Young Women's Trust

Young Women's Trust

Charity information

Young Women's Trust

We are a small, dynamic charity that aims to improve lifelong opportunities for young women aged 16-30 by addressing the poverty, inequality and discrimination that many of them face.

Founded 1855

  • Mission statement

    We are particularly concerned about young women who have few or no qualifications; are unemployed or in precarious or insecure employment; and are on very low or no pay.

    We have a proud history, having been founded over 150 years ago as YWCA England & Wales, but we have evolved and we now have a new focus and an innovative approach.

    Our vision is of a society which respects and listens to young women, actively encourages their self-confidence and where they have the opportunity to be financially independent and participate fully.

    Our aims are to:

    ◾Demonstrate the reality of young women’s lives
    ◾Show what works to make a difference
    ◾Develop and test new ways of supporting young women
    ◾Find and promote good practice and good policy
    ◾Gather the views and voices of young women and support them in being heard where it matters

    We will achieve this by:

    ◾Delivering evidence based campaigns to influence policy, practice and public attitudes
    ◾Developing and testing new ways of providing information, advice and support to young women

    We will achieve this by:
    ◾Delivering evidence based campaigns to influence policy, practice and public attitudes
    ◾Developing and testing new ways of providing information, advice and support to young women.

  • Aims

    Young Women's Trust aims to:

    • Demonstrate the reality of young women’s lives.
    • Show what works to make a difference.
    • Develop and test new ways of supporting young women.
    • Find and promote good practice and good policy.
    • Gather the views and voices of young women and support them in being heard where it matters.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1855

    Registered Charity Number: 217868

    Full time staff: 70

    Part time staff: 69

    Volunteers: 120

    Phone number: 0207 250 8361

    Address: CAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road London E11 4EG

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