The Trust has awarded funds to help establish the Coventry Women's Partnership. The Partnership is a three year city wide programme that aims to improve economic outcomes for women by providing access to skills, training, confidence building, support into employment and help with overcoming barriers.
The partnership is led by FWT, an award winning women only organisation, with 28 years' experience of removing barriers facing women in Coventry, and the Women's Budget Group, who are a network of leading feminist economists, researchers and policy experts committed to achieving a more gender equal future.
The partnership also includes a number of key delivery organisations:
- Coventry Haven - who deliver refuge and outreach services to women and their children
- CRASAC (Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre) - who provide dedicated specialist services to victims and survivors of sexual violence
- Kairos Women Working Together - who aim to increase life chances, choices and the well-being of women caught up in prostitution
- Central England Law Centre - who will provide legal advice and assistance to project beneficiaries
The project will enable all partners to strengthen their delivery across Coventry and develop a holistic programme of support aimed at improving women's financial security.
The Partnership will use a Social Return on Investment (SROI) framework for ongoing monitoring of the outcomes of the project over the three year period.