The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

6 February 2018

"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." Grants are open to organisations and activity in England only.

Small grants

Approximately 150 small grants of £300 to £2,000 are available for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. There are two bidding rounds remaining in 2018.

  • Round 2 opens on 15 March 2018. The deadline for applications is 18 May 2018.
  • Round 3 opens on 12 July 2018. The deadline for applications is 14 September 2018.

You can review the application questions. To apply, you must use the online form. This will be available from 15 March 2018.

Guidance notes and answers to frequently asked questions from round one are available for reference.

Large grants

Up to 30 large grants of £2,000 and £125,000 are available for 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.

Round 1 is currently open. The deadline for applications is 27 February 2018 (11.59pm).

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

Please read the large grant guidance notes before completing the application form.

Answers to frequently asked questions are available.

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