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Sportivate is a Lottery funded legacy project that aims to capture the excitement from London 2012 and provide attractive sporting opportunities for teenagers and young adults, aged 11 - 25, by providing them with 6 - 8 weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice and be guided into regular participation within their community.

Target Audience

Sportivate targets 11-25 year olds who may not seek out sporting opportunities themselves or those who are doing sport for a very limited amount of time.

Target Groups include:

  • Inactive young people
  • Women and Girls
  • Young People aged 19-25
  • Young People not in education, employment or training

Recently, the focus of Sportivate has changed to have more of a focus on engagement with inactive participants (those that have participated in sport or physical activity on less than 1 day out of the last 30), in addition to Semi Sporty participants.

Sport England has produced a Youth Insight document that partners should consider when shaping applications and provision.

Recent figures show that over the last 5 years 17,895 teenagers and young adults in the county have already benefitted from free or discounted six-to-eight week sports coaching courses through Sportivate. Of these, 14,014 have successfully completed their course, missing no more than one session.

Application Process

Please see below the attached Year 6 Form.

Clubs and organisations will now be able to apply for funding throughout the year, please contact your relevant district area at the details below for more information.

As part of the application process, delivers are asked to state confirmed delivery dates, times and locations for each block within the window in which they are applying.

For more information please contact:

Locality/LSA Area

Contact

Telephone

Email

Blaby

Darren Farish

0116 272 7707

djf@blaby.gov.uk

Charnwood

Andrew Doodson

01509 634592

andrew.doodson@charnwood.gov.uk

Harborough

Hollie Hutchinson

01858 821289

h.hutchinson@harborough.gov.uk

Hinckley & Bosworth

Karen Mason

01455 255847

karen.mason@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

Leicester City

Rob Snart

0116 233 3127

robert.snart@leicester.gov.uk

Melton

Steve Taylor

01664 502431

staylor@melton.gov.uk

North West Leicestershire

Gail Rushton

01530 454735

gail.rushton@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

Oadby & Wigston

Avril Lennox

0116 257 2673

avril.lennox@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Rutland

Chris Thomas

01572 758378

cthomas@rutland.gov.uk

For further information on the programme or on submitting a Countywide Delivery Plan please contact:

Dan Mitchinson

Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
01509 564880

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Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Age UK L&R
    East Midlands Platform
    Leicester City Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Loughborough University
    County Sport Network
    Equality Standard
    British Heart Foundation
  • Melton Borough Council
    Sport England
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    QUEST

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Leicester City Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Age UK L&R
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Equality Standard
    Loughborough University
  • QUEST
    Safeguarding
  • British Heart Foundation
    Harborough District Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council