Who are we?
The Women's Sports Foundation is the UK's leading organisation dedicated to improving and promoting opportunities for women and girls in sport and physical activity.
What do we do?
We are committed to improving, increasing and promoting opportunities for women and girls - in all roles and at all levels - in sport, fitness and physical activity through advocacy, information, education, research and training. We campaign for change at all levels of sport through raising awareness and influencing policy.
When was the organisation set up?
It was originally set up in 1984 by women working in sport who were concerned about the lack of sport and recreation opportunities for women and girls, and the low representation of women in sports coaching, sports management and the sports media. WSF became a registered charity and company limited by guarantee in 1997.
How are we funded?
What have we achieved?
Since 1984, the Women's Sports Foundation has been involved in a variety of projects to promote women's sport. These have included:
We also produce a variety of women and sport resources including posters, information packs, photographic exhibition and fact sheets. See our products and services section.
How do we work?
In 2001, we took a fresh look at our organisation, and reviewed both our work and the way we work. As a result we formulated a new vision and mission, and clarified our core activities.
This review enabled us to re-focus as an advocacy agency, working mainly at a policy level to influence change. Since then, we have moved away from delivery work in favour of a partnership approach where we work with other organisations to initiate new projects.
Our agenda for change targets government and sport policy-makers at all levels so that they will:
If you would like to get involved in supporting our work there are lots of opportunities.
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