To mark a 100 years since women won the right to vote and stand for Parliament, the Government have launched a £1.5 million grant scheme that will support local and community groups across England, in January 2018.
The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme has two types of funds:
- 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.
Round 1 of the Small Grants Fund for grants up to £2,000 is open for online applications from 4th January 2018 to the closing date on 31st January 2018.