Women in Sport has been successful in securing a grant from Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls.
Rosa’s innovative new grants programme Voices from the Frontline, aims to give women the tools, skills and confidence to speak up for change. Grants have been awarded for work designed to influence positive change across all four of Rosa’s priority pillars: leadership and representation, safety and violence, health and wellbeing and economic justice.
Women in Sport will be using this funding to support the campaign to generate debate and encourage greater coverage of women in sport.
Nicola Miller, Director of Campaigns and Engagement at Women in Sport, said:
“We look forward to supporting ROSA’s work to influence change by continuing the campaign for greater media coverage of women’s sport, which remains shockingly low. Women’s sport receives just 7% of media coverage compared to men’s and whilst we’ve seen recent progress and concerted efforts from some media outlets and broadcasters, sadly it seems likely that our refreshed figures – once available for release later this year – will show there is still a long way to go.
“Women’s sport and female athletes deserve better. Women in Sport will continue to champion changes in the way women’s sport is reported and how much coverage it’s given through opportunities such as Women’s Sport Week (3-9 October 2016).”
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