FAQ

Who are we?

WRC is the leading national umbrella organisation for the women’s sector, working towards linking all aspects of the women’s movement. We stand by, support and encourage individuals, groups and organisations to stand with us in our struggle to end gender-based discrimination.

What is unique about the WRC?

We are the leading organisation that works with a diverse range of hundreds of local and national organisations in the women’s sector that are led by grassroots providers of women’s services. We can signpost you to any services that are specific to your needs.

In what practical way can WRC help my organisation?

The WRC development team helps organisations with capacity building by providing affordable training in specialist subjects such as fundraising, writing funding applications, business planning, forming partnerships and how to build relationships with your local commissioning unit. We also offer bespoke one-to-one mentoring, face-to-face, by phone or email.

Our policy team specialises in what is needed to build substantive equality for women and offers training, briefings and one-to-one support in building political and technical processes for equality – from influencing shifts in organisational culture and ways of thinking, to developing and using tools to measure impact, social value and demonstrating the gender impact of particular policy or service delivery.

Why become a WRC member?

WRC membership helps you build and further strengthen your network by introducing you to other women’s organisations nationally and local to your area.  We are your first point of call for all the information you need about the women’s sector nationally.

Your membership will enable WRC to support organisations that urgently need help with capacity building in order to be able to continue to provide the vital and much needed grassroots services that they are skilled to deliver in the women’s sector

Your contribution is an act of solidarity, which demonstrates that as a sector we are united in bridging the gap between policy, application and action on the ground for all women.

Will I get any membership discounts or FREE benefits?

YES. All women’s organisations can join for free and receive our monthly e-newsletter, with women’s organisations with annual turnover under £30,000 eligible for full FREE Gold membership. There is an exclusive Gold membership discount of 50% off all training and one-to-one mentoring sessions. Also ‘Silver Members’ will receive one half day training for FREE and ‘Gold Members’ will receive one full day training and two hour bespoke mentoring session for FREE.

Can I benefit from WRC membership from anywhere in the UK?

Yes! In addition to the main training days in London, WRC provides regional events and activities.  A members’ login area with exclusive access will soon be introduced on the WRC website members’ page. This enables members who are unable to travel to certain events, the opportunity to download some of the training and other exclusive members’ only material.

Is WRC membership accessible to all?

Yes! Our affordable membership fees are based on your organisation’s income, and you do not have to be a women’s organisation to join, as long as you subscribe to our values.
There are three different levels of membership with certain benefits allocated to each category making it accessible to not only women’s organisations, but also to individuals and students, with various levels of income.