The WEST Fund was established in memory of Ros Wall who was instrumental in setting up a range of local and national projects to encourage women and girls to take up careers in non-traditional roles in Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment.

WEST is a voluntary organisation based in Sheffield and run by a group of trustees who have been involved in this area since the 1980s. Every year WEST makes small bursaries to offer practical support to women and girls who are learning or working in a non-traditional role or would like to do start to do this. For the last five years the bursary money has been raised through an annual film night.

Since 2013 WEST has also been working with three partners and other organisations to encourage girls and women in Sheffield to get involved in subjects and careers that they might not usually consider.

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17 Nov 2015

BRILLIANT bursary winners

We are absolutely thrilled to announce not 5…not 6…not 7… but 8 WEST bursary winners this year!

Congratulations to Sophie, Carol, De-lanee, Christie, Chloe, Hafsah, Paula and Phoebe.  Watch their videos and interviews now.

We’ll be launching 2016 WEST bursaries in May so sign up to the WEST eNews for updates (just pop your email address in the Get Updated box on the home page).

Please get in touch if you’d like to give some money towards next year’s bursaries by contacting WEST’s treasurer Jenny Fortune on 0114 225 3516 and


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