Welcome to the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme
The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.
The grant scheme has two types of funds:
- Approximately 150 Small Grants of between £300 to £2,000 for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018.
- Up to 30 Large Grants of between £2,000 and £125,000. These will fund projects that increase the understanding of, and engagement with, democracy, and encourage women to participate in public life. There will be two bidding rounds during 2018.
Both funds are open to organisations and activity in England only. Each of the devolved administrations has been provided additional funding to celebrate the centenary in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and are making their own arrangements.
To apply for a grant you must register on the system. To register please click here.
SMALL GRANT FUND
Round 2 is now open.
Small Grants Fund Application Timelines:
|Round||Opens||Closes||Latest start date|
|Round 1 Tranche 1 – now closed||07 Dec 2017||07 Jan 2018||Mid-March 2018|
|Round 1 Tranche 2 – now closed||07 Dec 2017||31 Jan 2018||30 Apr 2018|
Round 2 - NOW OPEN
15 Mar 2018
18 May 2018
31 Aug 2018
|Round 3||12 Jul 2018||14 Sep 2018||15 Dec 2018|
Please read the application form, guidance and Frequently Asked Questions carefully before you apply to make sure that you and your project idea are eligible for the fund. There is also a model application form so you can find out what information you need in order to apply. Please use this form for guidance only. You must apply through the application portal.
We aim to let you know the outcome of your application within 4 weeks of submission. Please make sure you apply in sufficient time before the date you need to start your project.
LARGE GRANT FUND
Round 1 of Large Grant Fund for grants between £30,000 and £125,000 IS NOW CLOSED. The closing date was 27 February 2018.
Round 2 of Large Grant Fund will be open around April 2018, for projects between £2,000 and £65,000.