Funding

Women First Fund - Smallwood Trust - Deadline 04/03/2019

We are inviting applications for projects that demonstrate good practice in achieving outcomes for women on low incomes by building their skills, confidence and aspirations to enable them to enter into employment. 

The fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have projects that support our mission of enabling women to become financially resilient. Please note, we are looking to fund existing projects that show evidence of good practice.

In this funding round we are prioritising applications from:

Greater Manchester

Female Offenders Funding Expression of Interest - deadline now!

The Ministry of Justice is offering up to £650,000 in resource funding for 2018/19 for investment in female offender services. Expressions of Interests are invited for projects which could benefit from a resource funding grant, and which meet the funding criteria. Projects must be aligned with, and further the aims of, the female offender strategy, and you need approval from your National Probation Service’s Divisional Director.

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.

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