Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, has announced that they have invested £598,021 in 38 projects across the UK through the first round of the Woman to Woman fund.
This fund, supported by the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’, will support groups that work with women and girls from disadvantaged communities or in disadvantaged areas in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Grants include £20,000 to Liverpool Girl Geeks for a teen tech Academy, which will enable the organisation to deliver three more iterations of the Academy during 2017 and 2018, in partnership with FACT, the Coop and LJMU. The Academy has already been tested during a 8 week pilot in October 2016, when 15 girls aged between 11-17 learnt how to code.
This video was submitted as part of the grant, featuring two of the girls who attended the first edition of the Academy:
Girls can apply to attend the next iteration of the Academy now, applications close on Friday 14th April. Visit the Academy webpage to find out more.