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|
|Chinese Women in Peterborough||Peterborough||£7,884|
|Cocoon Family Support||Camden||£16,175|
|Heart & Parcel||Manchester||£9,350|
|International Women’s Association Doncaster||Doncaster||£10,000|
|Keighley Association for Women and Children’s Centre||Bradford||£20,260|
|Minority Women’s Group in Portsmouth||Portsmouth||£6,375|
|Muslimah Sports Association (MSA)||Redbridge||£5,831|
|Nottingham Muslim Women’s Network||Nottingham||£7,969|
|St. Peters Community Wellbeing Projects||Tower Hamlets||£9,187|
|Tipton Young Asian Women’s Forum||Sandwell||£7,899|
|Voice of Domestic Workers||Westminster||£8,495|
|Women’s Awareness Assoc’||Dudley||£10,050|
|Future Female Society||Ipswich||£21,160|
|Laamiga Women’s Mentoring and Training||Camden||£5,150|
|Leaf Education||Hammersmith and Fulham||£6,000|
|The WayfinderWoman Trust||Eastbourne||£19,430|
|TIGER Bristol co-operative||Bristol, City of||£5,162|
|WF Women’s Network (WFWN)||Waltham Forest||£5,150|
|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|
|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|
|Women Survivors Support Project||Carmarthenshire||£13,690|