£19 million fund to support victims of domestic abuse

Almost £19 million of funding to expand support for survivors of domestic abuse services across England has been launched by the Secretary of State for Communities. Councils working in partnership with charities and other organisations will be able to bid for a share of funding to support survivors of domestic abuse. This will be available for a wide range of services to help survivors rebuild their lives; including the provision of refuge beds, education, and employment and life skills training.

Women First Virtual Launch

On the 21st May the Women First partnership will be holding a Virtual Launch.  Please head to Facebook and Twitter and follow @WomenFirstPart1 on either, to help spread the word in the lead up to the event. 

Women First is a partnership of 21 women’s organisations, established to bring about sustainability through collaboration, innovation and enterprise. Our vision is of thriving local, independent and holistic women led services and empowered women and girls who are able to make changes in their lives and have their voice heard. 

18 May 2018 23.59 ~ Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme – Round 2 of Small Grants Fund – application deadline

Round 2 of Large Grants Fund will be open from 26 April 2018.

  • It will be for projects between £2,000 and £65,000.

About the Grant Scheme

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

The grant scheme has two types of funds:

PCC Commissioners Community Fund 2018/19

Up to £2,000. VCSE. Deadline 20th May 2018. Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities across Northumbria have again been invited to apply for money from Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC’s Community Fund. The fund is available for activities or projects supporting key priorities in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan specifically:

  • Reducing anti-social behaviour

  • Promoting crime prevention

  • Building community confidence

Churchill Fellowships - now open for applications

  • Keen to explore new ideas overseas for inspiring change in the UK? Apply for a @wcmtuk Fellowship. Travel research grants now open to all UK citizens aged 18+ (link to
  • Inspired by overseas practice in your profession? Apply for a @wcmtuk Fellowship. Travel research grants now open to all UK citizens aged 18+ (link to


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