A new grant giving body aimed at raising the profile and changing the profile of women’s sport has been established in the UK. The Women’s Sport Trust (“WST”) is the only grant provider focused solely on female sport and is backed by a diverse range of elite female athletes along with representatives from business and the media.
WST will provide scholarship and grants to aspiring sportswomen, fund research and public awareness campaigns as well as anything else that will facilitate the progression of women’s sport in the UK. All grants are dependent upon the generous support of individuals and organisations joining together to make a difference to women’s lives.
All grants are dependent upon the generous support of individuals and organisations joining together to make a difference to women’s lives.
Speaking at the launch, Olympic Gold Medallist in Rowing and WST Patron, Anna Watkins OBE said: “We see ourselves as much as a movement as a grant giving body focused on attracting new funding and profile for women’s sport. We’ve been amazed and delighted by the remarkable response we’ve already had to the Trust. People are clearly thrilled to have an opportunity to make a difference to women’s sport.”
As well as attracting new funding and driving sports participation, WST aims to form relationships with journalists and broadcasters – in order to increase the profile of women’s sport in the media.
More details can be found at www.womenssporttrust.com