Active Life

She's Ready

A female volunteering and empowerment programme that started its life in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, is joining with GL Communities and Together in Matson to pilot the programme across Matson starting from January 2022.

The award-winning She’s Ready programme

Was the brainchild of Lisa Wright & Sarah Potts at Active Life for A Healthier You, a physical activity community interest company based in Essex. After seeing and hearing how women felt about volunteering, physical activity and social action, the team at Active Life set about developing this woman led programme.

The key aims of the She’s Ready philosophy are;

Using women to empower other women to build confidence
Improve physical and mental wellbeing
Women benefitting from social action
Women are part of a movement that can make real changes in their communities
Always making it fun
Years of Experience
Active Gloucestershire
Podsmead Big Local
Redwell Centre

Three years of success running the programme locally

After a successful three years of running the programme locally, and with funding from Sport England and support from Spring Impact, a global leader in social replication, Active Life for a Healthier You were able to develop a national programme for the market. Five Active Partnerships (Active Essex, Active Gloucestershire, Get Berkshire Active, RISE and North Yorks) have supported the team at She’s Ready to identify local organisations in their areas to be part of the pilot and access a small pot of funding toire help support an activation programme.
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The pilot programme is working with nine organisations across England to support and develop a strong, empowered female social and physical action programme, so why not join in!


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