"Receiving a bursary made me feel part of the community before I even arrived." Eleanor
Give what you can. Take what you need
Women in Power CIC is a not-for-profit organisation, which ensures that the costs of running and attending the initiation are kept to a minimum. However, our fee is still beyond the reach of many women. We believe an opportunity as special as this should be open to as many women as possible, regardless of their financial situation.
The Women in Power Bursary Group was created to offer grants to women who need financial support to help cover the cost of the initiation. Our job is to encourage and facilitate fundraising within our community and to allocate the funds raised prudently and with great care to support women who apply.
How can I help?
We invite you to support our cause, which makes an important and lasting impact on women’s lives. Maybe you have time and no money. Maybe you have money and no time. We welcome it all.
The Bursary Group aims to support one main fundraising event each year. Previous events have included a 10k Wild Run, a fire walk and the production of a CD. We invite you to get in touch if you want to be part of organising something which has the potential to bring people together to generate income.
On Sunday 3rd November 2019, 17 women from our community teamed up to enter the Wolf Run 10k Mud Run in a brave and challenging effort to raise money for our Bursary Fund. This time, in honour and in memory of our dear friend Jayne Blackman, we gave 50% of the money raised to MIND, the mental health charity. Take a look at the fundraiser page.. Thank you for your each and every donation, big or small. Read about our wonderful runners on our blog page.
We also invite you to dream up your own events – large or small – and to go ahead and organise them yourself. Any amount of money you could raise would be gratefully received. Recently, one woman sold some unwanted clothes and sent the proceeds to us via bank transfer - this kind of initiative is brilliant for us, as there are no costs involved and we are able to use all the funds received to support women to access this work.
Complex, simple, quirky, wildly ambitious, edible, sellable, giftable, relaxing, inspiring, quick or slow... Whatever ideas you have, talk to us. We can’t make it all happen, but we can support you in making it happen.
Contact us with your ideas.
How the bursary process works
How do I apply?
Applications are only open to women who have been offered a place on the initiation.
You will be asked in the course of registration whether or not you wish to apply for a bursary. If you indicate that you do wish to apply, we will send you an application form.
We invite you to support a cause which makes an important and lasting impact on women’s lives. Maybe you have time and no money. Maybe you have money and no time. We welcome it all. You can donate at any time.