The City of Paris and Paris 2024 are co-funding the €100,000 Paris Sportives programme ©CityofParis

Paris 2024 organisers have emphasised their commitment to ensuring women’s sport is "visible and encouraged" after 14 projects were named as part of the Paris Sportives programme.

The €100,000 (£91,000/$117,000) scheme is being co-funded by the City of Paris and Paris 2024, with the winning projects led by either a sports club, local association or consortium.

The City of Paris said the aim of Paris Sportives was to "promote the practice of sport by women in public spaces" after claiming "between 85 and 100 per cent" of sports fields were used by men.

"In Paris, where women represent 53 per cent of the population, inequalities are still evident in all aspects of everyday life and in the public space," said Hélène Bidard, Paris’ deputy mayor for equality.

"We want to encourage and support the sport of Parisiennes for their emancipation and for diversity in the city."

Marie Barsacq, impact and heritage director of Paris 2024, reckoned sport was "a lever of emancipation for women" as it provided a platform to "gain confidence", "assert oneself" and "take responsibility".

"We see too few women using public sports facilities: it is still too often men's territory," Barsacq said.

"We want to change that. Paris 2024 is committed to ensuring that women's sporting activity in public spaces is visible and encouraged.

Fourteen projects are set to receive a slice of €100,000 to provide opportunities for young girls and women to play sport on public spaces ©Getty Images
Fourteen projects are set to receive a slice of €100,000 to provide opportunities for young girls and women to play sport on public spaces ©Getty Images

"We are delighted to support this project which says 'It is also my playground'."

Among the winners are Panamboyz United which will run weekly football workshops for 50 young girls from six to 14 and Paris Lady Basket which will provide weekly basketball activities and educational workshops around gender equality for 150 teenage girls and young adults.

The winning projects are set to take part in workshops in January and February, with sports activities due to begin in April.

Pierre Rabadan, deputy mayor in charge of sport and the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, said the City of Paris had a "strong and “ambitious" policy for the development of the practice of women’s sport.

"It is with this objective that the Paris Sportives project was launched by the City of Paris and the OCOG (Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) Paris 2024, with a determination and a declared desire to allow women to take their full part in the activity of the city through sport," added Rabadan.

The other winners are La Domremy Basket 13, Maison 13 Solidaire, Amunanti, Cultures sur Cour, Socios Solidaires, Ladies & Basketball, Sport dans la Ville, Tu Vis Tu Dis, Union Sportive de Charonne, Paris Basket 15, Paris 13 Atletico and Eiffel Basket Club.