Gateway to Success

The project promoted women's employability through training, policy development, research, networking and information sharing

The Gateway to Success project was funded under the Northern Ireland European Social Fund 2007-2013.

Project activities:

  • Direct and indirect training courses
  • Guidance, support and signposting
  • Job fairs and other events to share information
  • Research projects relevant to women's employability
  • A membership network for economically inactive women
  • Web-based information resources to promote women's training and signpost support and courses

Project Partners

  • Ballynafeigh Community Development Association, South Belfast
  • Churchtown Community Association, Castlederg
  • Cookstown & District Community Association, Mid Ulster
  • Darkley & District Community Association, South Armagh
  • Falls Women's Centre, West Belfast
  • Fermanagh Women's Network, Enniskillen
  • Foyle Women's Information Network, North West
  • Galliagh Women's Group, Derry/Londonderry
  • Kilcooley Women's Centre, Bangor, North Down
  • Lisburn People's Support Project, Antrim/Down
  • Loughgiel Community Association, Ballymena, North Antrim
  • Short Strand Community Forum, East Belfast

Project highlights

  • To reduce economic inactivity among women
  • To reduce long-term unemployment among women
  • To support women in a range of activities, such as skills development, training and networking to access employment
  • To assist women to remain in employment to ensure retention