Today, the Justice and Equality Fund, supported by TIME’S UP UK, launches new grants programmes aimed at tackling the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity. Grants of up to £200,000 will be available to organisations that provide emotional and practical support to people who have experienced sexual harassment, particularly in the workplace.
Rosa, the UK-wide Fund for Women and Girls, which manages the Justice and Equality Fund, has opened two new programmes:
The Advice and Support programme will invest up to £1 million in total for work in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to increase access to support, signposting and expert legal advice for people who have experienced sexual harassment and abuse. Rosa is also welcoming applications from specialist organisations providing emotional support to survivors.
The Changing the Conversation programme will offer development grants to eligible organisations to develop a strategic communications network that aims to build the capacity of organisations already working to raise awareness of the impact of harassment and abuse, challenge the current culture of impunity and to prevent both from happening in the first instance.