Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, is delighted to announce the launch of the Woman to Woman fund. With grants of up to £25,000, no fewer than 100 local grassroots women’s organisations across the UK will be supported using funds from the ‘Tampon Tax.’
Grants are available for groups with an income of under £100,000 per year, to support a wide range of charitable work that benefits women: from building confidence and leadership skills, tackling harassment and violence, to training in financial literacy and increasing engagement in decision-making – and much more besides.
Rosa especially wants to support groups that work with disadvantaged communities or in disadvantaged areas. Grants can pay for core work, as well as mobilising volunteers, leadership development, communications and advocacy.
Rosa Executive Director Samantha Rennie said:
“While many people think women in the UK now ‘have it all’, we know that’s simply not true. The ‘Tampon Tax’ is an unfair tax to which almost all women across the UK have contributed. We want to make sure this money gets back to where it can make the biggest difference for the most disadvantaged women in our local communities.”
As well as grants, Rosa will provide additional support that women’s groups tell us they need, including mentoring, training and networking opportunities.
“Women are the backbone of our local communities. Rosa wants to unleash the power they have to make positive change for other women in their communities. We believe that when women and girls thrive, entire communities prosper and there’s never been a more important time to work towards that. We look forward to receiving some great applications for projects that reflect local needs” says Sheila Jane Malley, Trustee at Rosa, Chair of the Woman to Woman Grants Panel and Director of Grantmaking and Policy at BBC Children in Need.
Round 1 of the new programme will open on Monday 28th November and local women’s organisations across the UK.
The deadline for applications is January 16th and successful applicants will be informed by end March.
Grants will be awarded over 3 rounds until March 2018. Round 2 of the Woman to Woman fund will open in May 2017 and round 3 will open in September 2017.
Full guidance, criteria and details of how to apply: http://www.rosauk.org/resources/blog/woman-to-woman/
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Rosa has been awarded £2.2M from VAT receipts on sanitary products, via HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office for a programme of grants and support to small grassroots women’s groups.