Comic Relief funding: Tackling violence against women and girls

Comic Relief has announced the launch of a £4 million grant initiative to support organisations that are working to end violence and abuse experienced by women and girls across the UK. The application phase will run from 17 April to midday, 2 July 2018. The initiative is funded by Comic Relief with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with government funds raised through the Tampon Tax.

Big Lottery Fund - Reaching Communities (Grant - England)

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that its Reaching Communities Programme has re-opened for applications. Reaching Communities provide grants of over £10,000 to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need, including hard to reach communities. Grants will be available for projects that address one or more of the following outcomes:

Vote for local project in Nat West Skills and Opportunities Fund

NEWN member the MIllin Charity has been nominated for an award from Nat West Skills and Opportunities Fund. To find out more about the Fund and to cast your vote in the process visit

For more aboit the Millin Charity's women's enterprise support visit


Funding: County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund

The Police, Crime & Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC), in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), is making available a grants fund to support the community and voluntary sector of County Durham and Darlington. The Community Safety Fund will support projects and initiatives that help keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence.

Women and girls projects that will benefit from £15 million Tampon Tax Fund – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Wide range of projects benefiting women and girls to receive funding over next two years

Thousands of women from across the UK will benefit from £15 million from the latest round of the Tampon Tax Fund, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.

Rosa launch Equality and Justice Fund

Rosa, the only UK-Wide Fund for Women and Girls, has launched the new Justice and Equality Fund, which they will host and manage. Inspired by the phenomenal #metoo campaign and TIME’S UP movement, this initiative is being launched by a group of women in the entertainment industry, in collaboration with women’s organisations and activists in the UK. Research shows that over half of women in the UK have experienced sexual harassment at work, and this reflects cultural and systemic problems that need bold solutions.

Funding: Garfield Weston Foundation

To celebrate their 60th anniversary, the Garfield Weston Foundation has announced a grants scheme offering £5 to smaller charities to provide new, or improve existing, community facilities. The Anniversary Fund will consider funding the entirety of a project, or help to complete your fundraising, with grants ranging from £30,000 to £150,000. Applications open from 5th January to 30th June 2018. 


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