Meet The Team Marie


My name is Marie Talty, and I’m the new Welfare Benefits Adviser. I have been an adviser most of my working career delivering advice to a front line service in both the public and private sectors. Amongst others, I have previously worked for Citizens Advice, the local authority, local colleges and the DWP. I am trained to deliver level 3 advice in 7 areas; Benefits, Debt, Housing, Consumer, Immigration, Family and Relationships and Employment.

After completing my degree I completed a qualification in education and training and worked as a lecturer in local colleges and adult education centres. But I soon returned to delivering advice as that is where my heart lies. I’ve also worked in Research and Campaigns. I’m a bit of a rebel and protestor! Give me any form of injustice and I’ll be there, frontline, fighting it all the way to the top.

I believe I have a good sense of humour and people find me to be an upbeat, self-motivated team player. I enjoy reading, movies, as long as they’re a good horror or thriller, festivals, gigs, nature, travel, and anything that’s vintage and quirky especially VW Camper Vans. AND music, lots of music, music, music and more music. AND food. I like food!

Lastly, I’ve just moved to Nottingham. A new job and a new place to live. I’ve lived in Scunthorpe most of my life.  And can I just say I love Nottingham, I love the people and I love my new job. Never have I been made to feel so welcome in a working environment. I’m really looking forward to my future and my future working with Nottingham Women’s Centre.

Small Grants Fund 2018 – Open

Gender and Sexual Orientation Partnership Small Grant Fund

We are looking for organisations to work with us on improving the lives of Women, Girls and LGBT+ people in Nottingham. We want small, grassroots organisations to apply for our small grant to do short projects or activities that include at least one of the following:

  1. Addressing Isolation in the LGBT+ community in Nottingham
  • Including support around specific LGBT+ health issues
  • Support around Hate Crime
  1. Providing Safe Physical and Virtual Spaces for women and girls
  • Support communities through providing physical and/or online space, particularly women who face increased social isolation or multiple barriers to inclusion.
  1. Empowering Women and girls
  • Around Hardship and Crisis – this means financial difficulties, or need for support and advice around practical day to day needs.
  • Through group or one to one support or training.
  • Around getting their voices and issues better heard and understood by decision makers.
  • Improving and addressing physical health and wellbeing needs for women and girls.
  1. Providing activities to complement mainstream mental health provision
  • Specialist group or one to one counselling or activities to improve wellbeing.


How to Apply

To apply please contact Joanne on: we will then arrange a meeting where we will discuss your project and talk through the application form. Application forms and more detailed guidance will be provided at this meeting. Grants will be around £500 – £1000

The deadline for applications this round is Friday 21 September.