Future Female Society: Combatting Isolation, Raising Aspiration

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Thanks to a donation from our Community Cares Fund, Future Female Society in Ipswich are helping women find new connections and rebuild their lives.

Future Female Society is an Ipswich-based charity with a mission to close the gap in inequalities for women and girls.

Through mentoring, skills development and community projects, the team at Future Female Society help women and girls to build their confidence and reach their full potential.

And, thanks to a donation of £4,800 from our Community Cares Fund, the team will be able to support even more women and girls at their More Than Mum coffee mornings and their Happiness Brunches.

Both groups offer peer support to individuals facing a variety of personal challenges. Becoming a parent can feel isolating at first, so the monthly More Than Mum offers support, companionship and guidance to mothers facing the many challenges that parenthood can present. Some mothers may have experienced domestic violence or mental health issues, and the team are able to signpost individuals to other local organisations who may be able to help.

The Happiness Brunches support migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women. Finding themselves in new, unfamiliar surroundings can have a major impact on self-confidence and aspiration, but by regularly bringing the women together to share about their experiences, discuss their new hopes and make connections, the women are supported as they become part of the fabric of their new community.

Kim Trotter, Founder and CEO of Future Female Society said:

‘This grant will help us to continue to combat isolation, raise aspiration and give the women we work with the opportunity to access vital information that they need to live fulfilled and happy lives.’

If you’d like to find out more about Future Female Society, take a look at their website here.

Our Community Cares Fund is generously supported by donations from our members and customers, and you can help! Discover how you can help more amazing things happen here.