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Grants for Feminist Projects Available in UK and Internationally

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The Feminist Review Trust are offering grants for projects in the UK and internationally that transform the lives of women.

Current Status

Open for Applications

Maximum Value

£ 15,000

Objectives of Fund

The Trust aims to support projects in the UK and internationally that transform the lives of women.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £15,000 are available. However, the Trustees rarely give out awards of this amount.

Match Funding Restrictions

Applicants should bear in mind that they may only be offered partial funding.

Who Can Apply

Individuals and organisations in the UK and internationally are eligible to apply.

Restrictions

Funding is not available for the following:

  • Applications from students to support them on courses of any kind, this includes sub-degree, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates. Nor will funding be available for doctoral fieldwork. Exceptionally contributions of up to £500 may be made to assist a student from a poor country.
  • Applications from academics to fund work which could be funded by more traditional sources of funding. This means that summer projects for US academics are very unlikely to receive funding.
  • Where academics do receive funding, this will not cover overheads, teaching buy-outs or equivalent.
  • Applications to continue doctoral studies. Post-docs can be funded from more conventional sources.
  • Religious groups.

The Trust rarely funds stand-alone research.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is for projects that relate to the Trust’s objectives, which are:

  • To advance the education of the public in the subject of gender.
  • To promote equality of opportunity between women and men in any part of the world.
  • To alleviate poverty and hardship by promoting and advancing good health and education among women in any part of the world.
  • To undertake other charitable purposes.

The Trust will fund the following:

  • Hard to fund projects. Some types of projects are difficult to fund. Typically these projects have no other obvious sources of funding. This might mean, for example, that traditional academic sources are either not interested in the area or that it is an activist project or that it is too feminist for most conventional funding sources. For example the Trust supported the writing and publication of the history of Rape Crisis in Scotland and the translation and updating sections of ‘Women and Their Bodies’ into Arabic and Hebrew.
  • Pump priming activities. This means that the Trust will provide a small amount of funding to help start an activity in the hope that it will then be able attract sufficient funding to continue. For example the Trust funded a project in Argentina to strengthen the capacity of organisations promoting women’s rights and a project to provide audio visual equipment for a feminist social centre in Madrid. In each case these projects have hopefully helped to create a sustainable activity.
  • Interventionist projects which support feminist values. It is often difficult for projects around core feminist concerns such as abortion rights and domestic violence to find funding. The Trust has supported, for example, Asylum Aid (an independent charity workshop with asylum seekers in the UK) to promote its ‘Charter of Rights’ for Women Seeking Asylum. The Trust has also supported the 40th Anniversary Campaign of Abortion Rights in the UK, a documentary about abortion in Trinidad and Tobago and a feminist art studio in Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • Training and development projects: funding for projects which provide training in relevant areas. For example, the Trust has funded English lessons for sex workers in London; leadership skills training for women in the voluntary sector and volunteer training at Glasgow Women’s Library.
  • One off events: the Trust supported Cine25 as part of the celebrations of 25 years of Women’s Studies at the University of York (UK); a seminar for the Lileth Project (a violence against women housing related project), and a workshop on the gender dimensions of Bulgarian Immigration Policy.
  • Dissemination: the Trust will fund the production and distribution of relevant material. Too often work has had a more limited impact than it should because it was not well distributed. For example the Trust has supported the production of a booklet on Asian women’s experiences of higher education in the UK and the distribution of publications by the Rights of Women (a non-profit UK group).
  • Core funding: the Trust realises that many groups struggle to raise core funding. The Trustees are willing to offer core funding to cover staff costs, accommodation etc.
  • Other projects: the Trust may still support an application that does not easily fit into any of the above categories. For example, the Trust has funded a project to capture oral histories of women’s experience of the menopause. Applicants should contact the Trust to discuss eligibility prior to submitting an application.

In 2015, international applications will be particularly welcome in the following areas:

  • Violence against women.
  • Disabled women and girls.
  • Women, sustainability and climate change.

Where projects include a research element, applicants should describe the steps that have been taken to ensure the research will be undertaken in an ethical manner and careful attention should be paid to the costs.

How To Apply

Deadline(s):

2015 deadlines: 31 January 2015; 31 May 2015; and 30 September 2015.

Frequency: Periodic.

Link to guidelines:

http://www.feminist-review-trust.com/

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ESRC Finance Seminar Series: Financing women’s entrepreneurship: Options, strategies and outcomes.

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Register now to attend.

There is now some consensus that women do not lack entrepreneurial ability but gendered disadvantages constrain their accrual of entrepreneurial resources to start and grow their ventures.  A key resource in this process being finance; evidence indicates that women owned ventures are under-capitalised at start-up which in turn, has implications for sustainability and scalability.

Within this seminar we will explore the relationship between gender, women, finance and entrepreneurial activity drawing upon presentations from international researchers, practitioners and industry experts. Outlines for PowerPoint presentations from doctoral students and early career researchers to discuss their research around this topic are invited. Please contact Professor Susan Marlow for details.

Date: Tuesday 15th September 2015
Time: 9.15am registration with light refreshments.
The seminar will conclude at 5.30pm with networking and refreshments to follow.
Venue: The Sir Colin Campbell Building, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU.
Admission: Free. Bursaries are available to support travel costs for presenters, doctoral students and ECR attendees.

Find out more about the seminar and register to attend.

Speakers:

Event chair: Professor Susan Marlow, The University of Nottingham.
Keynote speaker:  Professor Susan Coleman, Hartford University, USA.

Visit the website for more information on confirmed speakers and plenary members.

This event is held in partnership with Bournemouth University and the ESRC.

Women’s Enterprise for Sustainable Communities – Manchester, 4th Nov

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Leaflet for Women's Enterprise for Sustainable Communities Event 4th Nov 2014 12pm-6pmProgramme Schedule

On 4th November 2014, the ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network will hold a half-day event on Developing Women’s Enterprise to Create Sustainable Communities as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science.

Co-sponsored by Manchester Metropolitan University Centre for Business and Society, the event will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School from 12-6pm. Speakers will include specialists in the field of women’s entrepreneurship, covering such topics as life course pathways to entrepreneurship, mumpreneurs, and women’s enterprise far from the labour market. Members of the business community and other non-academic participants are especially encouraged to attend.

Please re-post and share with your networks! Thank you!

Click here to register for the event