Comic Relief Invites Proposals for New Funding Programme (England)

The Supporting and Sustaining Specialism Funding Programme is administered by Comic Relief in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The £1.2 million fund has been made available through a grant from the Tampon Tax Fund.

Grants of between £30,000 and £250,000 are available for 12-15 months of service delivery (July 2021 to September 2022). It is expected that around 15 grants will be made.

The funding is for established work meeting one or both of this programme’s aims:

  • Improve access to quality services and support for Black and minoritised women and girls who are experiencing, or at risk of, violence and abuse.
  • Improve understanding of the needs of and effective responses to violence and abuse against Black and minoritised women and girls.

There is particular interest in proposals that support women and girls from a range of different communities as well as proposals focussed on supporting a specific community (eg, the East African community, the Bengali community).

Proposals can also address the current gaps in funding:

  • Women seeking asylum
  • Migrant women
  • Women with no recourse to public funds
  • Disabled women
  • Young women
  • Older women

Proposals reaching women facing multiple barriers to social justice will also be considered.

The funding can be used to cover specific project activities and core costs that can be evidenced as directly related to the proposed project.

The deadline for applications is 5 March 2021 (12 noon).


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