Community Foundation wins award for support of women

The Community Foundation for Lancashire has been named Women’s Support Group of the Year at the English Women’s Awards (North) 2019.

The honour is in recognition of the organisation's Lancashire Women’s Fund, which was launched last year - 100 years after women were first given the right to vote - and has benefited hundreds of women across the county.

The fund has already raised £70,000 which has been distributed to small grassroots charities and community groups providing services for women of all ages and backgrounds facing issues such as domestic violence and abuse, mental health and wellbeing, confidence, aspiration, self-belief and resilience and social isolation.

The Community Foundation’s chief executive Rae Brooke said: “Our Women’s Fund has already made a tremendous difference, realising its mission to help women feel safe, empowered and confident when confronted by abuse, isolation, discrimination or a lack of opportunities and support.

“With other finalists in our category carrying out amazing work to further women’s causes, we are thrilled to have been selected as the winner of the Women’s Support Group of the Year.

“It’s a wonderful endorsement for the service and support we’ve delivered, and will continue to deliver for women and young girls. We are committed to achieving our ambition of raising £1m for the Lancashire Women’s Fund in the coming years.”

We are committed to achieving our ambition of raising £1m for the Lancashire Women’s Fund

The Community Foundation for Lancashire specialises in fund development for businesses, individuals and families seeking to invest in charitable causes.