Apply for Sportivate funding

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Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Clubs and sports organisations looking to engage more young people into their sport, especially women and girls, have only a matter of days left to apply for funding to run taster sessions.

Sportivate funding gives young people between 11 and 25 the chance to receive six weeks of sport for little or no cost.

The next deadline to apply for year four funding to run sessions during July to September, October to December or January to March 2015 is Friday, May 30, 2014.

More than 300 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 that are specifically looking at targeting women and girls in to 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, 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 application form for funding can be found online at www.lincolnshiresport.com/sportivate or to request a copy call Lucy on 01522 585 580.

Please email completed applications to lucy.blakey@lincolnshiresport.com