Comic Relief has launched ‘Power Up: Resourcing Women’s and Girls Movements for Change’
This is an open funding programme to support women and girl’s movements in the UK and abroad. The aim is to support a wide range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems that perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives. Grants are available up to £300,000 (up to £500,000 for partnerships) and for 3 to 5 years.
Criteria for funding
This fund is for women and girl led organisations only. Applications will be considered from locally rooted women’s and girls’ movements that are working collectively towards a shared long term goal.
The funding is intended to support the development of specific work (such as campaigns, advocacy, and/ or services) when it is part of long term change.
They are interested in any number of issues as identified by those most affected. These may include (but are not limited to):
- Gender-based violence
- Access to and control over resources, both within families, and over shared community assets (including land rights, water, protecting resources from extraction)
- Women and girls in detention
- Labour rights
- Rights of minoritised or excluded groups, including BME, migrants, internally displaced people, disabled women, older women, rural women, sex workers
- Work on the rights of LBTQI
There is a two-stage application process. The deadline for first stage applications will be 7 December 2018 12pm GMT. Shortlisted applications will be given 7/8 weeks to submit a full proposal and the deadline will be 15 March 2019. Decisions will be made by the Comic Relief grants committee and Trustees by July 2019.