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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04 May 2016

2016 WEST bursaries launched!

We are pleased to launch this year’s WEST bursaries.

If you are a woman (aged 16+) studying or training to work in a male-dominated area of science, technology, engineering or the built environment, then apply now!

  • Bursaries are for up to £500, but more likely to be for less (see last year’s bursary winners for examples)
  • The funding is flexible and can pay for fees, equipment, transport and childcare.
  • Women living in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire are eligible to apply.
  • The deadline is 5pm, Friday 1 July 2016.

Apply now

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