In June 2023 the Education and Charity Committee supported an application from the Spill Festival and awarded a grant of £1,000 to support the Shefarers of Ipswich project. The objectives of the project were:
- Profiling and advocating for local women in the maritime sector
- Forging new local networks for women living and working on the water
- Seeding new mentoring relationships and employment pathways for young women considering maritime careers
A short evaluation report on Shefarers of Ipswich can be found here.