Womens First Fund

Women First Fund

Smallwood Trust are inviting applications for projects that demonstrate good practice in achieving outcomes for women on low incomes by building their skills, confidence and aspirations to enable them to enter into employment. 

The fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have projects that support their mission of enabling women to become financially resilient. Please note, they are looking to fund existing projects that show evidence of good practice.

In this funding round they are prioritising applications from:

  • Greater Manchester
  • Newcastle, Teesside and other parts of the North East
  • Hull and Humberside
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Sheffield
  • Merseyside
  • Rural communities in Kent, Cornwall, Cumbria, Dorset and Norfolk 

Organisations can apply for grants of £10,000 to £15,000. They expect to award 10 -15 grants in this round.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply please visit https://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/women-first.

The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Monday 4th March 2019.

The successful applicants are expected to be notified in May 2019.

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk


Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.