2022 was the inaugural year for Another Way Women's Foundation (AWWF)... and it was one of listening and learning for our team as we entered the grant-giving charity world as newbies!
After the initial focus on getting the charity set-up, marketing, processes and application procedure in place, the Trustees were eager to ensure we recruited a volunteer Steering Group that reflected a broad cross-section of the communities that we are looking to support.
Then, with all that in place, it was time to start finding worthy partners to fund... which we most definitely did!
Starting small for Year 1, we awarded nine grants in 2022 to charity partners delivering services and projects aimed at women's advancement and well-being. We worked alongside and supported some truly inspirational people and organisations, and have been humbled by what has been achieved so far – positively touching over 300 women’s lives in our first year through our AMAZING partners – thank you to each and everyone involved:
The Network of International Women of Brighton & Hove, Brighton Women's Centre, Survivors' Network, Rise UK, Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, The Community Hub and The Hunger Project UK. We also have nothing but admiration for the strength, resilience and courage of the women who have received help via the organisations and initiatives we have supported.
All in all, it has been a rewarding and inspirational first year… and we are excited to see what 2023 brings!
A summary of our first year in brief is outlined in our 2022 newsletter.