Spirit of 2012 and the Scottish Government reveal the results of an 18-month project committed to improving the health and wellbeing of girls and young women across Scotland. 

Spirit of 2012 and the Scottish Government reveal the results of an 18-month project committed to improving the health and wellbeing of girls and young women across Scotland. 

Their joint £325,000 investment into a Sporting Equality Fund, which was launched in July 2017, resulted in more than 2,800 girls and women taking part in sport and physical activity. More than half (55%) participated in regular, sustained activity over several months.

The report also reveals that girls and women who took part in the programme registered higher levels of wellbeing as a result. Overall there was a 12% rise in the number who said they were satisfied with their life, an 11% increase in feelings of life being worthwhile, and an 8% increase in girls who said they were ‘happy yesterday’.

In a couple of cases the change was spectacular. For example only 38% of the women who took part in the Venture Trust project had high life satisfaction levels at the beginning – 79% reported high wellbeing levels at the end. Spirit 

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  • Publish DateMon, 11 Mar 2019
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