Helping disadvantaged young women to build a brighter future

Allchurches Trust's latest round of grand funding is making an impact all over the UK and Ireland with 89 good causes receiving a share of £140,450 in November.

The latest projects to benefit from funding range from those aimed at giving opportunities to young girls living in poverty to transforming unused space into a sensory garden for young people with Special Educational Needs.

Among this month’s grants recipients is the Baytree Centre in Brixton, which is creating a youth leadership and social action project run by, and for, young girls from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

The project will see 25 young girls gain valuable, practical learning opportunities through the schemes and workshops the centre will deliver. Examples include; an inspirational conference held by young professional women, a mission to view Brixton from the eyes of homeless people, and a project to help Brixton businesses become more reactive to social needs.

The centre hopes that through delivering these initiatives, the girls will learn key skills in leadership as well as finance and project management. Many girls will also improve their literary and numeracy skills, their self-confidence and relationship-building skills through the project.

Following this theme, The Young Women’s Trust, London, is using its Allchurches’ grant towards the purchase of nine laptops, which will enable them to better help the disadvantaged young women accessing their support. The Trust aims to lift women aged 18 to 30 into work and out of poverty.

St Saviours National School in County Wicklow, Ireland, will use its grant to transform an area into an outdoor classroom and sensory garden for children with sensory processing needs.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, take a look at our What We Fund page to find out if you are eligible.

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