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Bath Women's Fund 2023 - Applications Now Open

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

Bath Women’s Fund grant programme is now open to applications. Their 2023 theme is ‘Increasing the resilience of women and/or girls facing barriers, for example, mental health or financial but not limited to these’. Under this theme Bath Women's Fund expect to fund work that builds lasting resilience rather than short-term change

As a Giving Circle, their grants are funded through collective giving by all their members and together they are involved in choosing the theme and choosing which organisation will be awarded the main grant of £15,000. Two other organisations will receive awards of £4,000.

To apply, organisations must have:

ü a charitable purpose

ü a constitution or governing document appropriate to your legal entity. For CICs this must include an asset lock.

ü a board of at least three unconnected trustees, or a management committee with at least three unconnected members, or for a CIC, three unconnected Directors, with no one being a Person of Significant Control. (By unconnected we mean not related by blood, marriage or civil partnership, in a long-term relationship or living together at the same address)

ü a bank account in the name of the organisation with at least two signatories who are not related to one another. If your organisation is struggling to set-up a bank account, consider talking to your local credit union about creating a bank account for your group:

ü all relevant policies (e.g. safeguarding), procedures and insurances in place

ü a track record of working in Bath and the surrounding area (specifically Bath & North East Somerset) with local knowledge and connections.

Further information, guidelines, and eligibility criteria can be found at:

Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest forms is 5 p.m. on Monday 20th February.

Bath Women's Fund also has a short survey to find out more about local organisations and the people involved:

In the build up to International Women’s Day on 8th March, they will also be showcasing local organisations on social media to raise awareness and promote work to support women and/or girls, as well as celebrating inspiring women working in local charities.

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