Funding for projects that get girls and women moving

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations, schools, voluntary or community clubs, registered charities or community interest companies for projects that get girls and women active.

This fund aims to support women aged 16+ to get active by offering National Lottery grants to local projects that will contribute to overcoming the barriers some women face in getting active: from a lack of opportunities offered in their local area, to cost and availability of childcare.

Talking About UK Poverty Toolkit

We’ve taken the launch of our new UK Poverty report as an opportunity to release a new edition of our Talking About Poverty toolkit. This straightforward guide gives you the key messages from our latest content and findings and is designed to support you – our friends and allies campaigning to turn the tide on UK poverty – to prepare a quality response, tell a well-framed story on the issues you’re concerned about, and join us to call for action. Together, we can be a collective voice for change that’s impossible to ignore.

 

What Next for Activate

The Activate Team plan to follow up on their North East launch events in Middlesbrough and Newcastle. 

"We hope the events provided you with a source of energy - energy that we’d love for you to channel into Activate! Help us champion female community activists to stand for office. Help us renew politics so that it is more reflective of the society we live in. It is time! Here are the things you can do to help:

UK Somalis 'racially profiled' over FGM

Parents are wrongly being arrested and having their children taken into care due to the stigma around female genital mutilation (FGM), members of the UK Somali community have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. They say figures suggesting tens of thousands of girls are at risk in the UK are inaccurate.

"Social services with the police came to the house, removed our children and arrested my wife. We didn't know what the allegations were - nobody said anything, nobody asked us anything, it was just really a shock," said Yusef - not his real name.

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