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The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) are re-launching the £3m MOPAC Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Grassroots Fund for 2023 – 25.
The MOPAC VAWG Grassroots Fund 2023-25 builds upon the success of the initial £3m fund which was awarded to 41 richly diverse organisations (2021 – 23).
The fund will continue to focus on supporting the resilience of organisations working to end Violence Against Women and Girls in minoritised and marginalised communities. Two-year grants of up to £100,000 will be provided, as well as capacity building, networking opportunities and monitoring support.
What can the fund support?
Organisations interested in applying will need to ensure that they meet The London Community Foundation’s core eligibility criteria. It is worthwhile checking this before starting an application. For example, organisations with overdue monitoring with The London Community Foundation will not be eligible.
Eligible organisations are advised to read the Fund Prospectus which outlines the background, objectives and commitment requirements of the MOPAC VAWG Grassroots Fund Programme. The Prospectus is available to download (click on the button below or on the top right hand side of the screen).
The Fund will prioritise;
- Black Minority Ethnic organisations focusing on ending VAWG
- Women's community organisations where delivery services aimed at ending VAWG is the main focus
- Specialist community organisations (e.g. disability rights groups, providing services aimed at ending VAWG)
Size of Grant:
For individual organisations, two-year grants between £30,000 (£15,000 per year) and £100,000 (£50,000 per year) are available.
Partnerships of up to three organisations can apply for two-year grants of up to £120,000 (£60,000 per year) for the partnership.
A minimum of 60% of funding will be prioritised for led by and for, Black Minority Ethnic specialist organisations.
A maximum of 40% of funding is for specialist grassroots community organisations who provide services for marginalised and minoritised groups such as disabled women, LGBTQ+ women, women with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) and women involved in prostitution and exploitation.
Source of funding:
The fund receives funding from The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
How to apply:
- Check you meet The London Community Foundation’s core eligibility criteria (opens in a new window)
- Read the Fund Prospectus
- Complete an application form by clicking here. If you require a different format, please contact us.
This fund closes for applications at 12 noon on Wednesday 30th August.
If you have any questions, or experience any accessibility issues with any documents and need an alternative format, please email VAWGGrassrootsFund@londoncf.org.uk or call us on (0)20 7582 5117.
Do also keep an eye out for updates on our Twitter or LinkedIn pages (using the hashtag #VAWGGrassrootsFund).