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Sporting Equality Fund

Sporting Equality Fund

This project has now closed. 

Working with the Scottish Government, our Sporting Equality Fund supported no fewer than 12 projects targeting women and girls to participate in sport and physical activity. Being active can help girls and young women stay mentally as well as physically healthy. Girls are more likely than boys to feel pressured by school work, and less likely to say that they like school; close to a fifth of 15-year-old girls said they had felt lonely in the last week, compared to 7% of same age boys; and fewer than half of all 15-year-old girls said that they felt full of energy or were able to pay attention in class in the last week.

We are delighted that Spirit 2012 will have oversight of the Sporting Equality Fund which will encourage more women and girls to engage in being active,

Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport Scotland.