FfWG is an educational charity whose objective is to promote ‘the advancement of education and promotion of higher education and wider learning of women graduates’ by providing grants specifically for living expenses to Women during their UK based postgraduate studies, with the aim of positively impacting their future career and our society as a whole.
The Charity is a subsidiary of the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) with which its history is richly entwined. BFWG itself also promotes research by women graduates in the final year of a PhD, or completing postdoctoral research, by the provision of BFWG Scholarships (Academic Awards).
For purposes of registration both as a limited company in England (No. 206171) and as a charity under the Charities Act 1960 (No. 312903), the name BFWG Charitable Foundation has been retained. However, in order to distinguish its work more clearly from that of its parent company, FfWG was registered as the Charity’s Trading Name in 2006.
BFWG, founded in 1907, is a leading Graduate Women’s Organisation in England and Wales. It is part of a large International Graduate Community In a spirit of friendship it brings women of all generations together – locally, nationally and internationally; our vision is to build a better life for women in and through education.Find out more about our connection with BFWG
“The grant I received was extremely necessary. It went towards funding my Cambridge subsistence. My major funding at the time was from South Africa and the Rand had devalued strongly making it difficult for me to make ends meet. Without the grant I would have had to finish my thesis back home, which would not have made life very easy. I was always very fond of my grant for what it represented (I am a gender studies scholar) and because it allowed me to eat!”Dr Natasha Erlank
History, University of Cambridge
Grants, Bursaries & Fellowships
We provide grants, bursaries and fellowships to women graduates to help with living expenses, financial crisis and other areas of their education....