Funding for Barnet charity empowering young women from London’s Orthodox Jewish community

A Barnet charity has received a £77,320 grant for a full-time keyworker supporting young women and girls from London’s Orthodox Jewish community.

Noa Girls received the funding from City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder.

The role will provide dedicated practical and emotional support to girls and young women aged 12-24 years to 2021.

Since it was founded in 2009, Noa Girls has provided practical, emotional and therapeutic support in a safe, caring and non-judgemental environment, to over 288 young women and girls struggling with issues like self-esteem, body image, bullying and mental health.

Its keyworkers build trust, provide practical support, help accessing services and create dependable coping mechanisms through vital one-to-one tailored support.

Alison Gowman, Chair of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust Committee, said:

“Noa Girls is a leading community charity, providing care and support without judgement.

“They are empowering young people to build the confidence and skills they need to lead healthier, happier and more productive lives.

“We are proud to support communities across the capital, together making London a better place to work and live.”

Naomi Lerer, Director of Noa Girls, said:

“We are incredibly excited to have been awarded this grant from the City Bridge Trust.

“The funding will help us support girls and young women from the Orthodox Jewish community who are struggling with difficult home situations, mental health or traumatic life events.

“This grant will help us empower our girls to develop greater emotional resilience to the many challenges they face.

“City Bridge Trust's generosity takes us a step closer to realising our ambition that no girl should struggle alone.”

City Bridge Trust is the funding arm of the City of London Corporation’s charity, Bridge House Estates. It is London’s biggest independent grant giver, making grants of £20 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital.

The Trust has awarded around 7,900 grants totalling over £400 million since it first began in 1995. It helps achieve the City Corporation’s aim of changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners. 


Notes to editors

About the City of London Corporation:

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK.