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11 March 2019 - Rosa’s Voices from the Frontline Programme Invites Applications for 2019

Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, has announced the fourth round of Rosa’s Voices from the Frontline grants programme.

Established in June 2008, Rosa is the first UK-wide charitable fund specifically aimed at supporting projects that promote justice and equality for women and girls.

Voices from the Frontline supports women’s organisations to shine a light on their fight for gender equality in the UK.

This year, the programme is offering one-off grants of between £500 and £5,000 to women’s sector voluntary and community organisations in the UK to support charitable campaigning work across Rosa’s four pillars (leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice).

The programme aims to:

  • Support campaigning, advocacy and activists working across any one of Rosa’s four pillars
  • Amplify the voices of individual women at the Frontline of grassroots work in the UK
  • Support work which can, long-term, tackle the underlying causes of a problem women face.
  • Nurture talent. Activism driven by inspiring, committed leaders can achieve remarkable results.

The funding is for projects that tackle the root causes of inequalities and injustices, not for work that addresses the symptoms of these injustices.

Grants will be awarded for projects that:

  • Stimulate debate and amplify women’s voices.
  • Raise awareness of one or more of Rosa’s four pillars (leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice).
  • Influence the public, policy makers, media and/or government.
  • Change behaviours, attitudes or policies.

There is particular interest in proposals from women’s organisations that:

  • Address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out the most, including: marginalised populations, BME women, lesbian, bisexual or transgender women and girls, women and girls with disabilities, older women, homeless women, survivors of gender violence, women in prison and ex-offenders, and other underserved and disadvantaged groups of women.
  • Operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas within the UK.

Women's sector voluntary and community organisations in the UK. Although it is not required to be a registered charity, the applicant’s activities must be charitable, legal and for the benefit of women.

Rosa is holding two "How to Apply" webinars to help groups develop their video applications:

  • 27 March 2019 (11am to 12pm)
  • 30 April 2019 (12.30pm to 13.30pm)

Registration is required and can be done through Rosa's website.

The deadline for applications is 14 May 2019 (5pm)

Source: Rosa, 11/03/2019

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