• Legacy programme to get 3747 young people across Cumbria playing sport

Thousands of teenagers and young adults across Cumbria are benefiting from a sports programme that aims to fulfil the legacy promise made by Seb Coe in Singapore in 2005 to 'inspire young people to choose sport'.

Sportivate gives 11 to 25-year-olds the chance to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice. Launched by Sport England and County Sports Partnerships, the £56 million National Lottery-funded project helps those who aren't currently playing sport in their own time to get out and give sport a go.

As part of the Places People Play mass participation legacy programme, Sportivate will see 300,000 teenagers and young adults across England completing sports courses over six years up until March 2017.

Year 4 Update

Active Cumbria will be supporting 70 Sportivate projects in Year 4 (1/4/14 to 31/3/15) working with 27 different providers to deliver a wide range of sports including Archery, Dance and Gymnastics and many more traditional sports such as Hockey and Football.

20 of the applications will have a disability focus and the £59,396 investment in year 4 will see 1957 new participants engaged in six to eight weeks of coach lead sports activities including 964 females and 993 males. This investment will be support by match funding from the various delivery partners to the value of £34,411 in the form of cash contributions or in-kind support.

Active Cumbria will be contacting all those partners that applied for year 4 Sportivate funding over the next couple of weeks to confirm whether they have been successful following a rigours assessment process with some applicants unfortunately being unsuccessful due to the unprecedented demand in year (110 applications received amounting to over £120,000 worth of funding requests).

We also have seven Innovation projects submitted applying for this new funding incentive aimed at targeting hard to reach groups with the total amount requested amounting to £23,599 targeting 161 young people (89 males, 72 females) through partnership work with partners from Eden Mencap, Northern Fells Group, NEETS through Cumbria Adult Education, West House through Hawse End outdoor Centre, The Northern Fells Group to work with rurally isolation, communities, Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project to work with young people from deprived backgrounds and two disability projects in partnership with North Country Leisure in the South of the County.

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£374,700 of Lottery investment in Cumbria, will give at least 3747 local young people the opportunity to take part in activities.


Russell Maddams

Development Officer (Club Links)
07909 537638

Jackie Hayhow
Project Support Officer
01228 221360

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