VAWG Grassroots Fund

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

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

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.

This Fund has a two-stage application process. Please see below for further information on how to apply.

We are holding virtual Meet the Funder events on Zoom in November/December 2020.

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)

Grant size

For individual organisations, two-year grants between £30,000 (£15,000 per year) and £100,000 (£50,000) 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.

Fund split

  • 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).

Deadline

This Fund closed for applications at 12pm on 11th January 2021.

How to apply

This fund is now closed for applications. It had a two stage application process. The first stage was a short survey to help us determine your eligibility for this Fund. Eligible organisations were then invited to complete a full application form.

Please feel free to download and read the Fund Prospectus which gives further information about the fund, details about eligibility and what you can apply for funding for.

Further support

Please take a look at the following documents which will support you in making an application.

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.

If you experience any accessibility issues with any documents, please request an alternative format by emailing VAWGGrassrootsFund@londoncf.org.uk.