Active people hoping to start sports clubs for youngsters are being urged to apply for newly available funding.

Anyone planning to run a six to eight week club for 14 to 25-year-olds any time between April and September can join the district’s bid for the national lottery-funded Sportivate grant.

The scheme is aimed at getting more young people into regular sporting activity and the deadline for entries is January 21.

For more information and to apply, call Fabrizio Ferrari on 01992 564567 or email fferrari@eppingforestdc.gov.uk.