Thursday, 1 December 2016

Rosa Women to Women Fund

The Woman to Woman Fund has been created by Rosa with funding from the Tampon Tax Fund which was set up to support women’s charities through the VAT raised on sanitary products.
Rosa has been awarded £2.2 million by HM Treasury for a programme of grants and support to small grassroots women’s groups.
The Fund welcomes proposals from women’s organisations that:
o Address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out the most, including: marginalised populations, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women, lesbian, bisexual or transgender women and girls, women and girls with disabilities, older women, homeless women, survivors of gender violence, women in prison and ex-offenders, and other underserved and disadvantaged groups of women; and
o Operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas within the UK.
Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available. It is expected that approximately 100 groups will receive funding. Match funding is not required.
The funding can be used to support project costs and/or core costs, including costs related to the day to day running of an organisation such as salaries, rent, costs relating to volunteers, costs relating to staff development and other general running costs.
Where there is evidence of need or an innovative new approach, the funding may be used for new projects that benefit the lives of women and girls.
The work must fit into one of Rosa’s four pillars which underpin the issues facing women and girls today, namely:
1. Economic Justice;
2. Health and wellbeing;
3. Leadership and Representation; and
4. Safety
Eligible applicants must:
o Be a women's sector organisation;
o Be a charitable organisation (although it is not necessary to be a registered charity, the group's activities must be charitable and legal);
o Be a local organisation, which is not part of a national enterprise;
o Have an income of less than £100,000 per year or employ less than two full-time paid members of staff;
o Have a written governing document, such as a constitution or set of rules;
o Have a governing body with at least three unrelated members;
o Have a UK-based bank or building society account in the name of the organisation, with at least two unrelated signatories.
There will be three funding rounds, all during 2017:
o Round 1 is now open with a deadline of 9am on Monday 16 January 2017;
o Round 2 will open in May 2017; and
o Round 3 will open in September 2017.
There is a two-stage application process. An online application form and guidelines can be found on the Rosa website.
Contact details for the Women to Women Fund are:
Rosa Women to Women Fund
United House
4th Floor
North Road
London N7 9DP
Tel: 020 7697 3466

(Source: GRIN)

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