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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





Darren Farish

0116 272 7707



Andrew Doodson

01509 634592



Hollie Hutchinson

01858 821289


Hinckley & Bosworth

Karen Mason

01455 255847


Leicester City

Rob Snart

0116 233 3127



Steve Taylor

01664 502431


North West Leicestershire

Gail Rushton

01530 454735


Oadby & Wigston

Avril Lennox

0116 257 2673



Chris Thomas

01572 758378


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

Dan Mitchinson

Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

01509 564880

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


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