Funding - Sportivate

This National Lottery funded initiative is designed to try and increase participation in community sport, by funding between 6 and 8 weekly sessions that target 11 – 25 year olds. All applications must be emailed to neil.hart@bolton.gov.uk. We would particularly welcome new applicants that haven’t been funded before and anyone able to target females, 21-25 year olds, people with disabilities and those working with ethnic minority groups.

The application form and some additional guidance can be found at http://www.greatersport.co.uk/clubs/funding/sportivate - please see the 'Downloads' section.

Sport Coaches and Instructors Register

Please note any coaches delivering Sportivate must be on our Bolton Council Coaches and Instructors Register, and those clubs/groups must have some form of accreditation (either BoltonMark or ClubMark).

Coach or instructor application form online

If anyone requires any assistance with the forms or has any questions either about Sportivate, getting on the Coaches register or becoming accredited, please contact Neil Hart on 01204 334934 or email neil.hart@bolton.gov.uk.

We support our coaches by getting them First Aid and Safeguarding certificates.

We encourage all coaches to register their hours on Coachweb, a database created by GreaterSport. Once 20 hours are logged, we may be able to assist with the cost of coaching qualifications.

Advantages of being on the database are as follows:

  • Better access to employment
  • Support accessing discounted training courses
  • Official accreditation
  • Keep track of the latest leisure industry developments
  • Raised personal profile as accredited coach / instructor
  • Inclusion on a regional coaches and instructors database

Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded London 2012 legacy project that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport that they love.

The programme gives 14-25 year-olds who are not particularly sporty access to six-to-eight weeks' of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports. There’s a wide range of activities on offer including judo, golf, tennis, wakeboarding, athletics, and parkour/free running. During the six-to-eight weeks those taking part can work towards an event or personal challenge and when the free or low-cost coaching has finished they will be supported to continue playing sport.

Sportivate launched in June 2011 as a four-year programme aimed at 14-25 year-olds but, due to its success, additional funding of £10m per year has been invested allowing the programme to run until March 2017.

From September 2013, Sportivate extended its age group so that 11-13 year-olds can also take part. Sportivate is inclusive and targets a variety of young people including those who have a disability and people from black and minority ethnic groups.

Street Games - Sources of Grants For Doorstep Sport

The fund raising environment is still very challenging as organisations chase an ever decreasing pot of funds. Sustainability is a top priority. StreetGames offers support to enable our network of projects to become stronger organisations and to work towards long term financial sustainability.

This guide is packed with information about organisations that provide grants which prioritise one or more of the key issues of doorstep sport:

  • Sport
  • Deprived areas and disadvantaged communities
  • Physical Activity/Health
  • Young People
  • StreetGames is committed to helping our network maintain or increase the amount of funds available to deliver doorstep sport. There are many different forms of fundraising, and this guide just deals with grants that you may be able to apply for.

We encourage all organisations to use a variety of different fundraising methods to bring in more funds and avoid the risk of relying too much on one source of income. The StreetGames Guide to Fundraising will help you, it is available from our website www.streetgames.org.

You should be able to find a number of grants in this guide for your organisation to apply for. We have identified 58 different grants that are relevant to doorstep sport. Not all of them are open at the moment, but please check the website contacts we have provided to check their latest status.

You should be able to find a number of grants in this guide for your organisation to apply for. We have identified 58 different grants that are relevant to doorstep sport. Not all of them are open at the moment, but please check the website contacts we have provided to check their latest status.

58 Selected Grants to Fund Doorstep Sport

Additional funding streams and links

Lancashire Cricket Board provides a great list of links to funding organisations that you should consider for your club or group.

Funding and fundraising links

Volunteering for Sport in Bolton

If you have some spare time on your hands and are interested in sport…why not volunteer for the Sport & Active Living Service?

We support over 400 armature clubs in Bolton from swimming to football, even cheerleading and dance! These clubs regularly need volunteers to assist with a variety of duties.

Sport and Active Living can take volunteers from 14 to 80 if you’re up for it! You will:

  • Learn new skills
  • Gain useful work experience whilst helping others
  • Add to your C.V.
  • Support your local clubs and associations

Please see our new Bolton Sport Volunteering Website

We encourage all volunteers to register their hours on our Volunteer Kinetic site, a database promoted by GreaterSport. Once DBS (formally CRB) have cleared, we would look to opportunities that suit your interests and availability.

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