Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK, has opened two new funding programmes as part of its new Justice and Equality Fund.
The Advice and Support programme will invest up to £1 million in total for work in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to increase access to support, signposting and expert legal advice for people who have experienced sexual harassment and abuse. Rosa is also welcoming applications from specialist organisations providing emotional support to survivors. Grants will be between £25,000 and £100,000 for projects lasting up to three years.
The Changing the Conversation programme will offer development grants to eligible organisations to develop a strategic communications network that aims to build the capacity of organisations already working to raise awareness of the impact of harassment and abuse, challenge the current culture of impunity and to prevent both from happening in the first instance. A total of £250,000 will be available to support up to eight specialist organisations.
The fund is open to applications for activities and initiatives that are either:
- Delivered solely by women’s organisations (which are led by, and work predominantly for and with, women and/or girls), or
- Led by women’s organisations, in partnership with others.
The closing date for applications to both programmes is the 30th July 2018.