Last chance to apply for sports projects funding

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Sports clubs, leisure centres and sports organisations have less than two months to apply for Sportivate funding in Lincolnshire.

More than 110 projects have already received £70,000 plus of funding since July 2011 allowing clubs and organisations to offer sports sessions for children and young people across the county.

Now people are being encouraged to apply again for funding for the second year of the programme, which will start in July 2012, focusing on projects which target minority groups such as women and girls and disability sport.

Lucy Blakey, children and young people’s officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “Nearly £400,000 is available for sports projects in Lincolnshire to encourage semi-sport teenagers and young adults to take part in sport over the next four years.

“It’s a great opportunity to encourage young people to get involved in sport but also provides a huge financial incentive for sports clubs, schools, leisure facilities and others, to deliver more sport across Lincolnshire.”

The deadline to apply for the first block of second year funding, July to September 2012, is Friday, January 20, 2012.

A wide variety of groups and organisations targeting 14 – 25–year–olds can apply for funding. Projects are asked to base their applications on £30 per head for six to eight week sport sessions.

The application form for funding can be found online at www.lincolnshiresports.com/sportivate or to request a copy call Lucy on 01522 585 580.

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