Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

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 scheme is now closed.

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.

Both funds were 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.

Small Grants

The Small Grants Fund is now closed to applications.

For further information on the Small Grants Fund projects funded to date, please download the Excel spreadsheet in the links section below.

Large Grants

The Large Grants Fund is now closed to applications.

For further information on the Large Grants Fund funded projects, please download the Excel spreadsheet in the links section below.

Other Grant Schemes

It is likely that other grant schemes are now closed. For the most up-to-date information, please check the relevant website.

Wales

Welsh Government’s Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme is now closed for applications.

For more information click here.

Scotland

The Scottish government has announced a £500,000 grant scheme for the centenary. We will provide more details when they are available.

For more information click here.

Northern Ireland

There are no current plans for a grant scheme.

The Isle of Man

The Isle of Man first gave women the vote in 1881 so will not be celebrating the centenary this year.

Contact Us

To help us answer your query, please state your application reference number if it relates to an existing application. You can find this on the application portal in the format ‘SGFR2\xxxxxx’. If you do not have a reference number, please state in your email to which grant fund your query is related (i.e. Small Grants Fund or Large Grants Fund).

Email: womensvotecentenaryfund@ecorys.com