Health Wellbeing and Sport secure Sport England funding grant

The national award-winning Health Wellbeing and Sport programme at Truro and Penwith College has once again secured funding in the form of a £56,875 grant from Sport England for the ninth year in a row.

The funding which has been awarded as part of Sport England’s ‘Tackling inactivity in Colleges’ programme, will enable HWS to deliver another year of physical activity programmes to the Colleges students and staff across the Truro and Penwith campuses.

HWS was developed 9 years ago as part of Sport England’s ‘Active Colleges’ programme, with the funding helping to create positive physical activity role models, change attitudes towards physical activity and to promote positive mental health and physical wellbeing.

The programme offers all students and staff at Truro and Penwith College free access to over 60 different physical activities each week, including gym sessions, swimming, exercise classes, badminton, football and climbing.

Over the years HWS has won a number of awards at both national and local level, and played a significant part in the College receiving the National Association of College’s Beacon award.

Julian Wills, HWS Project Lead said: ‘We are delighted to receive the extension funding from Sport England and National Lottery. 

It is a reflection not only on the hard work and dedication of the HWS Teams, but also the efficiency of the Finance Team with regards to financial reporting

Julian Wills, HWS Project Lead

'and the ongoing support from the Colleges Senior Management Team and Programme Team Leader for Sport'. 

As part of the College’s commitment to maintaining positive mental and physical wellbeing of its students and staff whilst all students and staff are working remotely, the HWS programme has moved to digital delivery via their own YouTube channel. So far their virtual exercise classes have been viewed over 2000 times. 

You can access the HWS YouTube channel by clicking here