Round 1 of the Women’s Urgent Support Fund Round from Smallwood Trust will offer emergency funding for organisations delivering frontline services that are led by, for and/or serving women with an income of £1,000,000 or less. The funding will help them address the increase in demand for priority basic needs of women who are most vulnerable to poverty due to the cost-of-living crisis.

The Women’s Urgent Support Fund is supported by over £3.2 million of National Lottery funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, to respond to the cost-of-living crisis. Thanks to National Lottery players, £3 million will be awarded in grants to 60 small, local community organisations led by and serving women, enabling 20,000 women to access vital specialist support services over five years.

Over two rounds of funding they aim to commit 50% of the grants to projects that support women experiencing racial inequality and/or women with disabilities.

In round one they aim to award c.20 grants from a total funding pot of £1,000,000 to be spent over three years.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 19th May 2023. In Round 1 they aim to award funds quickly in line with the priority needs.

Information correct at the time of publishing.

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