Government Equalities Office: Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

Health & Social Care

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.

Approximately 150 Small Grants of between £300 to £2,000 for 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. These will 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 Grant fund is intended to support the overall objectives for the centenary, which are:

  • Celebrate, inspire and remember: to increase national awareness and mark 100 years since women got the right to vote.
  • Educate: to increase young people’s knowledge of UK democracy and its importance, and increase their democratic participation.
  • Participate: to aspire to achieve gender parity in local and national politics by the centenary of the Equal Franchise Act by 2028.

Projects should have capability, capacity, reach and networks and they need to meet either or both the Educate and Participate objectives, and may optionally meet the celebrate objective as well.

There will be two rounds of funding. Round One will be aimed at projects that are already well developed to allow for a relatively quick start date and a longer running time (up to the end of December 2018). Therefore, under Round One only projects that are ready to start by 30 April 2018 will be funded.

Deadlines: 

Small Grants
Round One: 31 January 2018 – CLOSED
Round Two: 18 May 2018
Round Three: August 2018 – exact date to be confirmed

Large Grants
Round One: 27 February 2018  –  CLOSED
Round Two: 17 May 2018 (apply for between £2,000 and £65,000)

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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