Women and economy

Free enterprise training courses for women in Newcastle

The Millin Charity delivers Enterprise Training programmes for women living in Newcastle who are thinking about or in the early stages of self-employment. Through the #ACHANCETOTRADE Project, women will have access to a range of accredited training, one-to-one support, business workshops and trading opportunities, which will help them to develop their business ideas to start selling to the public. 
Click here to read the Millin Charity’s latest newsletter to find out more.  

Benefit Bulletin

This Benefit Bulletin describes the new Universal Credit announcements made in January 2019. 

  • Managed migration to Universal Credit
  • Universal Credit and three or more children
  • Severely disabled people – protected from 16 January 2019
  • Universal Credit paid to main carer
  • Direct payments for rent
  • Monthly payments and treatment of earnings
  • ‘Mixed age’ couples – change from 15 May 2019

 

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Life-Changing & Life-Saving: Funding for the women’s sector

This is a report about the status of funding for the women’s sector. It sets out the case for specialist women’s organisations, identifies their current sources
of funding and explores the challenges that they face in terms of financial sustainability. The report explores recent changes in the funding landscape for voluntary organisations, including the shi to commissioning of services, the impact of austerity on the demand for support services and on funding available, and the likely impact that Brexit is going to have on the women’s sector. 

Looking for contributions to Tyneside Festival of Women

Are you or your organisation planning an event or activity related to Girls and Women? Perhaps you have an idea related to International Women's Day 2019? Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums' 'Women of Tyneside' project are hosting a Festival of Women and are inviting organisations to share their events and activities so they can promote and celebrate collaboratively through a printed programme whihc will be distributed across Tyneside.

IWD Women in Newcastle - call for pom-poms

A big thank you to everyone who supported the various Women’s 100 activities during 2018. For 2019, we are promoting women-focused activities under the banner of ‘Women in Newcastle’ and will again be organising a range of events and activities in and around International Women’s Day. Our centrepiece action will be on IWD itself and will be focused on the campaign theme of period poverty, comprising a flashmob choir and a direct action which will be ‘decorating’ Grey’s Monument with red pom-poms.

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