Smallwood Trust – Women First Fund – Deadline 5pm on Monday 4th March 2019.


We are inviting applications for projects that are demonstrating good practice in achieving outcomes for women on low incomes by building their skills, confidence and aspirations to enable them to enter into employment.

The fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have projects that support our mission of enabling women to become financially resilient. We are looking to fund existing projects that are evidencing good practice.

In this funding round we are prioritising applications from:

  • Greater Manchester
  • Newcastle, Teesside and other parts of the North East
  • Hull and Humberside
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Sheffield
  • Merseyside
  • Rural communities in Kent, Cornwall, Cumbria, Dorset and Norfolk

Organisations can apply for grants of £10,000 to £15,000. We expect to award 10 -15 grants in this round.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply please visit

The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Monday 4th March 2019.

The successful applicants are expected to be notified in May 2019.


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