Delivering Sportivate

'Sportivate' is a nationwide campaign that will capture the excitement of the London 2012 Games by providing opportunities for teenagers and young adults (aged 14-25) to receive coaching in a sport of their choice and guide them into regular participation within their community.

Sam  Brearley, World Champion Sailor and Anna Turney, Paralympic Skier explain more about the programme, its purpose and your role as a deliverer in the short film below.


Sportivate from besq on Vimeo.

In Devon we aim to use the Sportivate campaign to ensure that more teenagers and young adults have the opportunity to find a sports activity that is attractive, affordable and accessible to them, with the ultimate aim of supporting them into life-long participation. Sportivate funding is available from April 2015 - March 2016. Funding is for programmes involving 11-25 year olds in 6-8 weeks of activity designed to engage, motivate and retain them.

Active Devon is now inviting 'Expressions of Interest' from organisations, clubs and groups that would like to access this funding to deliver activities between April 2015 and March 2016 to help achieve this aim. The funding is available for the delivery of 6-8 week coaching sessions in any sport or multi-sport. The key elements of the programme are:

  • It is aimed at young people aged 11-25 in the middle 50% segment who are currently doing very little or no sport in their own time.
  • Participants must be new to the activity (e.g. not existing club members) and commit to attending nearly all the sessions in the 6-8 week block
  • Activities must be new, or build on and extend current provision to participants
  • Activities run by schools/colleges on their own sites must be delivered by community providers and open to the wider community

Please have a look at the links to the left and select the most appropriate information page to you.  If you are interested in delivering Sportivate but are not a Leisure facility, Education facility or Sports Club / National Governing Body, please contact your local Development Coordinator.