This International Women's Day there's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

#PressforProgress campaign

At Nova, we are supporting the #PressforProgress International Women's Day 2018 campaign. Staff have contributed their ideas as to how we can #PressforProgress to ensure a more inclusive, gender neutral world. 

For more information on the theme of this year's International Women's day - #PressforProgress please visit the International Women's Day website.

Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

The grant scheme has two types of funds:

  1. Approximately 150 Small Grants between £300 - £2,000 for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018.
  2. Up to 30 Large Grants between £2,000 - £125,000. These will fund projects that increase the understanding of, and engagement with, democracy, and encourage women to participate in public life. There will be two bidding rounds during 2018.

Both funds are open to organisations and activity in England only. Each of the devolved administrations has been provided additional funding to celebrate the centenary in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and are making their own arrangements.

Round 2 of the fund is due to open on 15 March 2018. The deadline for Round 2 applications is 18 May 2018.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the Women's Vote Centenary Fund website

Forgotten Women of Wakefield Project

In the centenary year since some women in our country were given the right to vote, a group of people have decided to profile the remarkable Wakefield females who have not only shaped our city but whose achievements have impacted on the nation. During the next few weeks, The Wakefield Express will partner with members of the Forgotten Women of Wakefield project, to tell the stories of some of the city’s most inspirational women. 

You can find out more about the Forgotten Women of Wakefield Project by watching this YouTube video.

Read this article on the Wakefield Express website to find out more inspirational stories on the Forgotten Women of Wakefield.