Work It Out Together

Funding will reduce loneliness & isolation

BWP is delighted to announce that is has been awarded funding from Western Power Distribution’s Community Matters fund for our new Work it Out together Project.

This funding will enable us to partner with local sports and leisure venues managed by LLeisure to provide safe spaces that deliver formal group sessions aimed at reducing isolation and loneliness for women affected by Domestic Abuse.

We will also be encouraging walks, exercise in the fresh air, and other group activities with cultural partners on the project: Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre, Stapleford Library & Attenborough Nature Reserve.

BWP’s CEO, Colette Byrne, said: “We know that mental health significantly deteriorated during Covid, and feelings of loneliness and isolation were exacerbated. Therefore we’re delighted to secure this funding that will enable women to engage in sports and leisure activities in a safe space that will provide some time to focus on themselves that helps to improve their mental health and brings people together.”

LLeisure Leisure Centres and venues include Bramcote Leisure Centre, Chilwell Olympia, Kimberley Leisure Centre and the DH Lawrence Museum in Eastwood.

For more information about Work it Out Together, or to get involved, please email