National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

15 January 2018

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

YFC County Federations or YFC Clubs can consider if there is a project that could be run using this type of funding.

The grant scheme has two types of funds:

  1. Approximately 150 Small Grants of between £300 to £2,000 for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018.
  2. Up to 30 Large Grants of between £2,000 and £125,000. These will fund projects that increase the understanding of, and engagement with, democracy, and encourage women to participate in public life. There will be two bidding rounds during 2018.

Both funds are open to organisations and activity in England only. Each of the devolved administrations has been provided additional funding to celebrate the centenary in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and are making their own arrangements.

How to apply

Small Grants

To apply online please click here.

Round 1 of the Small Grants Fund for grants up to £2,000 is open for online applications from 4th January 2018 to the closing date on 31st January 2018.

Activities planned for the anniversary on 6th February 2018 of the passing of the law allowing women to vote for the first time will be prioritised under Round 1. If you are applying for activities that will take place on or around 6th February 2018, please return your application by 7th January 2018. This will allow the processing of your application and give you an outcome by 16th January 2018.

Please do use the guidance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to plan your activity. There is also a model application form so you can find out what information you need in order to apply. Please use this form for guidance only, all applications should be submitted through the online portal here.

Please read the guidance carefully before you apply to make sure that you and your project idea are eligible for the fund.

If you are planning a celebration activity after 30th April 2018 then it might be more appropriate for you to apply for funding under Round 2 — dates for which will be confirmed in due course.

Round 3 is likely to take place in August 2018.

Keep visiting this site for information on these future funding rounds. 

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