A sportivate funded session
What is Sportivate?
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 11-25 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 traditional sports like basketball, football, badminton and cricket alongside more alternative, tailor-made activities involving climbing, fitness, Free-running, dance and multi-sports.
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.
In Year 6 (1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017) £79,195 has been distributed so far to enable the delivery of 76 projects across the whole of Derbyshire.
Each of the 8 Districts and Boroughs, aswell as Derby City, have benefitted from a share of this Sportivate Funding.
In Derbyshire over 10,000 young people have taken part in at least one Sportivate funded session since 2011. More females (51%) than males (49%) have been retained in the programme which is helping towards the priority of getting more females active. The table below is a breakdown of participation figures over the past four years.
(The no. of young people registered and taken part in at least 1 session)
(The cumulative no. of attendances by participants)
(The no. of young people who attended 5out of 6, 6 of 7 or 7 of 8 sessions)
Find your local Sportivate session
In Derbyshire, we have successfully delivered Sportivate across all Districts via our excellent delivery partners including Local Authorities, School Sport Partnerships, Leisure Centres, Sports Clubs and other community groups.
To find out what Sportivate sessions are taking place near you please contact Lewis Adams, Sport Development Officer at Derbyshire Sport on the contact details below.