26 March 2018
Women’s Vote Centenary Small Grants Scheme Invites Applications
Round two of the Small Grants Fund is currently open to applications from local voluntary and community organisations, schools, colleges, and university groups that need funding to hold activities that mark the centenary in their community.
The Government Equalities Office set up the £1.5 million Women’s Vote Centenary Grant scheme to mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote in England. (The Representation of the People Act in 1918 extended the vote to women for the first time in the UK.)
The Fund has been divided into a large grant scheme and a small grant scheme.
The Small Grant scheme offers grants of between £300 and £2,000 for activities will:
- Increase people’s awareness of the women’s suffrage movement.
- Improve people’s understanding of democracy in the UK, particularly young people.
- Encourage and inspire participation in civic life.
To be eligible, activities for Round 2 should:
- Start by 31 August 2018.
- Take place in England.
- Be either one-off or for a limited time only.
- Bring people together face to face.
- Reflect and celebrate the diversity found in the community and bring people together who might not usually interact.
There is particular interest in activities that involve or benefit people who are underrepresented in civic life, including women, young people, Black and minority ethnic (BME) people, people living with disabilities, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) people and people from lower socio-economic groups.
For Round 2 priority will be given to applications from under-represented regions from Round 1, specifically: Yorkshire & Humber; West Midlands; East Midlands; Eastern; South West and South East.
The deadline for applications to Round 2 is 18 May 2018.