Supporting Women into Business (SWIB) and DOVE Project
26 Black African women were given the opportunity to develop skills to help them to succeed in enterprise and become business women.
The women learned about different business models, how to design a business plan, marketing and the responsibilities of running a business. The women were provided with support and in kind start up grants to help them to set up their social enterprises and some were assisted with identifying resources to set up and deliver their projects.
26 African women are now businesswomen offering a range of goods and services via the SAWN Ventures website within the community of Oldham.
Young Women’s Trust
The Young Women’s Trust was instrumental in getting emergency funds twice to young women who would have had no support otherwise throughout the Pandemic. The Young Women Trust also gave women laptops to enable digital inclusion so girls would participate in school and socialising during lockdown. Many of our young women are also benefiting from other services like mentoring.
Smallwood/ The Children’s Society Grant
Funding via SAWN was provided to support women through COVID 19 and the period of recovery. Recognsing the increasing and ongoing impact of
COVID 19 and the cost of living crisis on African women and children. 120 women and families have been supported via this grant.