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Thousands of teenagers and young adults across Cumbria are to benefit from a new sports programme that aims to fulfil the legacy promise made by Seb Coe in Singapore in 2005 to 'inspire young people to choose sport'.
Sportivate will give 14- to 25-year-olds the chance to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice. Launched by Sport England and Active Cumbria today, the £32 million National Lottery-funded project will help those who aren't currently playing sport in their own time to get out and give sport a go.
As part of the Places People Play mass participation legacy programme, Sportivate will see 300,000 teenagers and young adults across England completing sports courses over four years.
A £194,000 of Lottery investment in Cumbria means at least 2,430 local people will be able to take part in activities.
The application process will be managed through the completion and submission of a Sportivate Plan by potential providers with subsequent assessment and approval or otherwise by the Active Cumbria based Sportivate Team.
The Sportivate Plan is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with individual sheets for presenting detail for each of the funded projects being applied for by the potential provider click here to access a download of the plan.