This is the third year that Rosa, a registered charity, is providing its ‘Voices from the Front Line’ grants programme which offers funding to support charitable advocacy work across Rosa’s four pillars of leadership and representation, safety, health and economic justice.
Rosa ‘resources advocacy, campaigning and activists with lived experience of injustice and inequality – giving voice especially to women facing intersecting disadvantages including race, class, sexuality, disability, poverty or migration status.’
This year, grants of between £500 and £3,000 (an increase from the maximum of £2,000 last year) are being made available to women’s sector voluntary and community organisations in the UK to pay for increasing the skills, capacity, credibility and effectiveness of women who wish to challenge gender inequality and promote awareness and change.
Grants will be awarded for projects that:
- Stimulate debate and amplify women’s voices.
- Raise awareness of one or more of Rosa’s four pillars.
- Influence the public, policy makers, media and/or government.
- Change behaviours, attitudes or policies.
Examples of work that will be supported include:
- Travel costs for a service user to speak at an event or national conference.
- Presentation, media or lobbying training to support organisational advocacy strategies.
- Costs of creating campaign materials, such as posters, infographics or videos.
- Articulating the story of one woman to champion an organisation’s work.
- Making a case to local commissioners for the value of the group's service.
- Meeting costs with local/national government representatives or for planning a campaign.
Creative approaches are encouraged. There is particular interest in hearing from ‘new voices to stand up and take action’.
The deadline for applications is 29 May 2018 (5pm).
Find out more: http://www.rosauk.org/news/voices-from-the-frontline/