Manchester Lishi Arts has, for the past few years, been running a project called “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 inactive 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 judo, golf, tennis, wakeboarding, athletics and parkour/free running. 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.
GreaterSport co-ordinates delivery of Sportivate in Greater Manchester.