Hundreds of women and girls from across Lancashire will benefit from £70,000 from the first round of funding of the Lancashire Women’s Fund.
Established by the Community Foundation for Lancashire, small grassroots charities and community groups have received between £5,000 - £10,000 from the Lancashire Women’s Fund to provide services for women of all ages and backgrounds facing issues such as domestic violence and abuse, mental health and wellbeing, confidence, aspiration, self-belief and resilience and social isolation.
Decisions were made by an independent panel and the fund was significantly oversubscribed with bids of over £401,000 for a pot worth £70,000.
Community Foundation for Lancashire Chief Executive Rae Brooke said: “We are delighted to award the first round of funding from the Lancashire Women’s Fund. This funding will enable local grassroots charities and community groups to run some amazing projects that make difference to the lives of women and girls who need it most.”
The eight projects being funded across the Lancashire include:
Community Foundations are independent charities that make grants to support grassroots groups. They work with local businesses, funders and government to create tailored programmes of grant-making that respond to the needs and assets of communities. They also distribute funding secured through national programmes.