VAWG Grassroots Fund

The Mayor Office for Policing and Crime’s (MOPAC) £3m Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Grassroots Fund is open for applications.

The aim of the Fund is to support the resilience of organisations who focus on ending violence against women and girls by providing two-year grants of up to £100,000, capacity building, peer support and networking events. £3m in total is available.

The London Community Foundation (LCF) is managing the programme in partnership with The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) and MOPAC. 

We are holding virtual Meet the Funder events on Zoom in November/December 2020. These are scheduled for 6pm on 3rd December and 12pm on 15th December.

Please register here for the Meet the Funder event on 3rd December.

Background

The VAWG Grassroots Fund is part of MOPAC's wider VAWG strategy, which you can read more about here.  

Research, including that recently commissioned by MOPAC, has found that while the current socio-economic climate has seriously reduced services, the demand for specialist support has continued to grow in terms of both volume and complexity of need. It was also found that Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) services face even more barriers to accessing funding.

Who can apply

The Fund Prospectus is available to download (click on button below or right) and outlines the aims and objectives of the Fund.    

The Fund will prioritise;

  • BME organisations focusing on ending violence against women and girls
  • 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)

A minimum of 60% of funding will be prioritised for grassroots, by and for, BME 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, LBTQ+ women, women with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) and women involved in prostitution. Fund split examples are available for reference (click on button below or right).

To register your interest and check your eligibility for the Fund and request a full application form, please complete the following short survey:

Contact

If you have any questions, or experience any accessibility issues with any documents and need an alternative format, please email the dedicated email address VAWGGrassrootsFund@londoncf.org.uk or call us on 020 3982 8803.

Do also keep an eye on our Twitter page for daily updates using the hashtag #VAWGGrassrootsFund.