Fire and Wire: NYA and Platform Thirty1 win funding from Spirit of 2012 and #iwill

20 Feb 2018

NYA and partners Platform Thirty1 have been awarded development funding from the Spirit of 2012 and the #iwill fund for their Fire and Wire project.

The Fire and Wire project will work with girls and young women in former mining communities. They will be taught the basics of neuroscience, develop an understanding of how their brains work and how best they can utilise their physiology and psychology. The project will also equip participants with leadership and creative skills, helping them develop their own projects for change at both an individual and community level.

Katy, NYA’s Assistant Director of Operations, said “Every girl should know their worth and that they are valued for their individuality, Our Fire and Wire project will support practitioners to enable young women to belong, develop and thrive in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK and we are extremely excited to get started.”

The funding will be used to further develop the project with an aim to win a further grant of up to £1.8m.

Read more about the award here