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The Places Foundation funded the Feeling Good project in Norwich, a partnership between Leeway and one of our affordable housing providers — Cotman Housing Association.

The project delivers physical activity to women and girls aged 16 and over who are domestic abuse survivors, helping women to build their confidence, resilience and wellbeing through social interaction and connecting to their community. It aims to support more than 330 women and girls over three years.

Places Leisure provided free fitness taster sessions and fitness challenges as part of National Fitness Day. Activities included baby massage, a superheroes toddler dance party, introduction to spinning, yoga meditation, low-intensity workouts and free health MOTs. Places Leisure has also recently launched three new membership options for people who are new to physical activity or require additional behavioural support to get active.

In Padiham, The Places Foundation has funded the Whitegate Close Young Sports Group to provide weekly activities to 40 children and young people. The aim is to inspire young people to get active in their community, while also helping them to develop interpersonal skills.

Chorley Youth Zone

Case study 

Places for People is a founding partner in the Chorley Youth Zone and has provided £75,000 in funding. Over 5,000 young people, equivalent to one in four young people in Chorley, registered at the centre in its first year and it has now received over 30,000 visits. Over 20 different activities are delivered at the centre, including sport, advice and guidance for young people from the local community, including customers from nearby Clayton Brook and Astley Village.

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