Women’s Health Community Fund
Despite a lot of momentum and media attention, menopause care remains a taboo and under-served women’s health issue. We believe more action is needed to close the menopause care gap and we need your help!
Would you like to start or improve conversations about menopause in your community? Do you have an idea of how you could do this with some support? If so, this initiative could be for you.
We will be providing small grants to groups and individuals working at a community level to raise awareness and improve education around the menopause. We will give successful applicants the support and resources needed to turn their ideas into positive action.
The Women’s Health Community Fund will provide resources to individuals and groups in under-served communities with a specific focus on those from lower income families, ethnically diverse communities, those with disabilities and LGBTQ+.
We believe you know how best to provide menopause education and support for your community, so we want to hear your ideas and how we can help. Here are a few examples of activities to give you a sense of the type of thing we’d fund:
Example 1: I'm part of/lead a community group and can see that menopause is a impacting some of my peers. I'd like to host a series of events - perhaps a coffee morning or a fun activity - where my group can come along and learn more about this time of life. I would need funds to make some promotional flyers, pay for a space to meet, refreshments and materials for the group.
Example 2: I’m a hairdresser and I often talk to my clients about their health issues, but it would be great to host an event that brings more awareness and brings others together. I’d like to host a small event at my salon to raise awareness of menopause. I’d like funds to be able to pay for a speaker, some refreshments and leaflets.
Please note: This is a pilot programme running for 6 months. We will fund up to £2500 per project across the 6 month period, as outlined in the budget. Projects are taken on a voluntary basis and we cannot pay salaries, however we will cover all reasonable expenses incurred from running the project.
2023 application timeline
Applications open: Monday 26 June 2023
Application deadline: Sunday 16 July 2023
Application outcome: Friday 28 July 2023
Awards start: Monday 7 August 2023
There are various ways to complete your application process.
- You can fill out the form on our web page below.
- Download and print our application form and post it to Wellbeing of Women, 10-18 Union Street, London SE1 1SZ or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 020 3697 6344 to schedule a time to answer the questions over the phone and a member of our team will fill out the application form for you.
Applications have now closed.
The winners will be notified on the 28th July 2023.
Thank you to everyone who applied.