The third round of Rosa’s Woman to Woman fund is now open. With grants of up to£25,000, local grassroots women’s organisations across the UK will be supported using funds from the ‘Tampon Tax.’ In celebration of the centenary of the women’s vote, this round of the Woman to Woman fund will have a renewed focus on leadership and representation and we are particularly interested in funding work that increases women’s representation, skills building and civic engagement.
Grants are available for groups with an income of under£100,000 per year, to support a wide range of charitable work that benefits women: from building confidence and leadership skills, tackling harassment and violence, to training in financial literacy and increasing engagement in decision-making – and much more besides.
Rosa is also interested in increasing the impact and sustainability of women’s groups. Therefore, grants can pay for core costs such as financial management, business planning, staff salaries, office rent, leadership development and staff training; as well as project costs such as drop-in support services, mobilising volunteers and outreach. We especially want to support groups that work with disadvantaged communities or in disadvantaged areas.
As well as grants, Rosa will provide additional support that women’s groups tell us they need, including mentoring, training and networking opportunities.
Who can apply?
If you meet the following requirements you can apply for a grant:
You are a women’s sector organisation
You are a charitable organisation – your organisation need not be a registered charity, but your activities must be charitable and legal
You are a local organisation, which is not part of a national enterprise
You have an annual income less than £100k or you employ less than two full-time paid members of staff
You have a written governing document, such as a constitution or set of rules
You have a governing body with at least 3 unrelated members
You have a UK-based bank or building society account in the name of your organisation, with at least two unrelated signatories
What size grants are available?
Grants of between £5,000 and up to and including £25,000 are available. Any grant awarded must be spent within 12 months of receipt.
How will organisations be shortlisted?
Applicants will be shortlisted according to the fund criteria, the clarity and credibility of their plans, and to ensure a diversity of applications including across geography, Rosa’s four pillars, new and innovative or tried and tested approaches.
When to apply
Round 3 . There are two stages to submitting an application to the Woman to Woman fund. To apply for a grant you will first need to complete the stage 1 application. The deadline for stage 1 applications is Thursday 25th January 2018 at 5pm and no applications will be accepted after this date.
The deadline for applications is 25
January 2018 (5pm)