Get funding for your sport club

Boston-area sports clubs, leisure centres and sports organisations are being invited to ask for funding.

More than 200 projects have received Sportivate 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 Sports Partnership, 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.

“Sportivate 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 14–25 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 next round of funding for projects from April to June or July to September 2013 is Friday, January 25.

Sportivate is a national programme and is part of Sport England’s ‘Places, People, Play’ strategy; the legacy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Visit www.lincolnshiresports.com/sportivate for more information or an application form, or call Lucy on 01522 585 580.