Women and economy

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.

WRC consultation on proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act 2004

The UK Government is currently consulting on proposed reforms to The Gender Recognition Act (GRA) 2004.

Women's Resource Centre (WRC) is therefore seeking the views of its members in order to respond to the Government’s consultation on reforming the process of changing an individual’s legal gender, via the GRA 2004.

We are particularly interested to gather your views on any impact the GRA may have on single and separate sex services for women and girls.

Women's Fund and Tampon Tax Community Fund opportunities in the North East

The Women’s Fund is now open for applications and now able to offer larger grants, up to £5,000.  The fund previously awarded grants up to £3,000 so this is a significant change and it's hoped it will encourage more applications.  Full details are on the Community Foundation website and applicants should use the standard Community Foundation online application process, simply indicating that your application is for consideration by the Women

Childcare fees have risen three times faster than wages since 2008 TUC analysis reveals

Fees up by 52%, compared to 17% increase in nominal wages. Families left with £4,700 annual shortfalls even after government support.

Working parents with children under five have seen nursery fees rise three times faster than their wages over the past decade, according to new TUC analysis published today (Monday).

The analysis shows that childcare costs have rocketed by 52% per week since 2008 for families with a full-time and a part-time working parent. Over the same period their wages have gone up by just 17%.

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