Resource: Equality and Human Rights Commission Launch £10 Million Funding Programme for Voluntary/Community Sector


The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced a new £10 Million funding programme for the voluntary and community sector.

The programme is organised into a three priority scheme hoping to build capactity where there are currently gaps in local provisions, in which it mentions provisions for women who have suffered domestic violence. A first priority area will fund organisations providing guidance, advice and advocacy services in areas including education, health and employment, as well building capacity where there are gaps in local provision, for example for women who have experienced violence.  A second priority area will support increased co-operation between groups – including ethnic or religious communities – in areas where there are known tensions.

A third priority area is support for legal advice and awareness of legal rights.  This will operate as a separate Programme which is expected to launch in June.

The fund is looking to directly target local and community projects, projects which meet currently unmet needs and inspire long term activity to achieve the goals of the EHRC.

Check the site for more information.


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