children and young people officer Lucy Blakey said: “Funding is available for sports projects in Lincolnshire to encourage semi-sporty teenagers and young adults to take part in sport. Each county will receive Sportivate funding from Sport England until 2017, to allocate to projects to encourage young people to be active.

“It is a great opportunity to encourage young people to get involved in sport but also provides a huge financial incentive for sports clubs, schools, leisure facilities and others, to deliver more sport across Lincolnshire.”

Sports clubs, schools, community groups, local authorities, youth clubs, colleges, leisure facilities and workplaces targeting 14 to 25-year-olds can all apply for funding. Projects should base their applications on £40 per head for six to eight weeks of sport sessions.

The deadline to apply for the next round of funding for projects from April to June, or July to September, is Friday, January 25.

Sportivate is a national programme and is part of Sport England’s “Places, People, Play” strategy.

The application form for funding can be found online at www.lincolnshiresports.com/sportivate or to request a copy call Lucy on 01522 585580.