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Local organisation awarded funding for a new mentoring and development project for women across Lichfield and Burntwood

 

Jan 2019

 

Lichfield based Community Interest Company Broken Light Bulb has secured funding for a new mentoring and development project for women across Lichfield District this year. The money has been awarded by Staffordshire Community Foundation and the Tampon Tax Community Fund – which allocates money generated from the VAT paid on sanitary products to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

 

Broken Light Bulb CIC is a female led, grass roots community organisation with a focus on developing opportunities for women and all minority groups. This new project will deliver a series of face-to-face group sessions giving training, coaching and advice from professionals and experts and aims to provide opportunities and experiences that will have a real and positive impact on those who take part.

 

Mary Jolley of Broken Light Bulb CIC says ‘We are so pleased to have secured this funding to help us deliver a programme that will make a real difference to the lives of women across Lichfield and Burntwood. We have strong track records in providing expert mentoring, advice and training to organisations, but this funding will allow us to share this knowledge with women from our local community who ordinarily face barriers to access.’