Gender and Sexual Orientation Partnership Small Grant Fund

Gender and Sexual Orientation Partnership Small Grant Fund


We are looking for applications for projects and activities aimed at improving the lives of Women, Girls and LGBT+ people in Nottingham. This small grant funding is part of the three year Nottingham City Council Communities of Identity funding stream to Nottingham Women’s Centre and partner organisations.


The grants will support small, grassroots, voluntary organisations (with a turnover of less than £10,000) that work with women and/or LGBT+ people to deliver projects and activities within the Nottingham City Council boundary around at least one of the following:

  1. Addressing Isolation in the LGBT+ community in Nottingham
  • Including support around specific LGBT+ health issues
  • Support around Hate Crime


2. Providing Safe Physical and Virtual Spaces for women and girls

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


3. Empowering Women and girls

  • Around Hardship and Crisis – this means financial difficulties, or need for support and advice around practical day to day needs.
  • Through group or one to one support or training.
  • Around getting their voices and issues better heard and understood by decision makers.
  • Improving and addressing physical health and wellbeing needs for women and girls.


4. Providing activities to complement mainstream mental health provision

  • Specialist group or one to one counselling or activities to improve wellbeing.


How to Apply

To apply please contact Joanne on: to register your interest, we will then arrange a pre-application meeting. Application forms and more detailed guidance will be provided at the pre-application meeting. Grants will be around £500 – £1000

The deadline for applications this Round is Friday 15 December.

As we plan to allocate these grants by the end of January we would like to encourage groups who are planning activities around International Women’s Day and LGBT+ History Month to get in touch with us.


Important dates and numbers for the Christmas period


  • SmaRT Mental Health Helpline: 0800 561 0072 – 24 hours a day at weekends and bank holidays, 9am-5pm Mon-Friday – NOTTINGHAM CITY RESIDENTS ONLY
  • WAIS: Women’s Aid Helpline: 0808 8000 340 – 24 hours 365 days a year, Domestic Violence Specialists (free on Orange, T Mobile, Virgin and Vodafone)
  • Topaz Centre: 0845 600 1588 – sensitive and dedicated service that meets the needs of victims of rape and serious sexual assault. The main office closes on 22nd December at 4:30pm and re-opens on 2nd January 2017 at 9am. The helpline will be available from 10am-1pm on the 22nd December and 10am-12 noon on the 28th and 29th December and can be accessed on either 0845 600 1588 or the Nottingham number 0115 941 0440. More information on
  • Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services (formerly Nottingham Rape Crisis Centre) same details as above
  • The Samaritans: 116 123 – free to call on mobiles or landlines 24 hours a day 365 days a year
  • Framework Crisis Street Homelessness Team: 0800 066 5356 – 24 hours 365 days (use a payphone in an emergency, it’s free! call charges from mobiles may vary

Nottingham Women’s Centre will be closed from 22nd December – 2nd January