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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.

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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.

Year 5 Applications - Apply now

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.

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 2015, in April for July, 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