£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. For the first time grants of up to £5,000 are available but the Foundation does need to see a clear budget breakdown.