The Inspiring Young Women Foundation
The Inspiring Young Women Awards came of age in 2010 after 18 years of celebrating amazing female achievement. To mark the anniversary, its founder Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy launched The Inspiring Young Women Foundation to support the winners of The Inspiring Young Women Award.
The Award, which is open to 16-25-year-olds, hopes to inspire the next generation by recognising those young women who have beaten the odds to achieve their dream; been inspirational to others; set up businesses or are overcoming obstacles to pursue their career. Initially, The Foundation will fund an annual bursary of £1,000 for the Inspiring Young Woman award winner. The future aim is to allocate funds to a wider audience in this age group once funds have reached sustainable levels. It is hoped the first non-award winner bursary will be made in 2016.
The Inspiring Women Association has been set up to support projects in the region involving young women in the 16-25 age group. In 2014/2015 the Association mentored a group of young women in education in partnership with sponsors; New Charter Housing.
The Inspiring Young Women Foundation is administered by Cheshire Community Foundation. Charity number: 1143711
The Inspiring Young Women award winners
Jenny Mullinder 2016 Inspiring Young Woman Winner Jenny has been described as an inspiring, strong resilient young woman who has overcome many obstacles to be the successful person she is today. Having had experience of [...]
Tasha Coates 2015 Inspiring Young Woman Winner The Gymnast allergic to exercise. Imagine your world being turned completely upside down in one day. Imagine if everything you touch, smell or ate could potentially kill you, [...]
Joanne Lee 2014 Inspiring Young Woman Winner After leaving care, Joanne has continued to work closely with key decision makers to ensure that other looked after children and care leavers are supported effectively. She is [...]
Kirsty Ashton MBE 2013 Inspiring Young Woman Winner In 2012, Kirsty was the youngest person to ever receive an MBE. A remarkable honour for a remarkable girl. At the age of 8, Kirsty went on [...]
Charlotte Carbery-Evans 2012 Inspiring Young Woman Winner Charlotte is a care leaver in Salford who has shown remarkable determination and commitment in helping out other young people in the Salford area, despite a difficult and [...]
Shaneice Roberts, Steff Needham and Cat Jones from Us Unltd, Flint 2011 Inspiring Young Woman Winners This year’s recipients are three girls who have turned their own experiences of homelessness into a business, helping those [...]
Fajer Rabia 2010 Inspiring Young Woman Winner At 25 Fajer has accomplished a staggering amount in the last seven years and doesn't plan on stopping any time soon! She arrived in Manchester aged 18, [...]
“Since the awards, I have been in and out of the hospital and Intensive Care many times. However I am still blogging, still reaching out and still helping to a positive impact in other people’s lives. Things a have been really tough for me but it’s things like the aware that help me push through and keep going. The grant money was spent on stripping out the spare room and making it my new Tasha friendly room! Everything in it is hypoallergenic, with wood floors and sterile areas for medication. It’s purple with inspiring quotes all over the walls and it is the perfect place for me to rest and relax safely. Plus my old bedroom is now my lounge with an Xbox and a sofa bed so I can spend time with my friends in a safe environment.”
Tasha Coates, 2015 Inspiring Young Women Award winner.
A range of sponsorship opportunities is available which provide ideal vehicles to promote interest to the strong business community in the region, targeting a largely senior business and professional female base. To discuss the opportunities and benefits available of sponsorship contact firstname.lastname@example.org