Here are a couple of funding opportunities which have been forwarded to us by Sara at the LVSC.
Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, Voices from the Frontline
Deadline: Monday 11 January
Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, launches a new grants programme now open for applications.
Voices from the Frontline is an innovative new programme aimed at shining a light on women at the front of the fight for gender equality. Supporting charitable advocacy work, Voices from the Frontline will increase the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change, moving us closer to social justice and equality for women in the UK.
We can make change happen faster, but to do that women’s organisations need more resources to advocate at local and national levels. They need the skills, confidence and connections to influence the change they want to see, and which all of us can benefit from.
Voices from the Frontline, launched on 11th November 2015 and closing 11th January 2016, will invest in UK women’s projects, connect women with each other and gather and share intelligence about what works. The sort of work which might be supported includes coaching for a service user to speak at an event, lobbying for training to support organisational advocacy strategies, or the creation of campaign materials, such as posters and videos.
Further information here.
Deadline: Friday 15 January
“About the Fund
The MOPAC Victims Fund has been launched to benefit victims of crime across London. The aim of the Fund is to maximise the potential of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to help ensure the continued and improved provision of vital services to support victims of crime and help them cope and recover. A portion of the fund will be ring-fenced for both hate crime victims and victims of violent crime.
The Fund is managed by The London Community Foundation on behalf of MOPAC and is open to proposals for work taking place in London only.
Fund Themes and Criteria
Grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 are available to individual organisations providing support to victims of crime to help them cope and recover from their experience. Partnerships of three or more organisations applying together can receive up to £80,000 – please note, partnership applications will need to be submitted by one lead applicant.
Victims of crime are defined in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime as : ‘a person who has suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm or economic loss which was directly caused by criminal conduct; or a close relative of a person whose death was directly caused by criminal conduct.’
Grants are available to cover any costs relating to work which helps victims of crime to cope and recover from their experience. This could include, but is not limited to:
• Practical support
• Emotional support
• Advocacy support
• Specialist support
• Restorative Justice
• be delivering the work they are requesting funding for in London only, and be able to demonstrate that they aim to continue to deliver those services in London in the future. Organisations can be based anywhere in the UK.
• either be currently delivering services to victims of crime, or be able to demonstrate a track record of having done so in previous years.
For individual organisations grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 are available.
Partnerships of three or more organisations applying together can apply for up to £80,000 – note partnership applications will need to be submitted by one lead applicant, with supporting documents provided by partner organisation. Partnerships may be formal or informal.
Timetable for spending the grant
Successful applicants will have up to 12 months from the offer date to spend any grant awarded. All expenditure must be complete by the end of March 2017
Deadline: Friday 15th January 2016 by 5pm”