Women’s Resource Centre – Black and minoritised women’s fund – deadline 1 October 2021

Article date
13 September 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) is a national charity committed to working towards human-rights by supporting and understanding small specialist women’s groups and charities. Through delivering programmes, creating networking opportunities and by campaigning and influencing decision-makers, the work that WRC does is essential to ensure a diverse and thriving sector that achieves the best outcomes for women.

WRC is pleased to be able to support the Black and minoritised led-by and for women’s sector (charities and groups predominately working with women) who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 with the core grants it needs to deliver critical services at this time.

They are really keen to fund small organisations that have limited access to funds and without funding core costs may consider reducing services or closing.

Organisations can apply for £10,000.

Who can apply

To be eligible for a grant, an organisation must:

  • Be a Black and minoritised women’s organisation, led-by-and-for women, which is at least 75% of your senior team and trustees are women from Black and minoritised backgrounds.
  • Have an annual turnover of less than £350,000 for £10,000 grants.
  • Directly deliver services to Black and minoritised women and girls.
  • Be an organisation impacted by COVID-19.
  • Have an organisational bank account, or have a registered charity able to be accountable/hold funds on your behalf, which requires two different/independent people to authorise payments or cheques.
  • Be delivering services in England
  • Be a charitable organisation with written governing document, i.e. constitutions or articles of association.
What can the grant be used for

Grants are made towards the general running costs of your organisation, most often referred to as Core Costs.

Is there a deadline

3pm on 1 October 2021

Further information, guidance notes and how to apply can be found on this link:

https://www.wrc.org.uk/Pages/Category/black-minoritised-womens-fund