Olympic Legacy Programme to Inject £100,000 into Sport for Young People in Cornwall
Cornish organisations are now able to apply for a share of £100,000 over the next year to help young people get into sport in the county, as part of an innovative Olympic legacy programme.
On Tuesday 18th November 2014, the Cornwall Sports Partnership launched the fifth year of the OIympic-inspired, Sportivate, for 11 to 25 year olds to get into sport. As the local driving force behind the national campaign to increase levels of participation, Cornwall Sports Partnership will be awarding grants to support local sporting projects focusing on projects working with 19-25 year old males and 14-25 year old females.
Responding to the legacy pledge made by Seb Coe in Singapore in 2005, Sportivate is giving teenagers and young adults - who are irregular or consistently inactive taking part in sport or physical activity in their own time - the chance to receive six weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice. The young people are then helped to find a club or venue where they can keep taking part. Since it was launched in Cornwall in June 2011, the programme has already been a massive success with almost 3,500 more 11 to 25 year olds regularly participating in sporting activities off the back of the Sportivate sessions they'd attended.
Mike Thomas, Director at the Cornwall Sports Partnership, comments: "Through Sportivate funding we have been able to invest in Cornish community clubs and organisations, providing essential resources to get more young people more active and to also work towards building a legacy from the 2012 Olympic games. Its success in Cornwall has been incredible with almost 3,500 young people have participated in six weeks or more of sporting activity and continued to enjoy taking part in that activity within their community."
For further information about Sportivate or to apply for a Sportivate grant, please visit the Sportivate section of our website
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