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Women for Election crowdfunding launch, 2017. Picture: Kinlan Photography.

UPDATE: We won’t be accepting applications after Monday August 27th. Due to the high number of applications we received over the past few months, we will try to reply to all applicants by August 31st.

Women for Election is proud to open applications for our scholarship programme. Successful applicants will secure a free place on our acclaimed INSPIRE training course. These scholarships are open to any women normally resident in Ireland. 

Women For Election will be running four of our flagship INSPIRE training days this year – 2 coming up in June and then two in the Autumn.

  • 9th June Dublin
  • 23rd June Cork
  • 22nd September Dublin
  • 20th October Galway

Each training programme will give women expert training in communications and campaign strategy, as well as discussing confidence building and resilience.

Women For Election will provide 25 scholarship places on our Inspire training in 2018. Eligible applicants must be 18 years of age and normally resident in Ireland.

The scholarship programme is possible thanks to the Department of Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. In our selection process, we will focus on individuals who could not otherwise access our training programmes. In training women to run for election, we want to help them feel empowered and confident about their ability to be a force for change.

Apply today to the email address below outlining why you are applying. Make sure you include examples of any political or activist work, big or small, you have been or are involved in. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Contact us at hello@womenforelection.ie with SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line and mention which training location suits you best – Dublin, Cork, Galway.

Women for Election is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is of an Ireland with balanced participation of women and men in political life.  Our mission is to inspire and equip women to succeed in politics. We do this by training women to enter public life, giving them practical skills and tools to help them navigate a career in politics. We believe that for fairness and balance, we need to see #MoreWomen in politics.

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Looking to use social media more effectively? Our next training will take you through:

🟠 how to design a social media campaign
🟠 choosing the right platform(s)
🟠 tools for creating social media content
🟠 tips for getting ahead

Weds @ 11am. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y3vHFmzGSESCgEG15P571w

Our next virtual training will take you through everything you need to know about using social media for political campaigning and how to manage your campaign online.

Weds, June 3rd @ 11am. Sign up here: http://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y3vHFmzGSESCgEG15P571w

Great conversation through @women4election with @SenLynnRuane. I gained a lot. Not just information, but also a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by women. #Time4Change https://twitter.com/women4election/status/1265948619238191110

Huge thank you to @SenLynnRuane and @alisonoconn for the insightful, thought-provoking and inspiring conversation this morning. And to everyone who joined us!

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