Call for applications for funding for Sportivate project
27th October 2011
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Suffolk Sport has announced that applications for funding for the second year of the Sportivate project are now open.

Sportivate is part of 'Place People Play' which aims to deliver a mass participation sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The programme gives 14-25 year olds access to 6-week coaching courses in a range of sports.

Launched by Sport England and Suffolk Sport earlier this year, the National Lottery funded project will help those who aren't currently playing sport in their own time to get out and give sport a go.

£55,000 of funding is available in Suffolk in year 2 of Sportivate with Suffolk Sport aiming to get at least 2,000 teenagers and young adults across Suffolk participating this year.

Funding applications are being invited from sports coaches, sports clubs, national governing bodies of sport, leisure facilities, unformed groups, youth clubs and work place that are looking to increase the number of 14-25 year olds in sport.

Chris Walsh, County Development Manager, Suffolk Football Association said:

'Sportivate has supported us at Suffolk FA to target those 16-18 year olds who find making that step from junior to senior football difficult. Over 130 teenager have been through the Suffolk 6's project already. With many projects left to run this year we see Sportivate as an integral part of football development plan.'

For further information visit or contact Ben Jackson at or on 07827 308649

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