What we will fund


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What we will fund

Organisation’s work must fit within one of Rosa’s four pillars. Examples of the types of activities we can fund are illustrated below. Please note that these are examples of activities we can fund and funding is in no way limited to these activities:


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We will also fund:

  • Core organisational costs, meaning costs related to the day to day running of your organisation, such as salaries, rent, costs relating to volunteers, costs relating to staff development and other general running costs
  • The continuation of existing projects that improve the lives of women and girls
  • Where there is evidence of need or an innovative new approach, we may also fund new projects that benefit the lives of women and girls

What we don’t fund

We want to make sure that you don’t waste your time applying for things that we don’t fund, so please read the following section carefully. We will not fund:

  • Work that is not exclusively targeting women and girls as beneficiaries
  • Work intended to benefit specific individuals (as opposed to groups in the community)
  • The purchase or upgrade of physical assets such as buildings or equipment
  • Paid for advertising and marketing
  • Work that should be provided by statutory organisations
  • Party political activities
  • Activities promoting religious beliefs
  • Overseas travel
  • Interest payment on loans
  • One-off conferences or events unless they are part of a longer term strategy.
  • Research, except tightly focused on a specific issue
  • Fundraising events
  • Profit-making work
  • Work that has already taken place
  • Work outside of the UK


Round 2 of the Woman to Woman fund is now open. Please apply by clicking the button below

Apply for funding


Please read our application guidance before you apply. If you have an enquiry that is not covered in our guidance materials and FAQs you can send your enquiry to info@rosauk.org. Please insert ‘W2W fund enquiry’ as your email subject and provide your organisation and contact name.