A new £4 million grant scheme has been launched to support projects within the UK that tackle violence against women and girls. It is anticipated that 40 grant awards of £60,000 – £120,000 will be made for projects lasting between 1 and 3 years. Larger grants may be awarded for partnership bids.
The funding is being made available through the Tampon Tax and is supported by Comic Relief in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the devolved administrations.
This funding is exclusively focused on women with multiple and complex needs and aims to:
- Enable organisations to better support women within the target groups.
- Showcase how women’s lived experience can inform the design and delivery of services, practice and policy.
- Provide opportunities for projects to try out new ways and models of working, for example by acting earlier, building community assets or using digital approaches.
- Enable cross sector partnerships to work together to provide high quality support.
- Support approaches that can provide learning for other organisations and stakeholders across the sector.
- Improve access to support for women with complex needs in less well-served communities, such as BAMER, older women, LBTI, disabled women.
The closing date for applications is midday on the 2nd July 2018.