Over 85 applications have been received by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership for Sportivate funding to run sessions for young people between April to June and July to September this year.
Sport England is giving this funding from 2011 until 2017 to the Sportivate programme so that each county can deliver this national programme, encouraging ‘semi-sporty’ teenagers aged 14 – 25 to take part in six weeks of sport sessions.
Lucy Blakey, Children and Young People’s Officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “Sportivate not only provides a great opportunity to encourage young people to get involved in sport, it also provides a huge financial incentive for sports clubs, schools, leisure facilities and others to deliver more sport across Lincolnshire.
“It is great to see so many different projects applying for funding to encourage young people to take part in sport”.
The funding will be allocated to a variety of sports projects taking place between April and September and announcements will be made at the end of February as to which projects have been successful in receiving funding for their club or organisation.
Lucy continued: “We have been very pleased with the range and number of sports that have applied for Sportivate funding, including Wheelchair Basketball, Judo, Fencing and Korf Ball”.
The final deadline to apply for Year 3 Sportivate funding to run a project between October 2013 and March 2014 is Friday, August 2.
To find out more information about Sportivate and to download an application form, visit www.lincolnshiresports.com/sportivate.