Merseyside Women’s Fund

Deadline: 4 pm on 20 December 2023.

This fund ​aims​ ​to​ ​support​ ​women​ ​who​ ​are​ ​most​ ​marginalised​ ​to​ ​overcome​ ​barriers that​ ​prevent​ ​them​ ​from​ ​fulfilling​ ​their​ ​potential. ​ The​ ​programme will benefit women and girls, investing in a wide variety of projects, that make a tangible and long-term difference to health, well-being, confidence and social/economic activity, as well as addressing equality gaps.

This​ programme aims to fund ​small​-scale interventions, ​​which​ ​will​ ​make​ ​a​ ​considerable difference to the lives and happiness of women and girls by raising their aspirations and combating the influences that affect their confidence.

Which areas are covered: All boroughs of Merseyside

How much is available:  The maximum amount you can apply for is £7000.

Merseyside budget available: £43,000.

Fund priorities:

To support projects that meet the below themes:

  • Confidence, Aspiration & Self-Belief
  • Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Social Isolation.

Examples of the sorts of projects that may be funded:

  • Supporting women coming out of domestic violence and abuse
  • Providing counselling support
  • Providing access to education and skills
  • Supporting women to start up their own businesses or go into employment
  • Projects to support women to gain confidence and self-belief and have aspirations.

Any special criteria: 

Organisations applying should be women-led, e.g.

  • Founder/CEO


  • Majority of Board of Trustees/Directors/Management Committee

Organisations also need to demonstrate that they have a track record of delivering projects and services for women or that provision for women is a key charitable objective of your organisation.

To learn more and to apply, please click here.

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