Through the Sportivate programme, the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership will be providing hundreds of opportunities for 14-25 year olds to take part in a wide range of attractive and sustainable sporting activities.
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Sportivate gives participants aged between 14 and 25 the chance to receive six to eight weeks of coaching in a sport of their choice. The programme will be delivered through the network of 49 CSPs working with a range of local partners.
The programme is aimed at those who are not currently choosing to participate in sport in their own time, or are doing so for a very limited amount of time – and will support them to continue playing sport in their community after the six weeks is up. During the six weeks a participant may work towards an event or personal challenge.
Sportivate will be fully inclusive and target participants across this group, including young people who have a disability, both males and females and participants from BME groups
Sportivate will run from April 2011 until March 2015. Over this period, Sport England will invest £32 million of National Lottery funding into the programme (£8 million per annum). £400,000 will be invested in Oxfordshire with further partnership funding (cash and in-kind) being invested by local partners.
Sportivate will ensure that up to 300,000 participants in the 14-25 age range complete coaching courses over the four years, with at least two in five of them (120,000 participants) continuing to play sport regularly. Other outcomes will be:
- The provision of a supply chain of sporting activities that will match as well as generate demand
- To get more 14-25 year-olds regularly participating in sports activities in the community by responding to their needs and working closely with a range of relevant providers to provide a framework of activities
- A focus on high quality sports providers all operating within robust Safeguarding Standards
- The creation of more opportunities for the growth and deployment of coaches and volunteers
- Increased take up in leisure centres and other facility stock
- Close links with clubs to drive more participants to take part and volunteer in NGB community sports clubs.