Grimsby Institute students supported by Futures for Women graduate

In 2021 the Trustees of Futures for Women decided to award several grants to disadvantaged women studying further education courses at Grimsby Institute. The Institute was selected in memory of our founder, Jessie Boucherett, who grew up in Lincolnshire and whose grandfather had been Mayor of the town. Grimsby is also in an area of social deprivation.

The nine women we selected to support were all looking to improve their lives by studying courses such as hairdressing, health and social care or painting and decorating. The grants awarded by Futures for Women helped them to purchase items such as laptops or the tools required for their course.

In summer 2022 all of the women graduated from their chosen course. Six of the students decided to further their education by enrolling on the next level course and three of the women are now looking for employment. Feedback comments include:

“I’d like to say the bursary was so much help for me. I managed to have all the same tools as the other girls and always felt like I was the same as them, rather than the person who struggled. I feel very thankful for this scheme. I’m now qualified and hoping to be self-employed in the near future. Without the help you gave me I wouldn’t feel so positive as I do now about my working future. Thank you so much!”

We would like to send our best wishes to all of the Grimsby Institute students supported by Futures for Women for their future endeavours.

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