18 March 2019
Rosa’s ‘Voices from the Frontline’ Opens for Applications
Funding to support women’s organisations to ‘shine a light’ on their fight for gender equality in the UK.
This is the fourth year that Rosa, a registered charity, is providing its ‘Voices from the Frontline’ grants programme which offers funding to support charitable advocacy work across Rosa’s four pillars of leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice.
This year, grants of between £500 and £5,000 (an increase from last year’s maximum grant of £3,000) are being made available to women’s sector voluntary and community organisations in the UK to pay for increasing the skills, capacity, credibility and effectiveness of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change.
Grants will be awarded for projects that:
- Stimulate debate and amplify women’s voices.
- Raise awareness of one or more of Rosa’s four pillars.
- Influence the public, policy makers, media and/or government.
- Change behaviours, attitudes or policies.
Organisations run predominantly by, for and with women can apply.
There is particular interest in proposals from women’s organisations that:
- Address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out the most, including: marginalised populations, 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.
- Operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas within the UK.
- The funding will support a range of things including:
- Contribution to staff costs or freelance fees to help run workshops with women with lived experience of injustice. Costs of hosting meetings or events, including facilitation costs.
- Presentation, media or lobbying training to support campaigning, advocacy or activism.
- Travel costs for meetings with power holders such as commissioners, local/national government or the media.
- The cost of producing materials such as posters, infographics or videos.
- Volunteer costs, including travel and childcare.
- Travel costs for a service user and member of staff to speak at an event or national conference.
Rosa will be holding two “How to Apply” webinars to help applicants develop their video applications: one on 27 March 2019 (11am to 12pm) and the other on 30 April 2019 (12.30pm to 13.30pm)
The deadline for grant applications is 14 May 2019 (5pm).