×


Home About Contribute Media Kit Contact Sign In
×







.


Charity Industry News

New charity partnership set to remove barriers for disadvantaged women


Two leading charities have come together through a new partnership which will support disadvantaged women across the Liverpool City Region.

New charity partnership set to remove barriers for disadvantaged women


"The need is more acute than ever for us to reach out and offer support to vulnerable sections of our society and help them to overcome the issues that are holding them back"
Maggie O'Carroll, CEO of The Women's Organ



A national charity has chosen Liverpool-based social enterprise, The Women’s Organisation, to help it reach out to disadvantaged women and improve their chances of finding employment or starting their own businesses.

Smallwood Trust was founded in 1886 to help women overcome financial difficulties and improve their social and emotional wellbeing.

It provides grants and support for women on low incomes who have specific needs and are struggling to make ends meet, or trying to overcome financial problems.

Now, it has teamed up with The Women's Organisation to support women across the Liverpool City Region as part of a three-year partnership.

The Women's Organisation works to support women from wide ranging communities to take a more active role in social and economic life and has supported the ambitions and personal development of more than 60,000 women over the past 24 years.

It helps women in setting up and growing their own businesses, as well as providing personal development training and support to help women grow in confidence and take positive steps towards securing employment.

Smallwood Trust is now supporting The Women’s Organisation to remove barriers for women wanting to access its programmes, or those facing barriers to taking their next steps forward.

The funding from Smallwood Trust will allow The Women’s Organisation to identify women with additional barriers preventing them from realising their ambitions and offer discretionary solutions to meet their needs.

Through its work, The Women's Organisation can provide the support needed for women to improve their personal situations, either through targeted training courses, or business coaching with the aim of setting up as a small business, or the provision of incubator facilities at its 54 St James Street headquarters in central Liverpool.

The collaboration is timely as the impact that coronavirus has had across the world is felt even more keenly by women, according to The Women’s Organisation.

It has compounded the economic impact, as women and girls tend to work in the industries which have been most heavily impacted by the pandemic, and so they are generally earning less, saving less, and holding insecure jobs or living close to poverty.

With children out of school and nurseries closed in recent months, unpaid care work has increased and heightened the care responsibilities of women, who tend to find themselves as primary caregivers.

Maggie O'Carroll, co-founder and chief executive of The Women's Organisation, said: "The catastrophic effects of COVID-19 have been felt across communities globally, particularly among women who are facing socio-economic crises differently and often disproportionately. Particularly in terms of increasing levels of deprivation, inequality when it comes to balancing care responsibilities, and even abuse as the pandemic forced households into lockdown for several weeks.

"Now, the need is more acute than ever for us to reach out and offer the support to vulnerable sections of our society and help them to overcome the issues that are holding them back from improving their, and their families' lives.

"We are incredibly grateful to Smallwood Trust for recognising our efforts in providing such support, and joining us to extend that help in such desperate times.

Emma Crump, Head of Evaluation at Smallwood Trust, says: “Smallwood Trust are delighted to partner with The Women’s Organisation to support vulnerable women in Liverpool on their journeys towards financial resilience.

“The package of support means that women will be able to access vital education and skills whilst overcoming any financial barriers. We look forward to the learning from the partnership and seeing the difference it will make to women’s lives.”

.


Charity Business News - A new singing project will raise the spirits and bring a little colour into the Coalfields area of Sunderland this summer. Voices of the Rainbow is the latest in a series of projects by Durham based social enterprise The Singing Elf and is aimed at improving the mental and emotional wellbeing of the adults taking part.


Singing the rainbow for mental health

Charity Business News - Berwick Diabetic Cyclist Goes Border Line Northumberland Freemasons have helped a Berwick cyclist who had diabetes raise vital cash for a charity close to his heart. Paul Cassidy is a member of Heart of Glendale Freemasons Lodge which meets in Berwick upon Tweed and he is also one of the 4.


Paul Cycles to Health and Raises Cash for Diabetes UK

Charity Business News - A woman fromhas raised hundreds of pounds for a charity which tackles human trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation CSE after taking part in a 50-mile walk. Chloe Cook, 22, completed her Fifty Miles for Freedom challenge in aid of Safe and Free, where she has worked as an office manager for three years.


Woman raises hundreds of pounds for charity which tackles trafficking

Charity Business News - Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated 1000 to a Lancashire based charity as part of its support for charities across the UK. The charity received the donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation after being nominated by colleagues at the Society s Preston branch for financial support.


Lancashire Charity receives donation from Yorkshire Building Society

Charity Business News - Scottish soap, home and body care brand ARRAN Sense of Scotland has chosen Scotland s leading dementia charity, Alzheimer Scotland, as its official charity partner for 2021.


Arran Sense of Scotland Announces Charity Partnership with Alzheimer Scotland

Charity Business News - The Natalie Kate Moss Trust has committed to raising 300,000 for the University of Manchester to fund further research into brain haemorrhage. The charity was set up in 2012 following the sudden death of 26-year-old University of Manchester alumni, Natalie Moss, from a brain haemorrhage.


Brain haemorrhage charity pledges £300,000 to University of Manchester






Ten Times Ten

We transform your bright ideas into brilliant digital products.