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New £1.2m Fund to Tackle Violence against Women and Girls

Grants of up to £250,000 available to UK women’s organisations which provide frontline services to meet the needs of women and girls facing multiple disadvantage across one or more strands of Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG).

Comic Relief are continuing their partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the UK’s devolved administrations to open this £1.2 million fund to support organisations across the UK tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG).

The fund has been made available through a grant from the Tampon Tax Fund.

Proposals should respond to one or more of the programme’s aims:

  • Maintain / improve support for women and girls who are experiencing or at risk of violence and abuse
  • Expand reach and support for women and girls who face additional barriers in accessing services such as BAMER (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee), older, LBTI (Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex), and disabled communities
  • Capture the lived experiences of women and girls to inform the design and delivery of services, practice and policy
  • Coordinate cross sector partnerships to build more trauma-informed, joined-up care pathways that meet the holistic needs of women and girls.

UK women’s organisations which provide frontline services to meet the needs of women and girls facing multiple disadvantage (the overlapping experiences of violence / abuse, mental ill health and substance misuse) are eligible to apply.

A total of £1.2 million is available.

The fund is expected to make up to 15 investments of £50,000 – £250,000. The investments will be split across the UK as follows:

  • England: 8 investments
  • Wales: 5 investments
  • Scotland: 3 investments
  • Northern Ireland: 3 investments.

The deadline for applications is 4 September 2019.

Full details…

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