We run after school groups just for girls.

Research shows that from the age of five, girls start to see themselves and what they can achieve differently. It also found that single-gender spaces encourage girls to take more risks, express themselves and develop their confidence.

So that’s what we do! We support girls to see themselves as having endless potential by providing a fun and safe space for them to explore all of the possibilities.

We recruit volunteers throughout England and Wales to run these girls groups and supply them with confidence building activities that will help girls and young women develop the self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience they need to be the truest, happiest versions of themselves, no matter what life throws at them.

Our groups

Find out what happens at the groups and the theory behind our activities.

Our locations

The number of our groups all over England and Wales is increasing. Find out information about your local group.


Find answers to frequently asked questions including how and why we support girls and young women, our programme, safeguarding and more.

Our impact

Find out how our work has an impact on girls and young women across England and Wales.

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Our vision

Discover where we are going and what we hope to achieve as an organisation. Including our strategic plan for the next five years.

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Our History

Established in 1875, GFS is one of the oldest UK registered charities working to support girls and young women.