News Blogs & News Announcing the Black & Minoritised Women's Fund Round 1 Grant Partners Women’s voluntary and community organisations are a cornerstone for sustainable and stable communities, and are crucial to the advancement of equality and women’s rights. Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) is a national charity committed to working towards human-rights by supporting and understanding small specialist women’s groups and charities. Through delivering programmes, creating networking opportunities and by campaigning and influencing decision-makers, the work that WRC does is essential to ensure a diverse and thriving sector that achieves the best outcomes for women. In our survey into the Effect of Covid-19 on the UK Women's Sector, Black and minoritised women’s organisations reported markedly more demand than other organisations in the following areas: emergency basic services; refuge beds; enquiries/signposting and mental health support. 58% of all organisations who completed the survey are a bit or very worried about surviving this crisis. 14% reported being very worried. Organisations outside of London are the most worried WRC is pleased to be able to support the Black and minoritised led-by and for women’s sector (charities and groups that exist to support women) who have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 with the core grants it needs to deliver critical services at this time. As an Intermediary Partner to Comic Relief, we are delighted to announce that the following organisations have received £5,000 core grants to support their vital work. Amadudu Caring and Sharing Rochdale Cassandra Centre Chinese Women In Peterborough Dagenham Bangladeshi Women & Children Dalmar Heritage and Family Development Hawa Trust Limited Inspiring Women Network CIC ItsHerstory CIC Nyasa Daughters of Nottingham Peninim Precious Gems QuestLife Saathi House Sangini Sandwell African Women's Association Severn Angels Housing & Support Sikh Women's Aid Thelma Matilda Alves Foundation Women and Digital Inclusion CIC Women in Development Enterprise Women With Wings CIC Applications for £10,000 grants are now open until 1st October 2021. Find the full guidance on how to apply here.