Lincolnshire sports teams apply now for funding

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Sports clubs, leisure centres and sports organisations wanting to encourage more young people into sport can apply for Year 5 Sportivate funding to run activity sessions in Lincolnshire.

Over 350 projects have received funding since July 2011 allowing clubs and organisations to offer sports sessions for children and young people across the county.

Lucy Blakey, Children and Young People Officer at Lincolnshire Sport 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.”

She added: “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, NGBs, local authorities, universities, youth clubs, colleges, leisure facilities and workplaces targeting 11–25-year-olds can all apply for funding. Projects are asked to base their applications on £40 per head for six to eight weeks of sport sessions.

The deadline to apply for the first round of funding for projects running from April to June is Friday, January 16, 2015.

The application form for funding can be found online at http://lincolnshiresport.com/sport/childrenandyoungpeople/sportivate/ or to request a copy call Lucy on 01522 585 580.