Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

There is a £1.5 million government fund, called the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme, that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

This is a great opportunity for Clubs in England to receive funding and hold an event to mark this monumental milestone.

The grant scheme has two types of funds:

  • Approximately 150 Small Grants of between £300 to £2,000 for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote. There will be three bidding rounds during 2018.
  • Up to 30 Large Grants of between £2,000 and £125,000. These will fund projects that increase the understanding of, and engagement with, democracy, and encourage women to participate in public life. There will be two bidding rounds during 2018.

Both funds are open to organisations and activity in England only. Each of the devolved administrations has been provided additional funding to celebrate the centenary in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and are making their own arrangements.


The deadline for round 1 has already passed but there are 3 rounds in total so still plenty of time to apply. The deadline showing in the online portal for the next round is 31st January.

Important Information to Read Prior to Applying:


  • Find out more here
  • You need to apply online – apply here
  • When you apply online you will need to set up an account, this is very quick, then you can ‘Start a new application’