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Next round: Gender & Sexual Orientation Partnership Small Grants

Nottingham Women's Centre has reopened its Gender and Sexual Orientation Partnership Small Grant Fund. The deadline for applications for this round is 5pm on Monday 20 September (2021). 

Part of a three year Communities of Identity (COI) funding stream from Nottingham City Council, the fund will provide small grants, of between £500 to £750, to small grassroots organisations in Nottingham (with a turnover of less than £10,000) that are working to improve the lives of women, girls and LGBT+ people in the city.

The funding can be used to carry out short projects or activities that include at least one of the following:

Addressing isolation in the LGBT+ community in Nottingham

  • Including supporting existing work to promote healthy relationships.

Providing safe physical and virtual spaces for women

  • Supporting communities through providing physical and/or online space, particularly women who face increased social isolation or multiple barriers to inclusion.

Empowering women

  • To offer support around crisis, hardship and poverty - this means financial difficulties, or support around practical day-to-day needs.
  • To help women to be heard within mainstream services, partners and organisations, in particular about their needs and issues.

Support for women’s voices

  • Enabling women to challenge cultural stereotypes, championing Nottingham as a zero tolerance city for misogyny and female genital mutilation.

Mental health support

  • Support that complements statutory provision to meet the specific mental health and wellbeing needs of our communities.

Digital inclusion

  • Activity that helps to reduce digital exclusion for our communities, support them to access support, services and activities online.


Please note that projects will need to take into account Covid-19 social and physical distancing guidelines, and safety.

To apply or to discuss whether this grant is suitable for your organisation, please contact Joanne Ratcliffe, Quality and Partnerships Co-ordinator at Nottingham Women's Centre, email grants@nottinghamwomenscentre.com

Upon receipt of your email, the organisation will send out guidance notes and an application form.




Funding and Fundraising
Date Posted: 
Friday, 9 July, 2021

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