Funding

Government increases funding for rape and sexual abuse victims

Specialist rape and sexual abuse support services will receive a £800,000 (10%) boost to help more victims across England and Wales under government plans announced on Wednesday 7th November 2018. The additional funding – now totalling £24 million over the next 3 years – will go towards vital services providing advice, support and counselling to help victims cope with and, as far as possible, recover from these devastating crimes.

Funding: Power Up

Comic Relief has launched Power Up, a funding opportunity focused on strengthening women’s and girls’ movements.The aim of this programme is to support a diverse range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives. Comic Relief wants to work with women and girl-led organisations, partnerships, consortia and women’s funds who are supporting women to have collective power, build movements and become change agents. This fund is for women and girl led organisations only. 

#MeToo: UK stars give £1m to sexual harassment victims

Almost exactly a year after the first #MeToo tweet - the Justice and Equality Fund awarded £1,027,699 to seven women's organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. These were the first grants to be awarded from the fund. The next recipients will be announced in November. The Women's Aid Federation in Northern Ireland will receive £200,000 to re-establish a pilot rape crisis service there after a 12-year gap. Other organisations receiving grants include:

Grants of up to £100,000 available through the Justice and Equality Fund’s ‘Now’s the Time’ large grants programme

Now’s the Time is the second programme from the Justice and Equality Fund managed by Rosa. The programme aims to amplify the voices of individuals and groups who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in their workplaces and in their communities.

The Young Women's Trust Awards

Help the Young Women's Trust to recognise all the amazing young women we meet through our work AND all the young women we are still to meet in the UK who overcomechallenges every day to find and stay in work.

You can nominate yourself or a young woman you know for an award by clicking on the buttons below. 
Nominations are open until 1 January 2019. The categories are: 

Funding: The Women's Fund

£500 - £5,000. VCSE. Deadline 1st November 2018. The Women's Fund helps local women in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to overcome disadvantage, support each other and achieve their potential. The fund recognises that women need and want women only services so that they feel safe, supported and confident when confronted by lack of opportunities, discrimination and abuse. It therefore awards grants to voluntary and community groups that run successful women only projects.

Now’s the Time – Rosa small grants programme – closing date 28th Sept

Grants of up to £25,000 available through the Justice and Equality Fund’s ‘Now’s the Time’ small grants programme.

Now’s the Time is the second programme from the Justice and Equality Fund managed by Rosa. The programme aims to amplify the voices of individuals and groups who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in their workplaces and in their communities.

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