Grants of up to £250,000 are
available to UK women’s organisations which provide frontline
services to meet the needs of women and girls facing multiple
disadvantage across one or more strands of VAWG. A total of £1.2
million is available. The fund is expected to make up to 15
investments of £50,000 – £250,000.
Relief are continuing their partnership with the Department for
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the UK’s devolved
administrations to open this £1.2 million fund to support
organisations across the UK tackling violence against women and girls
fund has been made available through a grant from the Tampon Tax
will be provided to support those facing multiple disadvantage across
one or more strands of Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG).
These stands are defined as:
Practices (FGM, FM, HBV)
violence & rape
should respond to one or more of the programme’s aims:
/ improve support for women and girls who are experiencing or at
risk of violence and abuse
reach and support for women and girls who face additional barriers
in accessing services such as BAMER (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic
and Refugee), older, LBTI (Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex),
and disabled communities
the lived experiences of women and girls to inform the design and
delivery of services, practice and policy
cross sector partnerships to build more trauma-informed, joined-up
care pathways that meet the holistic needs of women and girls.
deadline for applications is 4 September 2019.
women’s organisations which provide frontline services to meet the
needs of women and girls facing multiple disadvantage (the
overlapping experiences of violence / abuse, mental ill health and
substance misuse) are eligible to apply.
women’s organisations are defined as those who work from a feminist
and / or women’s rights perspective, are led by women, promote the
rights of women and girls as their primary mission, and call for
structural change to achieve gender equality
can be used to cover specific project activities and core costs that
can be evidenced as directly related to the proposed project. Funded
projects will need to start-up in January 2020 and run for no more
than 12 to 15 months.
beginning an application, applicants should take the eligibility
quiz, check the main eligibility criteria and consult the guidance
For more information see the website or contact using 020 7820 2000