We are pleased to announce the second round of Rosa’s Voices from the Front Line programme which supports women’s organisations to shine a light on their fight for gender equality in the UK, by resourcing advocacy and activists with lived experience of disadvantage.
The programme offers grants between £500-£2,000 to support charitable advocacy work across Rosa’s four pillars: leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice. Rosa has already compiled compelling evidence of the need for change to move closer to social justice and equality for women in the UK and we are looking for new voices with direct experience to stand up and take action.
- The programme aims to:
- Support advocacy and influencing work across any one of Rosa’s four pillars
- Amplify the voices of individual women at the front line of grassroots work in the UK
- Support work which can, long-term, tackle the underlying causes of a problem and create change
- Nurture talent. Advocacy driven by inspiring, committed leaders can achieve remarkable results
- What do we mean by advocacy?
We envisage supporting a range of organisations, from those who are just beginning to make their voices heard, to those looking to begin to catalyse change at a higher level. We hope to support projects which:
- Stimulate debate and amplify women’s voices
- Raise awareness of one or more of Rosa’s four pillars
- Influence the public, policy makers, media and/or government
- Change behaviours, attitudes or policies
- What sort of work will be supported?
The money can be used to pay for increasing the skills, capacity, credibility and effectiveness of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change. Creative approaches are encouraged, examples of the work we will support include:
- Coaching or travel costs for a service user to speak at an event or national conference
- Presentation, media or lobbying training to support organisational advocacy strategies.
- Costs of creating campaign materials, such as posters, infographics or videos
- Articulating the story of one woman to champion an organisation’s work
- Making a case to local commissioners for the value of your service
- Meeting costs with local/national government representatives or for planning a campaign
- How much can I apply for?
Grants of between £500-£2,000 are available and we expect to support up to 25 projects in 2017/18.
- Who can apply?
If you meet of the following requirements, you can apply for a grant:
- You are a women’s sector voluntary or community organisation. You do not have to be a registered charity, but your activities must be charitable, legal and for the benefit of women. We will review your organisation’s constitution, website and management committee in light of this.
- You have a written governing document, e.g. a constitution or set of rules
- You have a governing body with at least 3 unrelated members
- You have a UK-based bank or building society account in the name of your organisation
- Your bank or building society account has at least 2 unrelated signatories
- You have been active for at least one year and can produce annual accounts for a whole year.