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Sportivate

Could Your Organisation Kick Start a Generation to be Active?

Sportivate is part of the 'Places People Play' initiative, which has been made possible by the Government's National Lottery reforms and will bring additional funding into grassroots sport. The programme aims to capture the excitement of sport by providing attractive and sustainable sporting opportunities for participants in the sport of their choice within their community.

Sportivate is managed by Black Country Consortium Ltd County Sports Partnership core team, on behalf of Sport England. It aims to capture the excitement of sport by providing attractive and sustainable sporting opportunities for participants in the sport of their choice within their community. The programme focuses on the delivery of 6-8 weeks of coaching and guiding participants into regular participation. The projects must add clear value to current delivery by offering additional activities in at least one or a combination of the following ways; targeting new groups of people, delivering sessions at new times and/or in new formats.

The Funding is available for projects that will run for 6-8 weeks and must be delivered between April 2015 and September 2015.

All participants in projects must be age 11 to 25 years old and semi sporty (those who would not prioritise sport in their own time or those who are doing sport for a very limited amount of time). Sportivate is fully inclusive and targets participants across this group, including young people who have a disability, both males and females and participants from BME groups

Organisations can apply for a maximum of £3,000 of funding to retain young people in sporting activities during the 6-8 week programme and support them into your local club or alternative sports provision to continue their participation in the longer term.

The BeActive Partnership is particularly interested in receiving applications for projects that are targeting the following: 

  • Women and girls

  • Young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS)

  • BME Communities

  • People with disabilities

  • 18-25 year olds

  • Young people in Walsall

  • Young people in areas of deprivation

  • Young people in areas of low participation in sport;

    • Dudley: Castle and Priory,

    • Sandwell: Warley,

    • Walsall: Palfrey,

    • Wolverhampton: St Peters

  • Young people in areas with a high density of young people;

    • Dudley: St James,

    • Sandwell: West Bromwich,

    • Walsall: Birchills Leamore,

    • Wolverhampton: Blakenhall

  • Young people in areas where Sport England's Ben*, Jamie*, Leanne* and Chloe* market segments are most prevalent;

    • Dudley: Kingswinford South, Hayley Green, Cradley South, Brierley Hill, Cradley & Foxcote, Norton, Halesowen South

    • Sandwell: Smethwick, Abbey, Soho and Victoria

    • Walsall: Palfrey and Pleck

    • Wolverhampton: St Peters, Park and Blakenhall

We would particularly welcome projects from

  • National Governing Bodies of Sport

  • Sports Clubs

  • Youth Groups

  • Voluntary/Community organisations

  • Workplaces who employ a high level of young people (up to the age of 25 years)

  • Organisations working with young people at risk of offending

 

Round 8 is now open for applications. The closing date is 5.00pm on Monday 15th December 2014.

For further information or to download a copy of the application form please click on the link below.

http://blackcountrybeactivepartnership.com/get-involved/sportivate/how-to-apply

or contact Samantha Southall on 01384 471142 or email Samantha_southall@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk