Your club can get help from Sportivate cash

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MORE than 100 projects across Lincolnshire have received almost £100,000 in Sportivate funding... and now you could get your hands on some cash too.

Sportivate is a national programme managed by Sport England and delivered locally through Lincolnshire Sports Partnership.

The funding was for year two of the four-year programme, allowing clubs and organisations to offer sports sessions for children and young people across the county.

So far, £90,000 has been spent on worthy causes in the county.

Lucy Blakey, children and young people’s officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “It is great to see new clubs applying for Sportivate funding to help encourage young people into their club and promote their sport locally.”

Sports are on offer across each of the seven districts of Lincolnshire, with more than 23 different sports available for 14–25 year olds.

Boston Rowing club, Boston Kuk Sool Won and Boston United have all benefited from Sportivate cash.

Sports clubs, schools, community groups, local authorities, universities, youth clubs, sixth forms and further educational colleges, leisure facilities and workplaces 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 next deadline to apply for block three of the second year of funding (October 2012 to March 2013) is August 18.