Stopcocks National Register of Tradeswomen

by Hattie Hasan MBE in Todmorden, England, United Kingdom


raised in 209 days



To empower vulnerable women by helping them gain access to skilled tradeswomen to increase their safety at home through a Register & School

by Hattie Hasan MBE in Todmorden, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Begin the set up of a school for tradeswomen.

Create a Trust, where women can access grants/bursaries to empower them to access training, apprenticeships and employment in trades


COVID 19 has brought the plight of victims of domestic violence to the headlines as women and children have been locked down with their abusers. I have been working with and for women for 30 years as a plumber/heating engineer and have heard these stories 1st hand and have personal experience. It has been a dream of mine (Hattie Hasan MBE) for many years to create something that will be a lasting and sustainable way to help empower women who find themselves in violent and dangerous situations. Learning a trade not only gives women a very useful skill, but it also gives a sense of pride, and adds to their ability to earn money and lift themselves and their children out of the situation they find themselves in. 

For many organisations working with vulnerable women it is often very difficult for them to find tradeswomen to carry out maintenance tasks. This often results in having to evacuate properties while the work is done by tradesmen. This displacement adds to stress and vulnerability felt by women and children. The National Register will serve many purposes. First to be able to have a 'One Stop Shop' for all trades, making it easy to find tradeswomen to carry out works in women’s homes and in refuges, but then to use profits to create a 'School for Tradeswomen' and a Trust Fund. 

When women see women empowered and strong, they will feel that working in skilled trades is within their grasp, especially if they can access finance to train in a safe and supportive environment. This is how we’re going to create sustainable change.

We're going to use the crowdfund to help us get going quickly. It will pay for an easy to use website and secure portal where the tradeswomen will be fully verified.

Let's make 'Stopcocks National Register of Tradeswomen' happen

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