In July 2007, the Prime Minister announced additional investment of £100m (2008-11) into the PE and Sport Strategy for Young People to give every young person (aged 5 to 16 years) the chance to do five hours of sport a week (and 16-19 years, 3 hours per week). The total additional funding will cover the following areas:
- the addition of FE sports co-ordinators (FESCOs)
- the completion of the roll out of competition managers
- top up grants to SSPs to pay for coaching
- multi sport clubs for children with special needs
- funding to support extending ‘club’ activity, namely Sport Unlimited
Sport Unlimited will focus on providing children and young people aged 5-19yrs of age who are 'semi-sporting' (estimated to be 50% of young people currently doing 2-3hrs of sport per week) the opportunity to do more sport. Sport Unlimited will provide high quality needs activates during school terms that are delivered in out of school hours and community settings.
PRO-ACTIVE North London is leading on Sport Unlimited across North London and is working with key partners in developing and implementing needs based Sport Unlimited plans for each of the four North London Boroughs. Each Borough has a coordinator who supports this process.
An overview of the Sport Unlimited programme and how it is managed in North London together with the criteria for activities can be downloaded from the link to the right of this page.
To get involved in the Sport Unlimited programme contact the Borough coordinator for the area you are interested in developing your activity in. Their contact details can be downloaded from the link to the right of this page
For more information on Sport Unlimited contact Colin Smyth, Partnership Manager on 020 8411 6731 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org