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Safer Spaces to Move: what’s happening in 2024?

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Safer Spaces to Move is a two-year funded project in partnership with Sport England’s This Girl Can team and ukactive that looks to understand the barriers women can face when taking part in physical activity in fitness and leisure facilities.

The Safer Spaces project follows on from research ukactive carried out in 2021 and 2022 that found that personal safety and confidence can be significant barriers for women and girls when participating in physical activity.

Using this research, ukactive have created two guides in partnership with This Girl Can that provide tangible advice and best practice guidance for fitness and leisure facilities, to help them ensure women feel comfortable in these environments and provide steps they can take to attract more women to use these spaces.