New £3.2M Fund launched to Respond to the Cost-of-Living Crisis Facing Women
The National Lottery Community Fund has provided £3.2 million in funding for the Women’s Urgent Support Fund, which will respond to the cost-of-living crisis faced by women in the UK.
The Fund will be administered by the Smallwood Trust, a specialist funder for UK women’s organisations with 136 years of experience tackling gendered poverty. The Fund will award £3 million in grants to 60 local community organisations serving women, allowing 20,000 women to access vital support services over five years.
Round 1 of the Fund will launch in April and will prioritise emergency funding for women’s sector organisations enabling them to respond to the spike in demand for urgent and basic needs from women who are most at risk of poverty.