This Community Foundation fund helps local women in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to overcome disadvantage, support each other and achieve their potential.
It is now able to offer larger grants of up to £5,000. The fund previously awarded grants up to £3,000 so this is a significant change and the Foundation hopes it will encourage more applications.
The fund recognises that women need and want women’s only services so that they feel safe, supported and confident when confronted by lack of opportunities, discrimination and abuse. It therefore awards grants to voluntary and community groups that run successful women’s only projects.
Next deadline: noon on Thursday 1 November 2018