Investment theme: Building social networks
to contribute towards the cost of running an International Women's Day celebration event.
Amount awarded: £2000
The grant will contribute towards the cost of an event to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), and subsequent sessions on a similar topic. IWD takes place on 8th March and BCT propose to run a day of events and talks looking at the role of women in society. It would also include a screening of the suffragette film, March. There would be an opportunity for women from different cultures and backgrounds to participate and share stories and memories from their lives, as well as the opportunity for the local secondary school to be involved. The event will run with the support of Glasgow Women’s Library and would form the launch of a regular women’s group, with costs included for the group to meet once a month for the year ahead. BCT have a track record of fundraising and generating income, and would hope to continue the regular meetings of the group through other funds.