Make Moves Fund: empowering girls through movement and music

    Last updated: 9 October 2023
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    Make Moves Fund: empowering girls through music and dance

    Make Moves Fund

    Apply for Funding to get the next generation of girls moving through music.

    Nike and Spotify have linked up to launch the Make Moves Fund - a social impact-led initiative designed to get the least active girls moving through music.

    Why?

    80% of girls in England feel they don’t belong in sport , and by the time they’re 18, they’re more than twice as likely to experience poor mental health than boys.

    This needs to change. We know music and movement are proven to have a profound positive impact on mental wellbeing. It creates the space to find freedom through expression and joy in community. So, to get girls moving, we’re reimagining sport through their eyes.

    The Make Moves fund will provide £20k grants to UK-based community organisations to pioneer innovative, girl-first programmes that combine music and movement.

    Make Moves Fund: empowering girls through music and dance

    Girls making moves on their own terms

    To kickstart this initiative, we’ve teamed up with FLO, A London-based girl group whose music empowers girls to express themselves. With dance, “you can leave everything else behind and just be confident”, they tell us.

    We’ve also assembled a panel of experts to help us award the funding, including Nike dancer Joelle D’Fontaine; Gurls Talk mental wellbeing expert Ciara Dockery; and teen girls nominated by Black Girl Fest.

    Want to get involved?

    If you know a creative community organisation that wants to get girls moving through music, tell them to apply to the Make Moves Fund. Deadline for submissions is 30th November 2023.

    Get girls moving through music.

    Full terms and conditions on the application page.

    Originally published: 9 October 2023