Welcome to the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme
This page is where you will find information about the scheme and how to apply.
About the 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
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.
How to apply
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Round 1 of the Small Grants Fund for grants up to £2,000 is open for online applications from 4th January 2018 to the
closing date on 31st January 2018. Activities planned for the anniversary on 6th February 2018 of the passing of the
law allowing women to vote for the first time will be prioritised under Round 1. If you are applying for activities
that will take place on or around 6th February 2018, please return your application to us by
7th January 2018. This will allow us to process your application and give you an outcome by 16th January 2018.
Please do use the guidance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to plan your activity. 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, all applications
should be submitted through the online portal
Please read the guidance carefully before you apply to make sure that you and your project idea are eligible for the
If you are planning a celebration activity after 30th April 2018 then it might be more appropriate for you to apply for
unding under Round 2 — dates for which will be confirmed in due course.
Round 3 is likely to take place in August 2018.
Keep visiting this site for information on these future funding rounds.
You will be able to apply for between £2,000 and £125,000 under the Large Grant Fund. Depending on the value of the grant
applications received, there will be approximately 30 Large Grants made. Two bidding rounds will be held for the Large
Grants Fund with dates to be confirmed soon.
Over the coming weeks we will provide more information on the timing of the bidding rounds, eligibility criteria and
the types of projects the Large Grants Fund can support. Keep visiting this site to get more information.