Small grant applications now open: Gender and Sexual Orientation Partnership

We are looking for organisations to work with us on improving the lives of Women, Girls and LGBT+ people in Nottingham. We want small, grassroots organisations (with a turnover of less than £10,000) to apply for our small grants to do short projects or activities that include at least one of the following:


  • Addressing Isolation in the LGBT+ community in Nottingham
    Including supporting existing work to promote healthy relationships.

  • Providing Safe Physical and Virtual Spaces for women
    Support communities through providing physical and/or online space, particularly women who face increased social isolation or multiple barriers to inclusion.

  • Empowering Women
    To offer support around crisis, hardship and poverty – this means financial difficulties, or support and advice around practical day to day needs.
    To help women to be heard within mainstream services, partners and organisations, in particular about their needs and issues.

  • Support for Women’s Voices
    Enabling women to challenge cultural stereotypes, championing Nottingham as a zero tolerance city for misogyny and female genital mutilation.

  • Mental Health support
    Support that complements statutory provision to meet the specific mental health and wellbeing needs of our communities.

  • Digital Inclusion
    Activity that helps to reduce digital exclusion for our communities, support them to access support, services and activities online).


Please note that projects will need to take into account Covid-19 social and physical distancing guidelines, so we expect most projects for this grant funding round to be online or virtual.


How to Apply

To apply please contact Joanne on: [email protected] . We will then arrange a telephone call or online meeting to discuss your project and talk through the application form. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to chat through whether this grant is suitable for you, we are more than happy to help you with this process and discuss ways we can work together.

Application forms and more detailed guidance will be shared at our meeting. Grants will be around £500 – £750. The deadline for applications this round is 5pm on Wednesday November 11th 2020


This small grant funding is part of three year Nottingham City Council Communities of Identity funding stream to Nottingham Women’s Centre and partner organisations.