As a national partner, Women in Sport brings 30 years experience of working collaboratively with a range of providers. We will share our research and insights with eighteen GOGA locations across the UK to better understand the needs of women and girls in their local communities.
Working within a consortium, we will be able to combine our expertise with that of our partners, generate new research and importantly activate learning for positive impact, ensuring women who face additional barriers such as disability, financial restraints and cultural barriers, have the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity in a way that benefits their health and wellbeing.
Women in Sport will support five localities with a focus on women and girls, to respond to the needs of their communities. In Bradford for example, where West Yorkshire police report that they deal with four cases of domestic abuse every hour, women’s dance is a popular intervention. Project lead Leila of E5 Keighley – a women and girls empowerment project – is keen to start a dance club for women and girls who have experienced domestic violence or child sexual exploitation and provide new opportunities for them to build their confidence and express themselves through creative activities.