Black & Minoritised Women's Fund

15 September, 2021

Women’s voluntary and community organisations are a cornerstone for sustainable and stable communities, and are crucial to the advancement of equality and women’s rights.

Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) is a national charity committed to working towards human-rights by supporting and understanding small specialist women’s groups and charities. Through delivering programmes, creating networking opportunities and by campaigning and influencing decision-makers, the work that WRC does is essential to ensure a diverse and thriving sector that achieves the best outcomes for women.

Ten months on from our last survey and having now endured three national lockdowns, we wanted to see how women’s organisations across the UK were faring. We asked what the respondents considered to be their top three pressing challenges at this point in the pandemic. The top two priorities were related to supporting service users (trying to meet increased demand for services and dealing with their more complex needs) and thirdly, organisational survival, namely funding issues post March 31st.

Black and minoritised women’s organisations reported markedly more demand than other organisations in the following areas: emergency basic services; refuge beds; enquiries/signposting and mental health support. 58% of all organisations who completed the survey are a bit or very worried about surviving this crisis. 14% reported being very worried. Organisations outside of London are worried the most

WRC is pleased to be able to support the Black and minoritised led-by and for women’s sector (charities and groups predominately working with women) who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 with the core grants it needs to deliver critical services at this time.

Read the application guidance in full before applying.

Applications must be submitted electronically by the deadline date and time.

The application deadline is 3pm on 1st October 2021.

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