We are thrilled to be working with the Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM) to launch a new Merseyside Women’s Fund, which aims to raise £1 million to help support local women.
The Community Foundation for Merseyside helps people and organisations to invest in local communities where it is most needed and where it will have greatest impact. The Women’s Fund will award grants to local groups working with women and girls, including women-only charities to help women throughout Merseyside.
Our main focus for the fund will be the key issues which include confidence, aspiration, self-belief, resilience, mental wellbeing, social isolation and domestic violence and abuse.
35% of women’s groups recently consulted in Merseyside believe their sustainability in the next three years is questionable. dewinter Liverpool is dedicated to helping local women achieve, aspire and grow within the Merseyside region. Our aim will be to drive awareness and donations to this critical fund to enable our local community to access crucial support.
“Similar women-only funds are already in existence in the North East, Scotland and USA and have delivered real impact for women in their communities. We want women to feel safe, supported, empowered and confident when confronted by abuse, discrimination and a lack of opportunities”, CEO of Community Foundation Merseyside, Rae Brooke, said.
“By working with dewinter highlighting key issues and difficulties facing girls and women in Merseyside, we can encourage others to support meeting the need. We want to equip girls and women in Merseyside with adequate resources to allow them to flourish”, she concluded.
To donate or for more information visit http://www.cfmerseyside.org.uk/womens-fund