Sportivate is a National Lottery funded initiative that forms part of Sport England’s mass participation legacy programme, ‘Places, People, Play’. It plans to build on the excitement around major events such as the London 2012 Games to get teenagers ands 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 for the initial four years of the programme (April 2011 to March 2015) with a target of retaining 11,000 young people in Sportivate activities and it is hoped that two out of every five participants will continue to take part regularly in sport.
So far 8,800 young people have taken part in sport across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight through Sportivate with 7,500 attending regularly and, at most, only missing one of their Sportivate sessions.
If you are seeking funding to deliver a Sportivate project in the period between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 please complete a Sportivate Year 5 Funding Application Form (see How to apply) and submit to Penny Woods via email and/or post. A signed copy should be posted for the attention of Penny Woods, Sports Development Manager, Sport Hampshire & IOW, Hampshire County Council, Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UL.
All applications are evaluated by our County Sportivate Assessment Panel, which comprises members of the Sport Hampshire & IOW Advisory Board.
Round one of applications close on Friday 16 January but there will be more opportunities follwoing this date, We recommend that organisations submit their applications for funding at least two months in advance of their anticipated project start date i.e. in March if they are looking to start their Sportivate activity in June 2014, in April for July, etc.
We are still accepting Year 4 Applications for those looking to deliver activity between January and March so if you are interested in this please see the Sportivate Year 4 Funding Application Form.
We have a monthly cycle in place for the submission and review of applications and as mentioned before, the initial round for Year 5 Funding Applications will be Friday 16 January. Beyond this submission deadlines are as follows:
Submission Deadline: Third Friday of every month
Evaluation by County Panel: End of the month
Feedback to Applicants: Within 5-10 days of the Panel meeting
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 list of eligible and ineligible project costs is set out in the Guidlines for Applicants.
Since Sportivate is Lottery funded there is a cap on the amount of funding that can be used towards the purchase equipment. This is set at a maximum of up to 20% of the total grant funding that is being requested.
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.
To apply for Sportivate funding you MUST:
All funding awards are subject to final approval by Sport England
If your application is successful your organisation will be required to:
Project Officer (Sportivate)
Sports Development Manager