Rosa, the only UK-wide Fund for Women and Girls has today invested £36,450 in 20 projects across the UK through the second round of the pioneering Voices from the Front Line programme.
Grants include £2,000 to Fourth Wave: London Feminist Activists towards their project tackling period poverty, £1,500 to Tender Education & Arts for their student campaign around sexual abuse and consent and £1,200 to GlobalGirl Media UK towards training for young women and girls in film.
Samantha Rennie, Executive Director of Rosa said: “We know giving small grants to small groups can make a big difference. So we’re delighted to support these 20 great projects – some are tackling cutting-edge issues, and all are helping to make changes that will benefit other disadvantaged women and girls in our communities. The grants we’re announcing today show the range of incredibly innovative and vital work happening within the women’s sector and our local communities.
As always, we received many more applications than we have funds to offer. But we’re pleased to support these groups and look forward to seeing the positive impact they have.”
The Voices from the Front Line programme has been made possible with contributions from Visa Europe, Aviva and individual donors. Marie Claire UK and L’Occitane have also contributed through the sale of the La Flamme candle which goes on sale on Thursday 31st August 2017.
Trish Halpin, Editor in Chief at Marie Claire UK said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with L’Occitane for the second year on the La Flamme de Marie Claire campaign in the UK.
Being able to support the education, empowerment and development of vulnerable girls and women is something we care passionately about at Marie Claire so we are honoured to be partnering with the excellent charity Rosa for 2017.”
The first round of Voices from the Front Line saw 24 women’s organisations secure grants between £500 – £2,000. As well as funding grantees will also receive training, mentoring and opportunities to network.
Find the full list of grantees here. The next round of Voices from the Front Line will open for applications in early 2018.