Together for Women and Girls

Help our women and girls take positive steps towards empowerment and opportunity. Together, we challenge inequality, abuse, exploitation and disadvantage in the home, the workplace and the wider community.

We recognise that while many women and girls are able to live safe and enriched lives in our county, this is not the case for everyone. This year, we are working with communities across Norfolk to build a better picture of what life is like for women and girls in Norfolk. Through the Together for Women and Girls programme, we are supporting community groups to carry out research into the hopes and challenges of the women and girls they work with. We are rebuilding our Together for Women and Girls Fund to make sure all women and girls in our county are able to live fulfilled lives, helping Norfolk to Shine Brighter.

Four women stand in a row in front of a counter at The Feed Social Supermarket Cafe. Left to right: Caitlin, Lizzie, Laura, Izzy.
Andrea, manager at The Feed, with Lizzi, Laura and Izzy from Norfolk Community Foundation

As part of the relaunch of the our Together for Women and Girls programme, we are reaching out to women in the county to find out what challenges and barriers they face. Women and girls will have the chance to voice their opinions on topics ranging from health and personal safety to employment and the cost of living. Those who complete the survey also have the chance to win a £25 voucher.

Head of Programmes Laura Wigby said: “The last time we ran a project specifically focusing on women was before the pandemic and a lot has changed since then. We’re keen to hear from women and girls across Norfolk to learn more about the challenges and barriers they face so we can make better decisions about where to target support. Employment was a key issue last time we funded projects, but more recently we have noticed more conversations around personal safety and mental health. We’re determined to understand what will make the biggest difference to women and girls in Norfolk, and ensure people’s donations are used effectively to achieve a bigger impact.”

“While many women and girls in Norfolk do enjoy freedom of choice and the opportunity for success, that is not true for all. Sadly, there is a shortage of funds for addressing the greatest need.”

Claire Cullens, Chief Executive, Norfolk Community Foundation

Help change lives today

Together for Women and Girls brings together people who care about making a difference for women and girls in Norfolk.

The Norfolk Community Foundation team. Laura, Sharon, Tessa, Joanne, Karen, Corrie, Sophie and Lizzi.

If you are an individual wanting to support these efforts, please consider a contribution to the Together for Women and Girls Fund where even modest donations will help make a difference. Donations can be made by completing the donation form on the page, by calling 01603 623958 to make a card payment over the phone or by sending a cheque made payable to Norfolk Community Foundation (referencing ‘Together for Women and Girls’ on the reverse) to Norfolk Community Foundation, 5th Floor St James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN.

If you are an organisation wanting to demonstrate to your staff and clients that your are taking positive action to support women in Norfolk, click here to find out how you can become a corporate member.