Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

About the Grant Scheme

Large Grants Fund now open for applications

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.

How to apply for Large Grants

Round 1 of the Large Grant Fund for grants between £30,000 and £125,000 is open for online applications.

The closing date is February 27 at 23.59.

Please CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE.

Round 2 will be open around April 2018, for projects between £2,000 and £65,000.

Keep visiting this site for information on these future funding rounds.

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.

Please read the guidance carefully before you apply to make sure that you and your project idea are eligible for the fund.

How to apply for Small Grants

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.

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 15 Mar 2018 18 May 2018 31 Aug 2018
Round 3 12 Jul 2018 14 Sep 2018 15 Dec 2018

Keep visiting this site for information on these future funding rounds.

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.

Please read the guidance carefully before you apply to make sure that you and your project idea are eligible for the fund.

You will be able to apply online when Round 2 opens on 15 March.

Other Grant Schemes Open for Applications

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme - ‘Celebrating Women in Wales’

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme in Wales will provide grants of between £500 and £20,000 to third sector organisations, community organisations and community groups, for projects and/or events which will mark the 100th anniversary.

For more information click here.