Health, Wellbeing and Sport receive funding from ‘This Girl Can’ programme

The College's Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS) programme has been granted £7,744 from Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ funding programme.

We are thrilled that our fantastic Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS) programme has been granted a further £7,744 to help develop physical activity opportunities for female members of staff. The Truro and Penwith College and Callywith College based physical activity programme has been successful in applying for additional funding from Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ funding programme.

Having already successfully delivered a number of Sport England initiatives the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme will use the funding to help establish a number of weekly physical activity sessions and gym classes that will be specifically provided for female staff. Using non-intrusive venues, there will be a provision for one-to-one and small friendship group gym inductions and regular gym sessions.

Participants will gain confidence in using gym equipment and be free from fear of judgement whilst becoming familiar with using CV machines and equipment.

Activities will be provided before college, during lunch breaks and after college finishes, and form part of the ongoing successful HWS programme that provides students with a variety of free activities throughout the day to support positive mental health and physical wellbeing.

Julian Wills, HWS Project Lead said: “We are delighted to have secured further funding to expand our physical activity offer and encourage additional female staff participation. We pride ourselves on delivering quality physical activities opportunities and have demonstrated over the past nine years how our work can have a positive impact on peoples lives”.

The delivery of the 'This Girl Can' programme will start in January 2021 across Truro and Penwith and Callywith College campuses.

The positive impact the award winning HWS project is having on young peoples lives was also featured on BBC Spotlight on Tuesday 11th November. 

The feature highlights the lifechanging work that is taking place at Callywith College which has been funded through a 'Children in Need' grant.

If you want to know more about how HWS is providing physical activity to support mental and physical health, please email