The Empowering Women Fund

This funding supports not-for-profit small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build the capacity of small organisations. The Fund is committed to equal access to opportunity giving all women the opportunity to benefit from the available funding, regardless of age, class, disability, ethnicity, faith, income or sexuality.  It particularly welcomes applications from marginalised communities. A total funding of £60,000 will be allocated to Scotland.

The fund is divided into two strands and grants can run for up to 12 months.

Organisations can apply for:

  • Seed funding grants (£500-£1,000)
    Available to small women’s groups to establish and run micro women’s empowerment projects in their local area that support women to build skills and confidence, and decrease social isolation. 
  • Women’s Sector grants (£1,000-£25,000)
    Available for women’s groups and organisations to develop capacity to respond to changing needs in their communities and run projects over a fixed duration of at least 6 months. 

Round one of the Fund has now closed. Information on the second round will be available soon.

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