This Girl Can

This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes that there’s no right way to get active – if it gets your heart rate up it counts.

The campaign celebrates active women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get. Developed by Sport England, we want to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.

This Girl Can in Cumbria

This Girl Can in Cumbria is supported by a local partnership, referred to as Cumbrian Girls Can. Find Cumbrian Girls Can on Social Media: 





Want to find an Activity

This Girl Can is all about doing it your way, that may not be through a conventional activity - it might be cycling to work, literally running the school run, or getting muddy with your pooch in the park, but we want more women to find what’s right for them. If there is an activity you'd like to try, check our Activity Search on our home page  More 

Calling all Clubs and Organisations delivering activity:

Please add your club/activity to our activity finder More 

Become a Supporter of This Girl Can

Become a supporter of This Girl Can to access a range of This Girl Can resources More

Please send in any case studies of women you think exemplify the This Girl Can attitude that Sport England and This Girl Can could potentially include on the website. See the This Girl Can case study form here. They are especially interested in case studies of women from lower income backgrounds, BAME women and teenagers or examples of women who get active in unconventional ways and/or have managed to fit activity into their busy lives.

Hear the Cumbrian Girls 

Small Grants 

Sport England offers small grants of up to £10,000 and theyre now much easier to apply for. 

Could you help to get This Girl Can ideas off the ground in local communities. 

Sport England are especially interested in ideas that reach inactive women in lower socio-economic groups, BAME communities and amongst teenagers. 

Please see Sport England Small Grants