Final Report: Women’s Sector Resilience Fund

28 May 2021

We are pleased to release our latest report on the Women’s Sector Resilience Fund supported with funding from DCMS.

We will provide further information on Phase 2 of the Fund over the summer.

You can view our Final Report on the DCMS funding here.

The fund was created as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help women’s sector organisations survive and continue providing vital services.

The analysis reveals that 41,000 women have been supported through these grants, with a total of £2m being awarded since November 2020. In total, 83 grants were awarded with 73% of these organisations being women-led.

Paul Carbury, Chief Executive of the Smallwood Trust, said: “This report highlights the importance of the women’s sector and how the funding helped their response to the pandemic during such a difficult time for frontline organisations and their beneficiaries. We are building on our learning from the emergency phase and aim to launch additional programmes this year for longer-term funding.”

For more detailed statistics on the Women’s Sector Resilience Fund please click here.

Our previous COVID-19 analysis can be viewed here.