The Spirit of Women Changemakers Small Grants Programme (UK)
The Fawcett Society, which is one of the UK's leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights has launched the Spirit of Women Changemakers Small Grants Programme. The Spirit of Women Changemakers small grants programme has been launched to mark and celebrate the centenary of the iconic moment in 1918 when women first won the right to vote. Changemakers will fund projects that creatively challenge the damaging gender norms and stereotypes which continue to limit women's freedom to express themselves and live as the lives they choose. The programme will offer grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to organisations to deliver new projects which offer creative, cultural, sporting or volunteering responses to the following challenges:
- Improving women's body confidence and challenging objectification in all areas of life, including in personal relationships; and
- Challenging traditional gendered caring roles and the undervaluing of care.
The Fawcett Society welcome applications from a range of organisations including, but not exclusively, registered charities and community interest companies. The deadline for expressions of interest is 22nd December 2016.