The Government Equalities Office has announced that round 2 of the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is now open for applications until the 18th May 2018. The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.
The grant scheme has two types of funds:
- Approximately 150 Small Grants of between £300 to £2,000 will be made to grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018.
- Up to 30 Large Grants of between £2,000 and £125,000 will also be made to fund projects that increase the understanding of, and engagement with, democracy, and encourage women to participate in public life. There will be two bidding rounds during 2018. The large grants programme is currently closed for applications and will re-open later in the year.