Nearly 100 Lincs sports projects net funding

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Nearly 100 projects across Lincolnshire have been accepted to receive Sportivate funding to run six-week sport sessions which encourage more young people into sport.

The funding, which was set up as part of a London 2012 Olympic legacy project, has been allocated to 97 projects in Lincolnshire to encourage ‘semi-sporty’ teenagers aged 11 – 25 to take part in six-weeks of sport sessions.

The projects which were awarded funding are taking place until March 2014.

The 97 projects received a total of £85,000 in the 2013/14 Sportivate funding block, giving young people the opportunity to take part in 28 different sports during the 12 month period.

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership helps to deliver the legacy project through Sport England.

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 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 receiving funding to encourage young people to take part in sport”.

The next deadline to apply for portivate funding to run a project between April to September 2014 is Friday, January 17.

Those looking for help with applications can contact the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership on 01522 585580 or email clare.gilman-abel@lincolnshiresports.co.uk.

To find out more information about Sportivate and to download an application form, visit http://lincolnshiresports.com/twenty-twelve/sportivate-2.