Women and economy

LA7 ESF Community Grants Funding Available for third sector organisations

Grants of up to £15k are now available to support inactive/ unemployed people to help their progression towards further learning and employment.

Gateshead Council learningSkills, on behalf of the 7 Local Authorities (LA7) from the North East LEP area, is seeking bids from Third Sector Organisations for the provision of community projects. This is the fourth round of procurement and we are offering grants of up to £15,000 to support a range of activities aimed at assisting inactive/ unemployed people to move closer to the labour market.

APPG on Sexual Violence

The next All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual Violence session will take place on Wednesday 17th July and will consider the funding landscape faced by specialist sexual violence services and explore the impacts of government strategy, commissioning frameworks and practice, and devolution of funding. This session will provide an essential overview of the particular challenges faced by specialist sexual violence organisations in light of the unprecedented demand for their services.

Smart Works Newcastle

Smart Works has brought its award-winning service to the North-East to set more women up for interview success. Smart Works Newcastle opened in April 2018 and is need of clothing donations, volunteers and supporter partnerships. Details on how you can support the organisation can be found at smartworks.org.uk

 

Universal Credit risks increasing women’s vulnerability to financial abuse

As Universal Credit continues to roll out nationally, women’s groups have published a new report, which raises concerns that Universal Credit payments which are paid into one bank account for everyone in the household, rather than individual accounts, risk giving more power to abusers in homes where women are domestic violence.

MPs say public services and the law are failing millions of women

MPs and charities say the views and experiences of women of colour are largely hidden when it comes to public services and policymaking. A new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sex Equality, supported by Young Women’s Trust and the Fawcett Society, Invisible Women, shows that black and ethnic minority women are overlooked by mental health and employment support services, which are failing to meet their needs. This is due to a lack of data on their experiences and exclusion from policymaking. 

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