The fund responds directly to what women’s and girls’ organizations have told us throughout the pandemic: that declining mental health, increased risk of emotional trauma and increased poverty levels are their biggest concerns for women and girls across the UK.
Your application will also need to fit one of the following priority areas:
- Drug and alcohol services.
- Education and employment activity.
- Engaging excluded and vulnerable women and girls through sport.
- Work to address period poverty.
- Work to address women’s and girls’ loneliness.
- Work to increase gender equality.
- LGBTQI-specific services.
- Services for Black and minorities women and girls.
- Work with female offenders.
- Work with financially vulnerable women and girls and women on low incomes.
- Work with older women.
- Work with women and girls with disabilities and/or women and girls with learning disabilities.
- Work with women and girls with multiple and/or complex needs.
Organizations can apply for:
- Grants of up to £15,000 with a turnover of £200,000 inclusive
- Grants of up to £40,000 with a turnover of £200,001 – £999,999.
- They can also apply for an additional 25% of their grant request for work which will strengthen their organization.
Who can apply?
If you meet all of the following requirements, you can apply for a grant:
- Your organization is not-for-profit and run predominantly by, for and with women. You do not have to be a registered charity, but your activities must be charitable, legal and for the benefit of women.
- You have a written governing document e.g. a constitution or set of rules.
- You have a governing body with at least three unrelated members. The majority of these should be women.
- You have a UK-based bank or building society account in the name of your organization.
- Your bank or building society account has at least two unrelated signatories.
- You have been active for at least one year and can produce annual accounts for a whole year.
- You have an appropriate safeguarding policy in place (every organization that delivers charitable activities have a duty to safeguard volunteers, staff members, users, participants and donors).
- They particularly welcome proposals from women’s and girls’ organizations that:
- Address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out the most, including: Black and minorities women and girls, disabled women and girls, LGBT+ women and girls, financially vulnerable women and girls and women on low incomes, older women, women and girls using drugs or alcohol and other underserved and disadvantaged groups of women and girls.
- Operate in less economically resilient communities within the UK e.g. areas with high levels of unemployment.
For more information, visit https://rosauk.org/funds/women-thrive-fund/