The Women’s Fund for Scotland (WFS) is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls across Scotland. The Women's Fund for Scotland raises money from individuals and organisations, which is then distributed through grants to charities and community groups working with and for women.
Since its launch in 2002, the fund has been supported with funding from the Scottish Government Equalities Unit and has awarded more than one million pounds in grants to over 500 projects, supporting the development, self-sufficiency, and economic and social equality of Scotland’s women.
Building skills and confidence
Giving girls and women the opportunity to realise their ambitions is crucial at a time when unemployment is falling for men but rising for women.
Dress for Success
The Libertie Project
Moving on from violence
With one in five women in Scotland experiencing domestic abuse at some point in their lives we have decided to invest in this area to enable women to recover their confidence and rebuild their lives.
Scottish Churches Housing Action
Improving health and well-being
In Scotland we know that a woman from the least deprived areas can expect to live 7.5 years longer than a woman in Scotland from the most deprived communities this is why inspiring girls and women to embrace healthy lifestyles and overcome illness or disability is important
Glasgow Girls FC
Building social networks
As one in four women in Scotland will require treatment for depression at some point in their lives bringing girls and women together to share skills and support each other is a crucial element in helping them to cope.