We were open for applications between November 2021 and January 2022 – we received many more applications than we could fund. A third of these applications were not actually eligible. Primary reasons for ineligibility were failure to meet governance requirements, an income exceeding £1 million and incorrect application of the 25% project cost requirement.
In March this year a panel met to decide our next group of grant partners. This panel included 2 panel members who had previously been funded by us
Why do we call them “grant partners”? We cannot have a positive impact for women and girls in Scotland without groups like this. We need these groups as much as they need funding, it is an equal partnership. Together we will create impact.
I’m delighted to introduce you to the 24 groups, across 15 local authorities, who were successful. We’re looking forward to getting to know these groups over the next few months and seeing all the difference they make.
|Project Description – Summary
|Adventure Circus SCIO
|To fund a series of free circus skills classes for women in Perth to increase fitness and mental well-being.
|Perth and Kinross
|To fund a series of creative workshops for women living in Falkirk. The organisation hopes that the workshops will allow the women to share and explore personal reflections from their trauma, establish meaningful relationships, and learn new skills.
|Amma Birth Companions
|To fund ‘Amma Growth’ a 12-month pilot project that will offer gardening drop-in sessions and monthly workshops in Glasgow for pregnant and postnatal women.
|Broke Not Broken
|To deliver a series of user-led activities for local women. The charity hopes this project will help to facilitate peer support and discussion amongst women, as well as increase the women’s own skills and confidence by having them lead on organising and planning activities.
|Perth and Kinross
|Care for Carers
|To deliver a project that will support women with caring responsibilities. The project will deliver a residential stay to 24 women who require respite and peer-to-peer support.
|City of Edinburgh
|To support the delivery of two ‘No one left out’ courses per month. The course will target women who have experienced domestic abuse and activities will enable participants to discuss their experiences and build confidence.
|Argyll and Bute
|To support a Leadership Program for women in mountain biking. This project will aim to provide a talent pathway for women to gain leadership skills and qualifications in order to increase the number of women participating in Mountain biking.
|HSTAR Scotland SCIO
|To fund a project that will deliver a mixture of individual and group trauma therapy and activities specifically targeting women aged 16 and above.
|To support the creation of a new meeting room which will enable the organisation to deliver a series of meeting for women who a living with or recovering from domestic abuse.
|To fund a practical cookery project in Renfrewshire which will aim to women from different cultures together in a community setting.
|Lochaber Environmental Group
|To deliver a ‘Wheels for Women’ project which will aim to increase women’s participation in biking for active travel and leisure.
|Maryhill Integration Network
|To support a project that will provide eight DIY workshops for women from asylum and seeker and refugee backgrounds in Glasgow.
|North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
|To support a community food project that will aim to promote healthy eating and help to prevent food poverty for 150 women in the North East of Glasgow.
|North West Women’s Centre
|To support the delivery of an art journaling course which will aim to connect vulnerable women in Glasgow city.
|Period Place CIC
|To support a series of virtual, free-period clinics and workshops that will target mothers of young girls from ethnic minority communities.
|Rise Against Abuse Community Interest Company
|To support a ‘Justice Equality for Women and Children Project’ which will support women and their children to recover and move on from domestic abuse and gender-based violence.
|Scottish Women in Sport
|To support a newly envisaged mentorship scheme. The project will look to support 12-15 young women wishing to develop leadership skills and knowledge
|Shaper Caper Limited
|To support a series of employability sessions for 25 women aged 16-30 living in Dundee and Tayside.
|User and Carer Involvement
|To support the delivery of a Hens’ Shed project which will aim to set up new activities for women in Annan, Castle Douglas and Stranraer.
|Dumfries and Galloway
|Vics in the Community
|To support a new project for young single mums which will provide support with budgeting, literacy, form filling, accessing benefits and food, and generally improving their confidence and self-esteem to improve their daily lives.
|Wee Retreat CIC
|To support the running of several, online well-being courses for women aged 18 and above. The project will be entitled ‘Coming Home to Ourselves’ and will feature a series of 10 online foundational workshops.
|Wild Things Scotland CIC
|To fund a series of Nature Connection and Forest School influenced workshops for women who may be experiencing forms of disadvantage or recovering from domestic violence or forms of sexual or sex-based violence.
|To support the presence of a female information worker who will aim to increase the capacity and visibility of the organisation amongst female service users in Glasgow.
|Yusuf Youth Initiative
|– To support the costs of running mental well-being classes for women in Dundee City.