Investment theme: Building skills and confidence
to contribute towards the cost of running 8 workshops.
Amount awarded: £1998
The grant will contribute towards the cost of delivering eight workshops between January and March to engage an estimated 48 women of all ages from Torry and Woodside- designated regeneration areas in Aberdeen- to develop their skills as they research a Women Making History project, to find out about local women who have made history and contributed to the development of each area. This project will be carried out as part of a continuing partnership with Glasgow Women’s Library and Aberdeen City Council Library Services, who have granted full access to the City Archives. The project will aim to develop the participant’s skills in such areas as working together, communication, problem solving, IT, research skills and confidence building. It is hoped that the women will mount a display in their local libraries at the end of the research period. Total cost of the project is £8,000 and the applicants have currently sourced £5,000 from Aberdeen City Council and £1,000 from the Voluntary Action Community Fund. An award would fund the time and travel costs for a tutor from the Glasgow Women’s Library, (£1,463) and dependents and childcare costs for participants, (£535.)