12 October 2020
Resilience Funding for Women’s Organisations
Grants are available to safeguard vital frontline jobs and support services of women’s organisations in England that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
A new £2.1 million Fund has been launched for voluntary and community sector organisations in England that are supporting women whose poverty has been exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis or those who have been pushed into new poverty and financial hardship.
Grants of between £20,000 and £30,000 will be awarded to organisations that are:
- Supporting women who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
- Providing services and support for vulnerable women, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
- Connecting communities and support communities to work together to respond to the pandemic.
Organisations must have an annual income of less than £1 million to be eligible. Priority will be given to organisations in areas that have been most affected by the coronavirus and those that are working with the following key client groups:
- BAME women.
- Women with disabilities.
- LGBT+ women who are financially vulnerable.
- Women who have experienced domestic violence, economic abuse or sexual abuse.
- Economically inactive young women.
- Carers and those who have been working in the caring professions.
- Single parent families.
- Women who experience depression, anxiety and other mental health needs.
- Women leaving the criminal justice system.
The grants can be used for the following costs:
- Staff salaries.
- Project running costs.
- Running costs/overheads.
- Goods and equipment to support adaption of frontline services.
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis. Organisations are advised to apply as soon as possible.