Cornwall Sports Partnership grants Â£120,000 to local youth projects
This week the Cornwall Sports Partnership granted nearly £120,000 of a £200,000 programme to get ‘semi sporty’ young people doing more sport and physical activity in Cornwall.
Funded by Sport England, and being implemented in Cornwall by the Cornwall Sports Partnership, the Sport Unlimited programme aims to get more young people, aged 11 to 19, taking part in sports that interest them most outside of school. It is an integral part of the Government’s PE and Sport Strategy for Young People, aiming to provide young people with five hours of sport and physical activity per week.
The Cornwall Sports Partnership launched year three of the Sport Unlimited programme in Cornwall on Monday March 22 at a briefing event at Newquay Sports Centre; where 78 different activity providers have been selected to engage and retain approximately 3,000 young people in sport throughout the county.
One of the successful applicants, who will receive over £4,000 worth of funding, is Sarah Butter from Truro Tennis Club. She commented: “This much-needed resource will enable us to run a programme of fun and interactive tennis sessions that will introduce nearly 100 young people to the sport within a community environment; and will hopefully go a long way to maintaining the future of our club”.
Tim Marrion, Cornwall Sports Partnership Services Manager, explains: “Sport Unlimited is a fantastic opportunity for Cornish kids to try out something new and have some fun! Specifically for those who may ordinarily shy away from a number of sports because of the level of competition, the clubs we’ve facilitated through Sport Unlimited offer a completely level playing ground and should hopefully see talents emerge as everyone learns and enjoys together.”
If you are interested in applying for Sport Unlimited funding or finding out where a project is taking place near you, please visit: www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk/sportunlimited