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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20 Sep 2016

Save the date! (Friday 18 November)

Our annual film night is on Friday 18 November this year – and you are cordially invited.

The film will start at 7pm at Sheffield Hallam University, and you’re invited for drinks and nibbles beforehand too.

We’ve had a bumper year for bursaries, so come along and find out about:

  • 11 WEST bursaries for local women training in trades
  • 12 additional engineering bursaries sponsored via Sheffield Hallam University and industry
  • 2 electrical bursaries sponsored by NICEIC

We are expecting to show an inspiring film – still to be confirmed – so get this date in your diary and more details will follow. Sign up for our enewsletter for more information too.

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