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to your application for the Empowering Women Fund.
Empowering Women Fund, part of the Labyrinth Project, is a Department
for Culture, Media and Sport Tampon Tax funded grant scheme led by Solace
Women’s Aid (Solace).
aims to address the need for more joined-up, holistic, women-centred services
to respond to the range of issues in women’s lives, which have been intensified
by the Covid-19 pandemic. These include violence against women and
girls, financial, employment and legal
issues. Grants will be available in England, Scotland & Northern
for the grant scheme is to build the capacity and support
sustainability of the women’s sector for the future. The Labyrinth project
aims to help women get to an empowered position, through providing holistic wide-ranging support which
is needs led and service user focussed, placing women at the centre of
their own interventions.
scheme will be divided into two strands:
- Seed funding grants from
£500 to £1,000.
- Women Sector grants
which will be split into small grants from £1,000 to £5,000
and large grants from £5,000 to £25,000.
Solace aims to
embed equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) in all that we do and
support a system that is inclusive for everyone. We are committed to equal
access to opportunity and believe all women should have the opportunity
to benefit from the available funding, regardless of age, class,
disability, ethnicity, faith, income or sexuality. We particularly
welcome applications from marginalised communities. Detailed
information can be found in the guidance on the types of women’s groups and
organisations that can apply.
deadline for round one applications is 5pm on Friday 28th May
2021. We are
unable to accept applications after this time. There will be
two rounds of funding available.
If you are applying as part of a partnership the
application form should be completed by the lead partner. Partnership
applications are only possible for the Women Sector grants.
We will aim
to let you know if your application has been shortlisted by the end of
July 2021. We will let shortlisted applicants know if their application has
been successful by September 2021.
ensure you read the guidance before starting the application form. If you would
like further guidance or support to make an application, please contact email@example.com.
have completed and submitted the online application, you will receive
an email version of your application with confirmation that we have received