Projects announced for the City Funding Network event!
The first CFN event of 2016 promises to be an inspiring evening. Hosted at CMS Cameron McKenna by the former Lord Mayor Dame Fiona Woolf on the 25th April, we’ll be inviting three projects championing equality and diversity to come and pitch for funding. The three projects that will pitch for your support have been selected, and we spoke to each one to see how they’re feeling about the event:
TAGS is a provider of body positive spaces for swimming for the transgender and gender non-conforming community. Roberta Francis, who founded TAGS in 2014, said ‘I am very excited about pitching the TAGS project to show those outside the transgender community how our project has developed and how important body positive spaces are for those in the transgender community. I will be sharing the many positive stories that have been shared by our service users, and how we will be developing safe spaces despite the constant battle transgender people face in order to be accepted in heteronormative public spaces.’ Follow TAGS on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Mazi Mas is a restaurant and catering enterprise empowering migrant and refugee women to fulfil their social and economic potential through their love of cooking. Niki Kopcke will be presenting on behalf of Mazi Mas, and she said ‘I’m thrilled to have been selected to pitch at CFN. It’s an amazing opportunity to share the story of Mazi Mas and the incredible women we work with, and I hope my passion will inspire the audience to support the creation of vital opportunities for migrant and refugee women in the UK.’ Find out more about Mazi Mas by following them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
HERA provides entrepreneurship training and professional mentoring to female survivors of trafficking, violence, exploitation and conflict. Pitching for your support will be Luciana Téllez Chávez, who said ‘we are genuinely thrilled to have the opportunity to pitch at CFN’s event. HERA’s mission is to enable women survivors of traumatic experiences to become economically independent through training and mentoring by engaging the finest talent in business and academia in our programme. We hope this event will allow us to reach a new audience of supporters in the business world and perhaps even inspire some to join or professional mentoring programme to share their expertise with survivors.’ To find more information about HERA, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
To come along and support these three innovative projects, book your ticket now!