Small not-for-profit organisations and charities registered in the UK; one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI, or in a country considered to be of high or moderate fragility, can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 through the Jo Cox Memorial Strengthening Grants Programme.
The programme helps to further women’s social, economic and political empowerment; and to combat identity-based violence. To be eligible the applicant organisation needs to have an annual income of less than £500,000 and the funding is available for projects of 2-3 years.
The grants will be made across 2 thematic areas:
Theme 1: Women’s social, economic and political empowerment through supporting women-led civil society. This thematic area will support civil society to take an integrated approach to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls – to tackle the combined and simultaneous disadvantages girls and women experience – in different areas and at different times of their lives. This will include contexts where space for these civic actors is closing or at risk.
Theme 2: Strengthening civil society capacity for early prediction of identity-based violence including mass atrocities; and amplifying and supporting response to early warnings in order to prompt timely and effective interventions that prevent escalation and better protect populations from the threat of violence.
Applying for a Jo Cox Memorial Strengthening grant is a 1 stage process – the submission of a detailed concept note.
The closing date for submitting these is 5 pm on Wednesday 13 June 2018.