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. You do not have to be a registered charity to apply.
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 closed on the 31 January 2018. Activities planned for the anniversary on 6th February 2018 of the passing of the law allowing women to vote for the first time were prioritised under Round 1.
Round 2 is for celebaration activities after 30 April 2018.
Deadline for small grants:
Round 2 opens 15 March, closes 18 May.
Round 3 opens 12 July, closes 14 September.
You will be able to apply for between £2,000 and £125,000 under the Large Grant Fund. Depending on the value of the grant applications received, there will be approximately 30 Large Grants made.
Deadline for large grants:
Round 1 Deadline for Large Grants: 27 February
Round 2 will be open around April 2018, for projects between £2,000 and £65,000.
Over the coming weeks the Government Equalities Office will provide more information on the timing of the bidding rounds, eligibility criteria and the types of projects the Large Grants Fund can support. For more info, visit website: https://www.womensvotecentenaryfund.co.uk/