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Grants for organisations working with women

The Feminist Review Trust is accepting applications until the 31 January 2018 for projects in the UK and internationally that support women. In 2018 the Trust will particularly welcome applications from non-OECD countries in the following areas:

  • Lesbian and transgender rights
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Disabled women and girls

The Feminist Review Trust will fund:

  • Hard to fund projects – 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 they 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.
  • Interventionist projects which support feminist values – for example core feminist concerns such as abortion rights and domestic violence.
  • Training and development projects
  • One off events
  • Dissemination
  • Core funding

Grant size

The maximum value of any individual award is £15,000.


31 January 2018

How to apply

In order to apply applicants need to download the application form here and email it to administrator@feminist-review-trust.com when completed.

Decisions about Awards are made by the Trustees. The Trustees meet three times each year.

For further details and to apply please visit the Feminist Review Trust.

Internet Freedom Fund

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is open for applications for its Internet Freedom Fund, a primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centred projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks.

Applications should focus on the following:

  • Creating new open source circumvention technologies that fill a current need of targeted users; 
  • Improving the security, usability, and adaptability of existing open source internet freedom technologies; 
  • Providing new or deeper insights into the challenges of front-line communities that ultimately contribute to the improvement of technological solutions; 
  • Projects that emphasise applied research; 
  • Research that focuses on real-time monitoring and analysis of both technical and political threats to internet freedom, including network interference and shutdowns; 
  • New content redistribution methods able to reintroduce content behind firewalls, or similar services; 
  • Making targeted communities more resilient to digital attacks via customised solutions; 
  • Creating new open source circumvention technologies that fill a current need of targeted users; 
  • Next-generation tools that move beyond traditional “cat-and-mouse” circumvention techniques.

Grant size

Candidates can apply for up to $900,000 and no less than $10,000 for a year long contract.

OTF awards are performance-based contracts signed directly with the applicant. 

Project duration

OTF awards are generally 6 to 18 months in duration.

From time to time, OTF may consider requests to extend existing contracts. 

Eligibility criteria

Ideal applicants are making use of, support, or develop open and accessible technologies promoting human rights and open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks. In addition, ideal applicants meet one or more of the following:

  • Individuals of all ages irrespective of nationality, residency, creed, gender, or other factors, with the exception that OTF is not able to support applicants within countries that the United States has trade restrictions or export sanctions as determined by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC);
  • Non-profit organization/non-government organization, including U.S.-based NGO, PIO, or foreign NGO;
  • Non-profit university or research institution in any country;
  • For-profit organization or business in any country;
  • Consortia of multiple people or organizations with one individual or organization designated as the lead applicant;
  • Have demonstrated experience administering successful projects, preferably targeting the requested program area, or similarly challenging program environments where OTF reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations;
  • Ideal applicants should not duplicate or simply add to efforts supported by other USG funding programs;
  • Ideal applicants must not reflect any type of support for any member, affiliate, or representative of a designated terrorist organization, whether or not elected members of government.


Next deadline for concept notes is 1 January 2018.

How to apply

The application process has two stages:

  • Concept note – accepted on a rolling basis, with submission rounds closing every two months
  • Full proposal – if your concept note is accepted, you will be invited to submit a full proposal.

For further details and to apply please visit Open Technology Fund.


Sport England funding for projects focusing on people in lower socio-economic groups

Sport England launched a £3 million fund on 6 September to support projects that tackle inactivity and economic disadvantage. Grants will be made to projects that use sport and physical activity to support positive social change for communities and individuals in lower socio-economic groups.

Through this fund, Sport England aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Support inactive people from lower socio-economic groups to be more active, doing more than 30 minutes of physical activity per week
  • Show how being more active can have wider benefits within people’s daily lives, for example, enjoying time together with family and friends, generally feeling better, or managing stress
  • Understand why individuals within lower socio-economic groups are not active and what would help them to change this.

Grant size

The Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund will be split between two funding pots, which will provide three grant levels:

  1. Grants of between £25,000 and £500,000 for projects aimed at people who have little take-home pay, some qualifications and are in employment. 
  2. Grants of between £25,000 and £100,000 for smaller projects that focus on people who are far less likely to have a steady income, or any income at all, and who live less ordered lives with additional challenges.
  3. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support smaller scale activities which benefit both types of beneficiaries.

Eligibility criteria

Expressions of interest will be accepted from a wide range of organisations including non-sports organisations that have not worked previously with Sport England as long as the show a good understanding of lower socio-economic individuals and communities.


Expressions of interest for awards greater than £25,000 and applications for a small award will need to be completed and submitted by 5pm on 6 November 2017.

How to apply

Applications for projects over £25,000 will follow a two-stage process. Initially, organisations will need to complete an expression of interest. Following assessment, successful organisations will then be asked to provide more information.

Small award for between £1,000 and £10,000, you will need to follow a separate, more streamlined, one-stage process.

For further information and to apply, please visit Sport England.