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Charity supports women's enterprise development

The Millin Charity

The Millin Charity has been selected by Gateshead Council to deliver a programme which supports female entrepreneurship in the borough.

The charity was appointed, following a competitive tender process, to design a programme that really works for local women.

Cllr John Adams, Gateshead Council's Cabinet Member for the Economy explained: "Too much female entrepreneurial talent remains untapped, and this is particularly true of Gateshead where we have less than the national average in self-employed women. The council is committed to giving women the support they need to thrive and help to remove the barriers they are known to experience when setting up businesses.

"We need an accessible start-up programme in Gateshead geared specifically to women. I am delighted that The Millin Charity is on board to help us achieve this. They have had previous success with the 'Local Women, Local Enterprise' training and development programme in Gateshead t and I'm excited to see how this new council funded programme is rolled out in the community."  
 

Sarah Miller, CEO of The Millin Charity said: "Our aim is to get women's enterprise firmly on the agenda in Gateshead. We are well placed and positioned to deliver this contract. We have a dedicated female team who have over 30 years' joint experience of working with women supporting them to gain financial independence, increased confidence, skills and knowledge; build their aspirations and start their own business.

"We want to get a thorough understanding of what support mechanisms already exist and what is needed but isn't currently available. We will be consulting with women across the borough and working with local partners from the community and business support sectors over the next year."

The Millin Charity is hosting their first free enterprise event 'Manage and Make Money at Home' at Gateshead Civic Centre in June. An enrolment and assessment session will take place on Monday 11 June from 10am.
 

If you would like to find out more visit The Millin Charity (opens new window) or search LWLEinGateshead on Facebook. 

 

About The Millin Charity

Established in 1999, The Millin Charity works to bring people together, many of whom have experienced being isolated, underrepresented or marginalised in some way, with sources of inspiration, encouragement and help so they can prosper socially and economically.

The Millin Charity
30 May 2018

The Millin Charity has been selected by Gateshead Council to deliver a programme which supports female entrepreneurship in the borough.

The charity was appointed, following a competitive tender process, to design a programme that really works for local women.

Cllr John Adams, Gateshead Council's Cabinet Member for the Economy explained: "Too much female entrepreneurial talent remains untapped, and this is particularly true of Gateshead where we have less than the national average in self-employed women. The council is committed to giving women the support they need to thrive and help to remove the barriers they are known to experience when setting up businesses.

"We need an accessible start-up programme in Gateshead geared specifically to women. I am delighted that The Millin Charity is on board to help us achieve this. They have had previous success with the 'Local Women, Local Enterprise' training and development programme in Gateshead t and I'm excited to see how this new council funded programme is rolled out in the community."  
 

Sarah Miller, CEO of The Millin Charity said: "Our aim is to get women's enterprise firmly on the agenda in Gateshead. We are well placed and positioned to deliver this contract. We have a dedicated female team who have over 30 years' joint experience of working with women supporting them to gain financial independence, increased confidence, skills and knowledge; build their aspirations and start their own business.

"We want to get a thorough understanding of what support mechanisms already exist and what is needed but isn't currently available. We will be consulting with women across the borough and working with local partners from the community and business support sectors over the next year."

The Millin Charity is hosting their first free enterprise event 'Manage and Make Money at Home' at Gateshead Civic Centre in June. An enrolment and assessment session will take place on Monday 11 June from 10am.
 

If you would like to find out more visit The Millin Charity (opens new window) or search LWLEinGateshead on Facebook. 

 

About The Millin Charity

Established in 1999, The Millin Charity works to bring people together, many of whom have experienced being isolated, underrepresented or marginalised in some way, with sources of inspiration, encouragement and help so they can prosper socially and economically.

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