Lincoln women to benefit from £15k sports funding

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Women and girls in Lincoln will have more opportunities to take part in sport after county-wide initiatives received £15,000 in funding.

The funding boost from Sportivate will benefit 25 different projects across Lincolnshire, in an attempt to get more women and girls into sport, and keep them there.

There are three projects running in Lincoln:

  • Birchwood Couch 25k at Birchwood Leisure Centre: Learn to run a 5k in just six weeks with Hurricane Sports. Course begins July 14 at £2 per session.
  • Lincoln Roses Hockey Sessions at Lindum Sports Association: Six weekly hockey sessions aimed at women and girls with a focus on fun, fitness and friendship. Course begins July 14 at £2 per session.
  • Bracebridge Jogging at Bracebridge Heath Recreation Ground: Six weekly jogging sessions which are open to all abilities and designed to help participants make steady running progress. Course begins July 22 at £2 per session.

Funding is still available for sport clubs and organisations who would like to run their own taster sessions.

The final deadline to apply for Sportivate funding in 2014 to run a project between October to December and/or January to March is Friday, August 1, 2014.

Women and girls who would like to try a new sport and find a taster session can see more information on the website.

The project is part of a legacy 2012 programme whereby lottery funding comes from Sport England to put sport on the agenda for 11 – 25 year olds.

Lucy Blakey, Children and Young People Officer at Lincolnshire Sport, said: “Sportivate not only provides a great opportunity to encourage young people to get involved in sport; it provides a huge financial incentive for sports clubs, schools, leisure facilities and others, to deliver more sport across Lincolnshire.

“It is great to see so many different projects receiving funding to encourage women and girls into sport.”