Local organisations are invited to apply for a £10,000 grant to support work that that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls living in Bath and North East Somerset.
Bath Women’s Fund has launched its first grant programme thanks to the collective donations of the pioneering group of women who joined the giving circle in its first year.
The first grant-making theme of ‘Services for Women and Girls’ was chosen through a member vote following an assessment of local needs, informed by Quartet Community Foundation’s Vital Signs research.
Guidance for applicants is available on www.bathwomensfund.org.uk
Expressions of Interest applications are open until 28th February:
Shortlisted organisations will then be invited to submit a full application, which will be assessed to select the final three.
Three organisations will present their projects at a special event in June 2020 when Bath Women’s Fund members can vote for the organisation to be awarded the £10,000 grant. The other two organisations will receive a £1,000 appreciation award.
Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath, said:
“Bath Women’s fund is a unique way to give back to our community. As a founding member I care deeply about the work that fund does, which is so enriching both to the members of the fund, and the organisations they choose to work with. Bath is a special place and so it is no surprise that we are leading the way in innovative approaches to giving back. This is such a great opportunity and I urge all eligible organisations to apply.”
Bath Women's Fund is led by volunteers and hosted by St John’s Foundation so every pound donated by members will be awarded through the grant programmes. All members who join the fund by the end of April will be able to vote on awarding the first grant. Information about events and how to join are available on www.bathwomensfund.org.uk