Our small grant programme offers great financial support to community groups.
The small grant covers a range of costs a project group can face. The groups below were awarded no more than £2,000.
A small grant can fund: management’s salary, staff costs, even development training for staff. Or the money could cover venue costs or be used to purchase marketing and advertising materials to promote the group or to purchase the materials and equipment needed. The list continues: transport costs to take the group members on an outing, volunteer expenses and the cost of recruiting and training volunteers.
Izzy’s Promise used their small grant to purchase computers. The IT equipment allowed Izzy’s promise to offer an online support service to those who have suffered ritual abuse, in addition to their drop in support service and telephone service. Izzy’s promise also introduced IT workshops to teach the women how to set up e-mail accounts and look for jobs online by using the internet.
Dr Bell’s Family Centre used their small grant to provide crèche facilities to enable women to attend workshops. The women can relax knowing their children are in a safe, secure environment. The crèche provides learning through play and helped with the children’s transition into primary school.
The small grant programme is suitable for groups looking to host an event. Renfrewshire Rising applied for a small grant to covervenue and catering costs as well as crèche costs. Cycling UK hosted an event and also used their small grant to cover venue hire, speaker expenses and provided refreshments.
The small grant programme can fund a weekly support service or a counselling service for those struggling with certain challenges such as enduring mental ill health or becoming a young mum.
Summa Flava Hip Hip Dance School in Leith and Dance – Time in Glasgow used their small grant to provide free dance classes to children, which were great fun! Read more about Dance Time.
Uddingston Hockey Club’s small grant covered the coach’s salary, training equipment and advertising costs, which encouraged girls’ to get involved in the sport.
Run It have used their small grant to contribute to the costs of providing free gym memberships and life couching for women who would struggle to afford an expensive gym membership.
Feel Good Women’s group used their small grant to offer additional exercise classes. The funding pays for the fitness instructor’s fees, venue hire, crèche costs and it will also contribute to the administrative and running costs of the group. The group provides women in the area with opportunities for healthy exercise and social interaction.
Women’s Aid Orkney put their small grant to good use by using it to cover the cost of designing, printing and distributing contact cards and informational posters and leaflets to help publicise their support service.
The Women’s Centre Information and Support needed a Women’s Fund small grant to fund their rent, maintenance, insurance, admin and volunteer costs – glad we could help!
Community groups helping to empower women and girls over the age of 12 can benefit largely from a small grant