The Women’s Fund for Scotland (WFS) has re-opened for grant applications with a deadline of 28th September. The WFS are keen to identify community groups located in Turriff that empower women and girls to reach their full potential. The Women’s Fund for Scotland are on a mission to make a difference not just individuals, but their family and needs of the community.
The Women’s Fund for Scotland tackles inequality by funding projects that build skills and confidence; improve health and well-being; build social networks and allow women to move on from violence. Local groups meeting the WFS criteria can apply to the small grants programme, which distributes grants of £500 to £2000, or the multi-year large grants programme – up to £30,000 over 3 years. It has also removed the cap of £250,000 on annual turnover to allow charities and community groups of any size to apply.
Shona Blakeley Development Manager, WFS added
In this second round of grant applications we are particularly interested in small community groups based in Turriff, who haven’t applied before as well as continuing to support organisations we know are having a major impact in addressing the many challenges facing women today. We are keen to hear from Turriff community groups as there has been a lack of grant applications from the area. There are numerous community groups across the country carrying out inspirational work and we are on a mission to support as many as possible and make a difference to the women in Scotland.
The Women’s Fund for Scotland aim to identify community based groups who might otherwise fall below the radar or lack confidence to apply. Often the Women’s Fund is the sole supporter of groups and the Fund enables the groups to develop their ability to then approach other funders.
The Women’s Fund for Scotland is a constituent Fund of Foundation Scotland. It benefits from the Foundation’s robust governance, infrastructure and grant making expertise to ensure that funding gets to grass roots community organisations where it can achieve lasting impact.
Applications can be made using a simple online process on the Foundation Scotland website. The second round for grant applications is now open. The deadline is 28th September this year.
Applications must meet at least one of four investment themes; Building skills and confidence, improving health and well-being; building social networks and moving on from violence. More detailed information for applicants is available on the Women’s Fund page on the Foundation’s website www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/womens-fund-for-scotland/
To apply please visit https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/womens-fund-for-scotland/ no later than 28th September 2016.
For more information on the work of the Women’s Fund for Scotland please visit http://www.womensfundscotland.org/