Investing in happiness – People empower to get out, be involved and feel better

Written by Jim Feenan on 07/11/2017

Fighting Chance Project (Scotland) is delighted to have been selected by Spirit of 2012 as one of fourteen Sporting Equality Fund projects announced on Active Girls Day (2017) by Public Health & Sport Minister Aileen Campbell to help increase the number of women and girls in Scotland who participate in sport and physical activity.

We are a registered Scottish Charity (SC045230) set up in 2014 to help educate, motivate and inspire young people to make positive changes in their lives by becoming actively engaged in judo or low impact movement and conditioning. Our aim for the Spirit-related projects is to help improve participants’ self-esteem, health, wellbeing and employability by increasing their levels of engagement in activities tailored to suit their needs. Working with their peer groups we hope to acknowledge and celebrate personal successes and achievements that may also result in an improved sense of citizenship and community.  

Spirit funding will support our projects to the autumn of 2018.  They will be based in Fife, initially centred around our base in Dunfermline, working with primary and secondary schools in our area and the local communities of Touch, Abbeyview, Halbeath, Duloch and Garvock Hill.

Spirit of 2012 delivers the Sporting Equality Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. The Fund aims to get more women and girls participating in sport and physical activity and to improve their wellbeing.

Debbie Lye, Chief Executive, Spirit of 2012 said: “We are really impressed by all that Fighting Chance Scotland is doing to give women and girls a better sense of body confidence and control through physical activity. We are delighted to be able to support their work, particularly in areas of multiple deprivations, to help more women and girls feel a sense of self-worth and pride in themselves.

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