Community Investment Fund: Empowering Young Women into Work

The Berkley Foundation are making £250,000 available from their Community Investment Fund to support marginalised and disadvantaged young women aged 16-30 years who are unemployed, to access decent and sustainable employment.

Young people aged 16-24 face the highest levels of unemployment in Britain, with young women facing higher levels of unemployment and economic inactivity than young men. During the period July to September 2017, 264,000 young women were classified as NEET and economically inactive compared to 227,000 young men. A 2017 report for the Young Women’s Trust found that economically inactive young women, in particular, tend to be ‘written off’, and are offered limited support.

Through this funding programme, they are aiming to support voluntary organisations working to empower young women who are unemployed and for whom there is limited existing provision, to access decent and sustainable employment.

For more information and to read the full funding criteria please click here.

This programme is open for applications between 1 November 2018 and 30 November 2018.