Birmingham Sportivate Round 2 – Applications Now Open

Birmingham Sportivate Round 2 –
Applications NOW OPEN!!

Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Trust (BSPA Trust) are now accepting applications from organisations to deliver Sportivate projects between October 2014 – March 2015.

What can Sportivate do for you?

  • Support the creation of new or additional sport sessions, with funding made available for coach/volunteer training and development, new equipment, venue hire, coaching time and more.
  • Develop new or existing partnerships within schools, colleges and universities leading to increased activity and/or satellite club development.
  • Offer subsidised courses such as sports activator or coaching qualifications to coaches/participants to support the sustainability of sessions.

Round 2 priorities
Looking ahead to April 2014, we welcome applications for all types of projects. However, BSPA Trust have identified gaps in provision for the following priority groups:

  • Female/Girls
  • Participants aged 19-25
  • Disability
  • Black. Minority, Ethnic (BME) groups

We are aware that projects targeting these particular groups are challenging and provide any additional support required to support your project & delivery of any successful applications.

For more information or to discuss your project ideas please contact or call 0121 464 0198

Deadline for applications is 27th August 2014.

Team GB Star praises Sportivate
GB beach volleyball player Zara Dampney has praised Sport England’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy initiative Sportivate, which is designed to get young people who aren’t particularly sporty excited about physical activity.
Dampney – who proved to be one of the stars of London 2012 as she competed for Team GB alongside Shauna Mullion at Horse Guards Parade – is one of Sport England’s Sporting Champions.
Sporting Champions offer targeted support to Sportivate sessions across the country by working alongside coaches to help inspire and motivate young participants.
“Sportivate is a fantastic national lottery funded initiative because it goes out to people who aren’t particularly sporty and gets them involved in it,” Dampney said.
“As a Sporting Champion, my goal is to inspire them and keep them engaged in sport, 

Success Story – Walkers Heath Park
During Year 3 of Sportivate, a Cycle skills project took place in Walkers Heath Park targeting young, inactive females in the area. The project retained 19 participants across two blocks and proved to be a huge success.
Leanne Youngson, from the Friends of Walkers Heath Park group, said: “These girls come from seriously deprived communities. They do not have access to cycles or have the opportunity to take part in activities like this usually. It was a phenomenal success. After the first block, two 16 year old girls trained as Ride Leader Assistants and one adult volunteer trained as a Ride Leader. The two Ride Leader assistants then supported the delivery of the second block with the Coach, inspiring more young women to want to become Assistant Ride Leaders. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to inspire a love of cycling in these girls.”

Background – What is Sportivate?
Sportivate is an initiative which aims to capture the excitement of sport following the success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by providing innovative opportunities for young people, aged 11-25, in a sport of their choice.

The programme funds 6 – 8 weeks of coached sessions, with clearly defined ‘exit routes’ for participants to move into after the project has finished.

The funding can cover costs of coaching fees, new equipment, facility hire and coaching qualifications amongst others as well as being used to drive up your club membership.
A Sportivate project should:

  • Target participants aged 11 – 25 years old.
  • Target participants who are ‘semi-sporty’, defined as those not who are not participating regularly in sport in their own time.
  • Provide sessions or activity that are affordable, accessible, appropriate and reflect the local demography.
  • Provide a sustainable exit route for continued participation in physical activity.

Kind Regards




Adam Warden

Youth and Communities Officer

Birmingham Sport and Physical Activity Trust


0121 464 0198


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