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 7,900 young people have taken part in sport across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight through Sportivate with 6,600 attending regularly and, at most, only missing one of their Sportivate sessions.
If you have been planning a Sportivate project that you are keen to deliver in the January to March 2013 period and consider that you will be in a strong position to do so, then it is still possible to apply for YEAR 3 funding. Application forms must be completed and submitted via email to Penny Woods by no later than Friday 12 December 2013.
If you are seeking funding to deliver a Sportivate project in the period between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 please complete a Sportivate Year 4 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.
The deadline for submission of Year 4 applications is TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER 2013.
All applications submitted will be evaluated by our Sportivate County Assessment Panel (comprising members of the Sport Hampshire & IOW Advisory Board). If successful, applicants will receive an 'In Principle' offer of grant funding in January/February 2014. Formal confirmation of funding will however be subject to sign off by Sport England in February/March 2014.
If you miss the December 2013 deadline, please don't worry there will be further opportunities to apply.
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 Guidelines 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:
Sports Development Manager