The Girls’ Network
The Girls’ Network (TGN) connects girls from the least advantaged communities in England with a mentor and a network of female role models, focusing on developing girls’ knowledge, skills and confidence by providing opportunities they would otherwise not have access to. The programme matches girls with mentors who meet one on one at least monthly over one year with a range of sessions including job application skills, building confidence, public speaking and communications. From a pilot of 30 girls in 2013, TGN has grown to support 276 mentees and has built a network of 1,000 previous participants and mentors. In the last full year, TGN has reported that 95% of the girls grew in resilience, 88% increased key communications skills and 90% increased confidence. Alongside this, 150 work placements were arranged as well as 15,500 hours of volunteering. To be able to achieve their national scaling ambitions TGN have identified the need for a specialist Communications Officer which will be funded by The Fore.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2018 Spring
Location: Throughout the UK
Sector: Women and girls, Poverty and disadvantage, Economic development and employability