Grants to support organisations providing services for vulnerable women


The Women’s Sector Resilience Fund has been created with the support of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to safeguard the vital frontline jobs and support services of women’s organisations that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in England.

Grants of between £20,000 – £30,000 are available to support organisations providing services and support for vulnerable women. Funds can pay for staff salaries, running costs/overheads, project costs and goods and equipment to support the adaptation of frontline services.

Funding is open for organisations across England and will be prioritised for women’s sector organisations and services where the pandemic has hit particularly hard including:

  • Greater Manchester and Lancashire
  • Liverpool and Merseyside
  • West Midlands – Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent and rural Staffordshire
  • East Midlands, including rural Leicestershire and Derbyshire
  • Hull and Humberside, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield
  • Deprived coastal towns and areas such as Blackpool, Hastings and Kent
  • Newcastle, Middlesbrough/Tees Valley, other North East areas
  • London boroughs such as Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets

Priority will be given to organisations supporting and led by BAME women, women with disabilities and financially vulnerable LGBT+ women.

About The Fund

Area: England, especially areas where the pandemic has hit particularly hard.

Suitable for: A charity, social enterprise or other not-for-profit organisation. Unincorporated organisations can apply but must have a governing document or constitution. Your organisation must have an income of £1 million or less.

Funding size: Grants of between £20,000 – £30,000. “We ask you to apply for a grant amount that is proportionate to the size of your organisation.”

Application deadline: The fund now open, applications being assessed on an ongoing basis. Please apply early.

Read more about this funding opportunity.

About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.