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Final round of Woman to Woman awards over half a million pounds to local organisations supporting women and girls

Rosa is awarding grants totalling £512,282 to 47 projects across the UK through the third and final round of the Woman to Woman fund.

Over its three rounds, the fund, supported by the so-called ‘Tampon Tax’, has supported 140 groups that work with women and girls from disadvantaged communities or in disadvantaged areas in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Samantha Rennie, Executive Director of Rosa says “Our partnership with DCMS and HM Treasury has given us the opportunity to support vital women’s projects and groups all over the country. We are saddened that this will be the final round of funding through Woman to Woman however the lasting change that it has created is undeniable.

We are experiencing a very important moment with sexual harassment and the gender pay gap dominating the headlines but it’s important that we keep gender inequality, in all forms, at the top of the agenda until it’s no longer necessary. We, at Rosa, will continue to provide funding and step-up support to organisations fighting for women and girls because until women and girls are equal we cannot move forward as a society. And if we don’t, who will?”

Grants include £5,831 to Muslimah Sports Association in Redbridge to provide weekly sports activities over 12 months for BAME girls aged 8-15; £24,671 to Pandora Project in Norfolk to provide weekly support to women who have experienced abuse and need advice; and £6,050 To Angels of Hope in Manchester to provide quarterly financial training, weekly courses and one-to-one support women and girls who are asylum seekers/refugees.

Kim Trotter from Future Female Society says “We are thrilled to be receiving a Woman to Woman grant from Rosa. It is a huge step forward for our organisation and the women we can support. Our mission is to make Ipswich the best place to be for ALL women and girls in East Anglia and this grant will make a huge difference in our ability to reach that goal. We will be able to use our expertise and work with partners in the area to raise the voices of the most marginalised women in our community, building confidence and making meaningful connections that will have a lasting positive impact. Thank you Rosa.”

For those interested in further funding, Rosa has just opened the third round of the flagship grants programme Voices from the Frontline. To apply or to find out more information visit www.rosauk.org.

Organisations being funded by the final round of the Woman to Woman fund:

Name Local Area Grant Amount 
East African Women’s Actions Sandwell £7,220
Globalmama Enterprises Sheffield £11,375
Chinese Women in Peterborough Peterborough £7,884
Cocoon Family Support Camden £16,175
Extended Hands Peterborough £5,000
Heart & Parcel Manchester £9,350
International Women’s Association Doncaster Doncaster £10,000
Keighley Association for Women and Children’s Centre Bradford £20,260
Kosmos Centre Camden £12,574
Light Sheffield Sheffield £11,940
Minority Women’s Group in Portsmouth Portsmouth £6,375
Muslimah Sports Association (MSA) Redbridge £5,831
Nottingham Muslim Women’s Network Nottingham £7,969
POW! Thanet Thanet £20,000
Proudtobeme Southwark £5,038
St. Peters Community Wellbeing Projects Tower Hamlets £9,187
Survivors Together Newham £9,885
Tipton Young Asian Women’s Forum Sandwell £7,899
Voice of Domestic Workers Westminster £8,495
Waterfall Trust Southampton £14,441
Women’s Awareness Assoc’ Dudley £10,050
Future Female Society Ipswich £21,160
GIRLDREAMER LTD Birmingham £5,000
Laamiga Women’s Mentoring and Training Camden £5,150
Leaf Education Hammersmith and Fulham £6,000
Nisa-Nashim Camden £25,000
SAAFI Brent £12,550
The WayfinderWoman Trust Eastbourne £19,430
TIGER Bristol co-operative Bristol, City of £5,162
WF Women’s Network (WFWN) Waltham Forest £5,150
WomenAfterGreatness Hackney £5,000
Xenia Hackney £5,350
African Youth Development Association Croydon £5,142
Angels of Hope for Women Manchester £6,050
Pandora Project King’s Lynn and West Norfolk £24,671
Polish Domestic Violence Helpline Cheshire East £5,000
Rochdale Womens Welfare Association Rochdale £25,000
South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services & Savera Liverpool £25,000
Yada Worthing £13,618
Lenadoon Womens Group Belfast £5,000
Northern Ireland Rural Women’s Network Mid Ulster £3,420
Girls Rock School Edinburgh City of Edinburgh £5,703
The Feel Good Women`s Group Glasgow City £9,998
FTWW (Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales) Conwy £7,000
Rhondda Netball Rhondda Cynon Taf £23,050
women4resources Swansea £8,040
Women Survivors Support Project Carmarthenshire £13,690