Sports clubs offered help on Lottery funding

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Two free workshops are being held over the next couple of weeks to help sports clubs in Fenland access Lottery funding aimed at encouraging more young people to take up sport.

They are being delivered by Living Sport and Fenland District Council.

The first will be at March Town Cricket Club on Thursday (February 21), 7.30-9.30pm. Another will follow at Wisbech Rugby Club, on March 4, 7-9pm.

The workshops will provide details of how clubs can go about seeking money from the Lottery’s Sportivate programme, which gives 14-25 year olds access to six-week courses in a range of sports & physical activity opportunities.

The programme is aimed at those who are not currently choosing to take part in sport in their own time, or are doing so for a very brief period, and will support them to continue playing sport in their community after the six weeks is up.

Councillor Steve Garratt, FDC’s portfolio holder responsible for sports development, said: “We are encouraging clubs to build a lasting legacy from the Olympics and pots of funding like Sportivate can help them meet that challenge. These workshops are an excellent opportunity for them to find out more about the assistance that is available.”

To book your free place at either of the workshops, e-mail sportsdevelopment@fenland.gov.uk of call FDC’s sports development team on 01354-654321. For more information on the Sportivate programme, visit www.livingsport.co.uk/player/sportivate