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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.



Round 3 of Small Grants Fund (the final round) is NOW CLOSED.

The closing date was 23:59 Tuesday 16 October 2018.

Small Grants Fund Application Timelines:

RoundOpensClosesLatest 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 closed

15 Mar 2018

18 May 2018

31 Aug 2018

Round 3 - NOW CLOSED

04 Sep 2018

16 Oct 2018

15 Dec 2018


Large Grants Fund Round 2 (the final round) is NOW CLOSED.

The closing date was 23:59 Thursday 17 May 2018.

More details are available on the website https://www.womensvotecentenaryfund.co.uk/.

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Register to apply

To apply for a Funding Programme, you must register your details here.

If you have already registered, please log in below.


Please read the Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) available on our website before contacting us. To help us answer your query please state either your application reference number if it relates to an existing application or to which grant fund your query is related (i.e. Small Grant Fund or Large Grant Fund).

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