Big Ideas have received a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund to make the project Trailblazers: World War One’s Inspirational Women UK-wide. Groups from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will now be able to join groups in England to explore inspirational women from World War One and their impact on the societies around them. Trailblazers is funded by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

This UK-wide schools-focused project launched 100 years after women gained the right to vote. The First World War was a period of immense change for women, in Britain and across the world. Dr. Elsie Inglis, Sophia Duleep Singh and Millicent Fawcett are just a few of the trailblazers who created change in their societies during the First World War. Groups from across the UK should visit the Trailblazers project page for further information and to find out more about some of the inspirational women included in the free resource pack.

Share who your trailblazer is on social media using the hashtag #Trailblazers.

Find out how to get involved, receive your free Trailblazers resource pack and apply for our expenses scheme by emailing


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