What is the fund?
The Women’s Sector Resilience Fund Phase 2, is a £2.1m fund to support local networks of organisations working with and for women to make change to systems that cause women’s poverty in their area. It is a place-based approach to systems change that is open to networks in and around the following areas:
Manchester including Greater Manchester
Middlesbrough / Teesside
Kingston upon Hull
Liverpool / Merseyside
West Yorkshire including Bradford and Leeds
We particularly welcome proposals from networks that address the critical needs of women who have been most affected by the pandemic including Black, Asian and other minoritised women, young women, lone parents and disabled women.
In this round we have £1.5million available and with that, we want to fund approximately three networks over three years to achieve the programme goals of:
– Working with networks of organisations united by geography to reduce gendered poverty in their area
– Building capacity within local communities to help the local women’s sector to create sustainable change
How much can you apply for?
We aim to fund approximately three geographical place-based networks. Each network can apply for up to £500k to be spent over three years. This funding will be awarded to a lead organisation who be responsible for distributing the money to the rest of the network. This funding will pay for:
Core costs for each of the organisations involved (70%) e.g. 350k
Support to coordinate the network (20%) e.g. 100k
Any advisory support / organisational development / capacity building that you might need (10%) e.g. 50k
All budget lines that are applied for should ultimately support the network to achieve the goals and aims of the fund. These percentages are a rough guide and final sums will be decided with you if your application is successful.
Who can apply: what is the eligibility criteria?
All organisations to be funded organisation must:
In addition, the lead organisation within the network must:
Please see the full guidance notes to ensure you meet the full eligibility criteria.
For more details on this fund please visit https://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/organisations