Comic Relief: Power Up – Resourcing Women’s & Girls’ Movements for Change

Health & Social Care Friday December 7th, 2018

Comic Relief’s Power Up: Resourcing Women’s and Girls’ Movements for Change is a new funding opportunity focussed on strengthening women’s and girls’ movements. Grants of between £150,000 to £300,000 or up to £500,000 for partnership applications are available for over three to five years. Women and girl-led organisations, partnerships, consortia and women’s funds who are supporting women to have collective power, build movements and become change agents are invited to apply.

The aim of this programme is to support a diverse range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives. The programme seeks to find and support women and girl’s movements to seed, sustain and strengthen this change in the geographies they fund. Approaches might include (but not be limited to):

  • Strategic litigation
  • Norm changing and behaviour change including with men and boys
  • Grassroots or frontline delivery of services*
  • Policy work
  • Campaigns
  • Advocacy
  • Network/alliance building
  • Research/building shared analytical frameworks

Comic Relief are also interested in any number of issues as identified by those most affected, for example these may include (but are not limited to):

  • Gender based violence
  • Access to and control over resources, both within families, and over shared community assets (including land rights, water, protecting resources from extraction)
  • Women and girls in detention
  • Labour rights
  • Rights of minoritised or excluded groups, including BME, migrants, internally displaced people, disabled women, older women, rural women, sex workers
  • Work on the rights of LBTQI

Deadline: Friday 7 December 2018, 12noon. Shortlisted applications will be given 7/8 weeks to submit a full proposal and the deadline will be Friday 15 March 2019, 12noon. Decisions will be made by the Comic Relief grants committee and Trustees by July 2019.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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