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Sportivate is a National Lottery funded programme, that aims to encourage inactive young people, aged 11 to 25 to become regularly active. Organisations can apply for grant funding to run 6 to 8 week sporting activites for this age range.

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Over the first 4 years of the programme (April 2011 - March 2015), over 18,000 young people have taken part in sport across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight through Sportivate, with over 14,000 attending regularly.

If you are interested in applying for funding, Sport England's Youth Insight Pack will help you to design introductory sessions that appeal to inactive young people. Every project must also offer a clear exit route that makes it easy for young people to keep participating in their chosen sport.

YEAR 5 Applications - Final Round

Final submission deadline for Year 5 applications is THURSDAY 31st DECEMBER 2015.

If you are seeking funding to deliver a Sportivate project in the period between now and 31 March 2016 please complete a Sportivate Year 5 Funding Application Form

YEAR 6 Applications - Now Open

We are now accepting applications for Year 6 Sportivate Funding. If you are seeking funding to deliver a Sportivate project in the period between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 please complete a Sportivate Year 6 Funding Application Form.

Round 1 submission deadline for Year 6 is THURSDAY 31st DECEMBER 2015. Organisations looking to deliver Sportivate activities in the April to September 2016 period, and particularly during Spring and Summer 2016, should look to apply in this first round.

If you do not submit an application by the Round 1 deadline, you will be able to apply again from April 2016 onwards.

Please see 'How to Apply' for further details.

Year 5 and Year 6 applications should be submitted 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.

We recommend that organisations submit their applications for funding at least two months in advance of their anticipated project start date i.e. in April if they are looking to start their Sportivate activity in July 2016, in May for August, etc.

Submission Deadlines

We have a monthly cycle in place for the submission and review of applications.

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 Rugby posts

Sportivate Rugby


Vicky Cullimore
Assistant Project Officer (Sportivate)
01962 845019

Penny Woods
Sports Development Manager
01962 847531