Increasing democracy for young women with the Labour Party NEC Development Fund

We are extremely grateful to the Labour Party NEC Development Fund 2018 members for a very generous donation of £3,000 towards Durham Women’s Gala.  

The money is granted is from the Diversity and Democracy category of the NEC fund. Our aim is to encourage two specific groups of disenfranchised young women to register to vote and become involved in the Labour and Trade Union movement wherever possible. The groups we will be working with are young care leavers and women from minority ethnic groups.

Thanks to this donation we are developing an effective educational resource to use at the Durham Women’s Gala on Sat 30 March. It is our intention to leave a legacy of resources that will be used after the event.

We would like to thank the County Durham MPs, Labour MEPs and the leader of Durham County Council who supported our application.

The Friends of the Women’s Gala Ltd would like to thank you all for a major boost to our 2018 Durham Women’s Gala celebrating 100 years of votes for women.Votes_For_Women poster suffragette