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Today, the Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, announced that the government will be launching a new fund to help support marginalised women return to work.
In the UK, around 1.8 million women are currently economically inactive because they are caring for their home or family, this is more than eight times the number of men in that position. The new £500,000 fund will help start up innovative programmes to help marginalised women return to work through training, refreshing skills and facilitating work placements. However, grants will only go to organisations who can demonstrate direct relationships with employers who can offer jobs opportunities.
The funding will support vulnerable people who struggle to return to work, such as: