The Women’s Fund Individual Bursaries


Key outcomes:

The Women’s Fund for Northern Ireland’s Individual Bursaries have been set up to fill a gap in funding opportunities for individual women who require a small amount of financial aid to support them towards fulfilling their potential.

Who Can Apply?

Who can apply:

  • Individual women aged 18 and over, living in Northern Ireland, who are striving to get into, or back into employment. 
  • Applicants will preferably be affiliated to a constituted community/women’s group and have the support of that organisation, however, if you are not you will still be eligible to apply.

Priorities Include:

While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications for Bursaries that address the following:

  • Personal development & confidence building
  • Overcoming barriers to employment or training
  • Making the first steps towards re-entering the workplace

* In exceptional circumstances the panel may offer support for education fees, providing they are for short term courses only, and that there are further barriers for the applicant around accessing such a course. 

Examples of the types of activities that may be supported:

  • Basic training support materials – books for example
  • Interview training
  • Mentoring
  • Travel costs to access relevant training (public transport for up to six months)
  • Childcare during employability training (up to six months)
  • Access course

 

Who Cannot Apply?

The Foundation will not fund organisations or activities which promote causes that are contrary to our purposes.  Causes and activities that are contrary to our purposes include, but may not be limited to, those outlined in our investment policy.  We will not therefore fund organisations or activities which we determine are linked to the promotion of armaments, alcohol, human rights abuses, tobacco or pornography.

In addition the Fund will not support:

  • Salaries
  • Formal education fees, for long term courses, eg: Degree, MSc, courses over one year in length
  • Travel outside of Northern Ireland
  • Holidays/residentials
  • Vehicles or related costs
  • Equipment
  • Parties & shopping trips
  • Promotion of religion or politics

 

What You Will Need To Apply?

Please note:

References will be sought and applicants may be required to demonstrate need for support.

Successful grant recipients will be required to keep a record of expenditure including receipts. 

Grant recipients will be required to write a short report detailing how the grant helped them.

Decisions on grants made by the Committee of the Women’s Fund for Northern Ireland are final.  

Any canvassing for grants may lead to disqualification.


Closing Date: Nov 2, 2020 13:00

Nov 2, 2020 13:00

  • Area:

  • Northern Ireland

  • Grant size:

  • Up to £500

  • Priorities:

  • While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications from women living in Northern Ireland, aged 18 or over, for Bursaries that address the following: Personal development & confidence building Overcoming barriers to employment or training Making the first steps towards re-entering the workplace

Ready To Apply?

Apply Now

The fund will be open for applications from 5th October 2020, and will close at 1:00pm on 2nd November 2020.

Apply online by clicking here:

Apply Here

Who to speak to

The Grants Team

If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team.

The Grants Team

If you are unsure about any of the above, or have any other queries, then please contact the Grants Team.

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