Many Sisters Project
Many Sisters is an exciting new project that aims to build financial resilience and create a unique community space for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women within local communities.
The project is run by a small team of five women who work within our wider Community Investment team to provide support services for at least 300 BAMER women, many of whom live in London’s most deprived areas.
In July 2019, Many Sisters was given enough funding to make this project happen, through a funder with a focus on East London – specifically the Boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.
Alice Webster, Community Investment Services Manager, said: “Having the funding to set up the Many Sisters project, is fantastic news, as it will enable us to build on the amazing work already performed by the Community Investment Team.
“Our aim with the Many Sisters project is to provide support and intervention to prepare women for difficult financial life shocks, such as a change in benefits or unexpected bills, and prevent these from having the serious impact they so often do.
“The project is due to get going in January 2020, but we are excited to announce that Many Sisters have already started to listen and engage with BAMER women in our local communities and have already started holding a range of fun, capacity building activities – including a four-week ‘cooking on a budget’ course on an estate in Tower Hamlets.
“The feedback so far has been amazing, and the Many Sisters Team can’t wait for what 2020 has to bring!”
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