The Smallwood Trust

Their mission is to enable women to become financially resilient by equipping them with the skills they need to secure a confident financial future. They provide grants to organisations and individuals and work with selected partners to help women overcome financial adversity and to improve their social and emotional well-being


They are inviting applications from women’s groups for projects that are able to demonstrate good practice in achieving outcomes for women on low incomes by building their skills, confidence and aspirations to enable them to enter into employment.

In this funding round they are prioritising applications from:

  • Greater Manchester
  • Newcastle, Teesside and other parts of the North East
  • Hull and Humberside
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Sheffield
  • Merseyside
  • Rural communities in Kent, Cornwall, Cumbria, Dorset and Norfolk


The fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have existing projects that are demonstrating good practice.


They expect to award funds to 10-15 projects at an average size of £10-15k. Funding will be awarded over one year initially. The funds are provided by the Tampon Tax and Smallwood Trust. Further funding will potentially be available from the Smallwood Trust from 2020

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