Aims/priorities: The theme of the 2022 to 2025 fund is women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace.This fund aims to support VCSE organisations who can provide a holistic support offer to assist women experiencing reproductive health issues (for example, menopause, fertility problems, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, menstrual health and gynaecological conditions) to remain in and return to the workplace. The fund aims to align with the Women’s Health Strategy aims for health in the workplace:
- women feel supported in the workplace
- taboos are broken down through open conversation
- employers feel well equipped to support women in managing their health within the workplace
Who can apply? Organisations must
- be not for profit, and either:
- incorporated (this would be a company limited by guarantee and registered with Companies House OR a community interest company OR a co-operative or industrial and provident society OR a social enterprise); or
- have charitable status (registered with the Charity Commission)
Grant amount: The fund will grant fund projects over a period of 3 financial years, until March 2025. Grants between £200,000 to £600,000 per applicant will be available to expand or develop schemes, up to a maximum of £200,000 per financial year. It is anticipated that we will fund approximately 15 to 20 projects and programmes.
Applicants are required to provide a supporting letter from their local statutory commissioner – for example, clinical commissioning group (CCG), sustainability and transformation partnership (STP), integrated care system (ICS), or local authority, and are strongly encouraged to obtain additional funding that supports their project or programme from statutory or non-statutory partners.
Meet the funder webinars
Interested organisations will be able to take part in webinars involving policy leads from the system partners, to hear about the fund and gather further information on what projects and programmes we are specifically interested in funding. A set of Frequently Asked Questions will be generated during the application process and shared online for reference.
There will be 2 webinars, and you are strongly advised to register to attend one. Registration will be limited to one person per organisation, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Webinars will take place on:
- Tuesday 24 May, 2pm to 4pm
- Wednesday 25 May, 2pm to 4pm
To book a place on these webinars, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 9am Friday 5 August
Contact Information: email@example.com