Sportivate is a National Lottery funded initiative that forms part of Sport England’s mass participation legacy programme, ‘Places, People, Play’. It plans to capture the excitement of the London 2012 Games to get teenagers and young adults more active; offering them the chance to find a sport they enjoy and one that they can continue to take part in locally on a regular basis.
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has been awarded £1.18m Lottery funding. Over the four year programme (2011–2015) we have a target of retaining 11,000 participants in Sportivate activities and it is hoped that two out of every five participants involved will continue to take part regularly in sport.
Applications are evaluated periodically by the Sportivate County Assessment Panel (comprising members of the Sport Hampshire & IOW Advisory Board). If you are seeking funding for projects to be delivered between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014 please submit a completed Sportivate Funding Application Form (see How to Apply) to Penny Woods via email and/or post. A signed hard copy should be posted for the attention of Penny Woods, Sports Development Manager, Sport Hampshire & IOW, Hampshire County Council, Castle Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8UL.
Submission deadline for Year 3 - We have not set fixed application submission deadlines for Year 3. We are instead inviting organisations to submit applications at any stage over the year. Our guidance to applicants is to submit funding bids at least 3 months prior to the anticipated project start date, where possible, to ensure that there is a sufficient lead in time to allow for applications to be assessed, paperwork completed and the necessary planning, preparation and promotion of activities to be carried out.
Projects must target people aged between 14 and 25 years who are ‘semi-sporty’; which means people who are not seeking out opportunities to take part in sport or those who are currently doing a very limited amount of sport.
Sportivate is a sports programme, although a broad definition of sport will be used. The important thing is that applicants can give evidence of demand – showing that local people have identified the chosen ‘sport’ as one they want to take part in.
Each project should offer a series of 6 to 8 weekly coaching sessions and be able to show strong links with a local setting where participants can continue taking part in sport after the initial sessions have finished.
An event, competition or personal challenge for participants can be used either as part of each session or as the culmination of the project, which could be a way to help to encourage participants to continue taking part.
Sport England recommends that Sportivate funding should be used to subsidise coaching sessions and that a locally determined charge should be set to create sustainable activities that are affordable for participants, rather than activities being free of charge.
Where projects are only targeted at students and/or staff within a school, college or university the activity must be delivered by a community provider brought in to run it and must not be delivered in curriculum time or as part of a curriculum/academic course.
Projects cannot be activities that are already being provided. They must be new activities or must be able to show clear ‘added value’ where existing provision is being extended.
Grant funding cannot be awarded to projects that have already started or for equipment or items that have already been purchased. It is Sport England policy that no retrospective funding can be approved.
Sportivate funding can be used to cover the costs of delivering the activity such as coaching fees and travel expenses, facility hire, equipment and training. A full list of eligible and ineligible project costs are outlined in the Guidelines for Applications.
Value for money will be one of the criteria against which applications are assessed. Applicants should give careful consideration to hourly coaching rates and proportional expenditure on items such as marketing, equipment and travel.
Read the Guidelines for Applicants thoroughly.
Discuss your project with the Sports Development Officer from your local council, with your National Governing Body County or Regional Development Officer or with Sport Hampshire & IOW
Complete a Sportivate Funding Application Form in full (both sections – Declaration and Project Sheet/s), referring to the instructions set out in the 'Guidance' tab outlining the information that needs to be included in each part of the form.
Year 3 (April 2013 - March 2014)
All funding awards are subject to final approval by Sport England
If your application is successful your organisation will be required to:
sign a funding agreement; confirming that you understand and agree to comply with all of the stated conditions of the grant award
complete a Child Protection Checklist; confirming that your organisation meets the minimum safeguarding criteria for the programme; see CPSU Safeguarding Support Toolkit for Sports Programmes for further safeguarding advice and guidance.
Sports Development Manager