The Women’s Fund makes grants to projects across Scotland that support women’s development, self-sufficiency and social economic equality. Established in 2002, the Fund has distributed £2 million in grants to over 700 community groups and local charities run by or for women.
The Fund’s grant making is managed by Foundation Scotland, an independent grantmaker to the voluntary sector in Scotland. The Fund benefits from Foundation Scotland’s robust governance, infrastructure and grant-making expertise.
To support projects across Scotland that promote women’s development, self-sufficiency, and social economic equality. Our vision is of a Scotland that is safe, healthy, prosperous and connected because women and girls have been encouraged and supported to reach their full potential. All members of the community will benefit from the empowerment the Fund brings to women.
The Women’s Fund for Scotland makes grants across four key themes:
- Building skills and confidence
- Improving health and well-being
- Building social networks
- Moving on from violence
Currently, available funds are distributed to grass roots not-for-profit organisations run by or for women working to address these themes.
Grants available between £500 and £5,000.