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New Round of Sportivate Funding - Deadline: 11 December 2015 


Fri 27 Nov 2015

Sport Across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent is pleased to announce the next round of Sportivate funding is now open.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 11th December 2015. Please read the Briefing Note and contact your District Local Lead for more information.

If in South Staffordshire Chris Wood has set aside Tuesday November 17th 8- 6pm and Friday December 4th 8-4pm to discuss Sportivate with potential projects at Cheslyn Hay Sports & Community High School. Please contact Chris to arrange.

Sportivate funding is available to support projects that will run activity targeting 11-25 year olds who aren’t doing any or only doing very small amounts of physical activity. Activity should run for 6-8 weeks, and must lead to a clearly identified exit route so that participants continue to take part after their initial block of activity has finished.

Projects must be delivered between 1st April 2016  and March 31st 2017.

SASSOT is particularly interested in receiving applications for projects that target:-

  • Women and girls
  • 18-25 year olds
  • People with disabilities
  • Young people in areas of deprivation
  • Young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS)

To apply please follow instructions under section 8 of the briefing note.

At a local level, the programme is co-ordinated by a Lead Organisation for each District, who is responsible for ensuring that what is offered locally is what young people want, and for engaging with other local organisations to deliver activity.
If an organisation wishes to deliver Sportivate projects in just one or two local areas (Local Authority districts), they will need to contact the Local Lead Organisations for the relevant areas to discuss this further and to see whether their potential project(s) meet locally-identified needs. If this is the case, they will be asked to complete a delivery plan for their project and to submit it to the Local Lead Organisation for consideration. See Section 8 of the Briefing Note for further information. Local Lead contacts can be found in section 10.
If NGBs or other organisations wish to deliver Sportivate projects in three or more local areas (Local Authority districts) they may wish to consider applying for funding from the sub-regional pot. We recommend that they contact SASSOT to discuss their project before submitting an application.

A delivery plan (using a standard template) will need to be completed and submitted to SASSOT by Friday 18th December 2015.

Further information: 

  • Sportivate briefing note, telling you everything you need to know about Sportivate and how to apply:-
  • The Application form and Delivery Plan (please see both the Word and Excel documents) which is a delivery plan for you project
  • A step by step guide to completing the questions on the Application form (this is also on the first tab of the application form)