Smallwood Trust: Women First Fund

Education & Employment Local Grants Monday March 4th, 2019

The Smallwood Trust’s Women First Fund awards grants averaging between £10,000 to £15,000 to charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations with projects in Rural Kent which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities.

Existing projects and ongoing work are eligible for funding. Projects should be proven and able to evidence impact and good practice. This includes interventions that are not currently documented extensively or are being implemented in a new context. Applications should:

  • Be able to evidence the good practice that the project has identified and implemented;
  • Document the lessons learnt on what works for achieving outcomes that build the skills, confidence and aspirations of women on low incomes to enable them to enter into employment;
  •  Provide evidence of success/impact and the potential for replication and scaling up in new geographical areas or to reach more beneficiaries in the future. Funding for successful projects to replicate their work will potentially be available from the Smallwood Trust from 2020; and
  • Demonstrate how the project can contribute to local and/or national policy.

Please note that for this funding round the Trust are looking to fund existing projects that are demonstrating good practice and learn from this funding to implement potential replication.

They are keen to enhance their understanding of what works to improve outcomes for financially vulnerable women. It should be noted that part of the grant will include participation in good practice workshops to share learning. These will take place on 5 September 2019 and 6 February 2020.

Deadline: Monday 4 March 2019, 5pm

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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