About Us

Futures for Women is a registered charity (No. 313700) formerly known as the Society for Promoting the Training of Women.

Our charity was established in 1859 by suffragist Jessie Boucherett to encourage women towards economic independence through employment and this objective still underpins our activities today.  Please visit our History page to find out how our charity has developed over the past 160 years. 

Interest-free loan programme

Interest-free loans of up to £1000 are available to women studying a post-graduate degree or a professional training course which will lead to their desired career. This programme is now open, and successful applicants will be awarded in September 2024. Please follow the link below to apply: 


Applications close on 19th July 2024.

Partnership working 

To achieve our aims of supporting women into work we also undertake partnership projects with other charities.  Please visit this page to read about our partnership working during 2023 to 2024.   We regularly review which charities we work with, so please contact our Administrator if you represent a charity with similar aims to ours.  

Olivia 2024 – Rugby College Learner

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