Rosa’s Rise Fund

Grantmaking charity Rosa has launched the Rise Fund, which aims to invest in the future of Black and minoritised-led women’s and girls’ organisations across the UK.

Throughout the Covid crisis, specialist Black and minoritised-led women’s and girls’ organisations have supported women and girls to deal with long-term and complex issues with tailored and culturally sensitive support. Many of these organisations have said they are now facing a funding cliff edge. Demand for their services has increased and in the context of responding to the Covid crisis, it has been impossible to find the time to address longer-term strategic planning and sustainability.

As we emerge from the pandemic, many of these organisations face uncertain futures.

Rosa’s Rise Fund responds to this need. It will be awarding two-year organisational development grants of up to £40,000 to small organisations led by and for Black and minoritised women which have been established for three years or more, and which have an average income of less than £100,000 per year.

Lisa Raftery, Rosa Trustee and Chair of the Rise Grants Panel said: “I am proud and delighted that we are able to launch the Rise Fund in response to the huge need for sustainability funding among organisations led by and for Black and minoritised women and girls.

“Rosa has a proud history of funding women’s and girls’ organisations which struggle to access funding from elsewhere and which enables them to thrive and grow – after the last two years, the need for the Rise Fund is critical.”

Rosa would like to hear from organisations who seek support in organisational development work relating to areas such as strategy, governance, leadership, alliances and partnerships, funding, demonstrating impact and systems and processes.

For more information, please visit Rosa’s website.

Deadline: 5 pm on Monday 10 January 2022.

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