Organisations supporting women and girls across the UK now have until 7 June to apply for funding.
The £15 million fund is intended for charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations across the UK with projects directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing.
Larger charities and foundations can apply for grants of £1 million or more. It is expected that these will then be distributed through their networks to support women and girls and to organisations that offer small and medium- sized onward grants.
Applicants can use part of their grant funding to improve organisational sustainability.
Organisations can also now include activities that seek to address the consequences of coronavirus/COVID-19 for disadvantaged women and girls.
Grants may be for one or two-year projects, and all activities must be concluded, and funds spent by 30 June 2022.
Commenting, Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran, said:
“I urge charities to bid for this funding that will not only continue to support women most in need, but help organisations to become more sustainable so they can plan for the future.”
The deadline has been extended by one week to midnight on Sunday 7 June 2020.