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 funds an annual bursary of £1,000 for the Inspiring Young Woman award winner.
The aim is to now allocate funds to a wider audience in this age group. From 2018, The Inspiring Women Association in conjunction with the Foundation will be supporting and funding projects benefitting young women in the area.
The Inspiring Young Women Foundation is administered by Cheshire Community Foundation. Charity number: 1143711