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THE deadline to secure funding for innovative projects that aim to get people more active is rapidly approaching.

The money is available through the Community Activities Network (CAN), which is a partnership of local organisations that promote and provide sporting opportunities in Hartlepool.

The maximum award per project is £10,000 over a year and the deadline for applications is at 4pm on Monday, September 10.

Groups or clubs that apply for this money must be able to demonstrate that there is a need for their project and that it fills a gap in the provision of physical activity opportunities within a particular area.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that their project is sustainable once the CAN funding has ceased.

Applicants will be considered from groups and organisations outside of Hartlepool but only if they can show that they attract people from the town whose needs cannot be met from within Hartlepool.

For organisations unable to meet Monday’s deadline, there is a further round of funding which the deadline is at 4pm on Monday 19 November.

Daniel Garthwaite, Hartlepool Borough Council’s assistant recreation officer, said: “This money will be fantastic for those clubs and organisations that have great ideas but cannot afford to take it further.

“The funding will not only help ideas become reality but it will also open opportunities for many people which will promote their area of sports.”

For more information or an application form, call (01429) 523946 or email