IGG wins €8.5k to develop Cookie Project!

We are thrilled to have been selected by the Ulster Bank Skills & Opportunities Fund to receive €8,500 to develop our Cookie Project next year!

The funding will be used to broaden our product range and create packaging for the new cookies, made by Alison Cowzer’s East Coast Bakehouse, for the girls to sell at local level.

The newly-designed marketing materials will enable our members to reach a broader audience to sell their products. In doing so, they will increase their financial skills and earn their Cookie Badge.

“We’re very excited to win the Skills and Opportunities Fund,” says IGG Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon. “We can’t wait to begin designing our new promotional materials and further grow the IGG Cookie Project.”

The Cookie Project is designed to create entrepreneur opportunities for girls and women in IGG and provide them with a chance to develop their financial skills while also raising funds for their unit’s educational activities.

“It is a youth-led initiative and girls develop four key business skills – teamwork, goal-setting, money management, communication – earning a badge for their efforts, as well as a share of the profits for their Unit,” says Helen.