The Women’s Fund was established in 1999 by Dame Margaret Barbour, with an initial donation of £250,000 from the Barbour Trust. Dame Margaret had a vision that the Fund would be a collective pool for women to support other women in our region.
The fund supports women-only projects throughout Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. In response to the difficult times in the sector when women's services are under financial pressure, we are seeking to increase the Fund by a further £300,000 over 5 years so that we can support more women to achieve their potential now and in the future. Anyone can donate to the fund whether it’s a gift of £5 or £500,000. Together we can make a difference to the lives of women in our region.