Future Female Society granted £10,000 for programme to help Ipswich women break into creative industries

Kim Trotter, of Future Female Society. Picture: Gregg Brown

Kim Trotter, of Future Female Society. Picture: Gregg Brown - Credit: Archant

Creative young women in Ipswich who want a career in media are invited to take part in a new project designed to improve skills and unlock opportunities.

Future Female Society (FFS), a community interest company, has won £10,000 from the Big Lottery Awards for All fund to launch a programme called, ‘Girls, Where You At?’

The course will run from April to September this year at South Street Studios in Ipswich and is open to women aged 13 to 20.

FFS founder Kim Trotter said she was particularly interested in reaching out to women who may not normally be able to access these kind of opportunities.

“I want to boost the amount of girls going into the creative industries and setting up creative businesses,” she added.

“There’s still a lack of representation in these areas and industries so I would like to see that diversity increased and I would like to see the skills and obvious talents women have to bring to these jobs used because it’s such a waste.

“We will all be richer if we have more of a varied input.”

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Participants will learn how to use music and radio equipment, they will have the chance to put on their own events and take part in workshops with professionals.

Ms Trotter is also searching for women volunteers who can help with the scheme.

Anyone who is interested should contact kim@futurefemalesociety.org, 07498739459 or 01473 852552.