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Do you want to deliver Sportivate?

Sportivate is a nationwide campaign that is continuing to capture the excitement generated from the London 2012 Games. It provides opportunities for teenagers and young adults who are not particularly sporty to access six to eight weeks of coaching in a range of sports and guide them into regular participation within their community.

Do you work with young people (aged 11 – 25) in the West of England?

Can sport play a role in helping you reach your target audience?

Do you need funding?

If the answer to the above questions is yes, then Wesport has a fantastic opportunity for you! The Sportivate programme, funded by Sport England and part of our ‘try it love it live it’ campaign could be the answer!

Here at Wesport, we are fully committed to allocate Sportivate funding to the ‘right’ projects and the ‘right’ places. One particular focus for us moving into year 4 of delivery is to ensure our delivery mirrors our local demographics as closely as possible as it is essential that Sportivate is delivered equitably across all age groups of young people.

Main Criteria for Projects:

  • Projects must target 11 to 25 year olds in the ‘semi sporty’ category

  • All projects must have an evidence of demand to justify the need for the activity.

  • All projects need to run over 6-8 weeks and each session needs to be a minimum of 1 hour.

  • All projects must demonstrate sustainability and have a clear exit route. Participants will need to be supported into local clubs or alternative sports provision in their local community.

  • Projects can run all year round, with no constraints on holiday periods.

  • Activities must be new, or build on and extend current provision to new participants.

  • Activities run by schools/colleges on their own sites must be delivered by community providers and be open to the wider community.

  • Activity can take place at anytime of the day, EXCEPT If the activity is based at a school where curriculum time activity is ineligible.

The Year 4 Application deadline has now passed and plans have been assessed by Sport England.

Y4 delivery funding is still available, so please do get in touch with your project plans. Please note, our focus areas moving forward are female only projects and those aimed at 19+ participants.

Who to contact....?

If you want to find out more about Sportivate and are interested in delivering a project in the West of England, please make contact with the following Wesport staff:

For all other enquiries please contact

For any general administrative queries relating to Sportivate please contact Emma Bakewell:

If you would prefer to speak to a member of the team, please contact the Wesport Office on 0117 3286250

Year 4 Sportivate Projects - Funding still available

The fourth year of Sportivate delivery will commence from 1st April 2014. The Y4 Sportivate Project Plan is now available in the Downloads section of the website. There is still funding available for Y4 delivery and our focus areas for this available funding is female and 19+ participation.

Sportivate Bulletin FeatureSportivate Bulletin

Please click on the title above to read the first edition of the Sportivate Bulletin. Alongside our website, this will be our main communication method to keep you updated with the latest Sportivate delivery information for the West of England.

Sportivate Delivery: 11-13 age range

The age range for Sportivate has recently been extended to cover 11- 25’s. Please remember there are some important points to consider before applying for funding for this younger age group:

> Sportivate funding CANNOT be used to fund after school clubs - Sportivate is a community programme NOT a schools programme.

> There must be a real local need to deliver to this younger age group.

> Please read the guidance notes by clicking the title above for further information.