WATCH: Here's @WestmeathComDev 'Here Comes The Girls' project. Just recently, this fantastic project became one of the Awardee's of a portion of the €1.8M Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund supported by Bank of America @BofA_Business and the Department of Rural and Community Development @DeptRCD
The Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund is a €1.8 million fund over three years created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Bank of America and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all philanthropic funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, via the Dormant Accounts Fund.
The Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund is the first fund in Ireland to support charities and social enterprises that seek to enhance the economic mobility of women and is designed specifically to equip these organisations to expand their business acumen, drive growth and deepen their impact across Ireland. Over the next three years, the Fund aims to empower 1,000 women to secure employment, enhancing the economic mobility of women across Ireland.
On October 3rd, we announced the Six Awardees of our Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund. Each Awardee supports and empowers women to progress their education or progress into new or more sustainable employment.
For more information please contact:
Westmeath Community Development
Mullingar E.T.I. Ctr
Mullingar Business Park
Phone: 0449348571 - Mobile: 0860442358 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ‘Here Comes the Girls Programme’ will work with over 120 females from Westmeath over the next 3 years. The programme will remove barriers that exist for many females that prevent and discourage some from taking part in training and upskilling such as childcare costs, lack of transport, uncertainty and lack of prior training and/or work experience. Each course will offer women an opportunity to gain relevant labour market training and qualifications in roles that are in high demand in the following industries: retail, hospitality & care. Westmeath Community Development (WCD) will target:
- women who took a career break
- brand new female entrants to the workplace
- female dependants on their partners social protection claim
- females in part time employment