Celebrating projects that help women and girls all year round
This International Women’s Day our staff team are really pleased to come together to support #ChooseToChallenge. We’re also celebrating the achievements of all the amazing project we work with that support women and girls all year round.
A glance at our recent list of grants shows money going to some great projects:
· £2,500 to Womankind to deliver three online support groups where women can discuss the challenges of Covid-19 including anxieties about the virus, staying mentally healthy, facing financial hardship, and caring for their families. (Wessex Water Recovery Fund)
· £10,000 to Project Mama to reduce social isolation and improve mental health outcomes of vulnerable migrant expecting and new mothers through welfare calls, in-person check-ins and post-lockdown peer support group. (Wesleyan Foundation Large Grants)
· £20,000 to Bluebell Care Trust to increase and improve the reach of Bluebell’s services through collaboration and co-production, to enable better access and support for perinatal mental health within Bristol’s Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities. (Bristol Community Health – Health & Wellbeing Grant)
Funds supporting women and girls
We also support hundreds of other groups that do so much to champion the needs of local women and girls all year round.
We previously supported a lot of work in this area through the Tampon Tax Fund, which got grants to tens of groups including Clevedon YMCA who used theirs to fund a girls and young women’s group in Clevedon.
Making life fairer for anyone experiencing disadvantage
There is still so much more to do. That’s why supporting action for women and girls is one of seven priorities in our Coronavirus Recovery Proposal. The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities and we want to strengthen local civic society so it can continue to play its crucial role through Covid-19 and the post-Covid recovery.