The Women's Fund helps local women in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland to overcome disadvantage, support each other and achieve their potential. The fund recognises that women need and want women's only services so that they feel safe, supported and confident when confronted by lack of opportunities, discrimination and abuse.  It therefore awards grants to voluntary and community groups that run successful women's only projects. Support can be provided for specific projects to help groups of women achieve their potential, access information and assistance on social, health and economic issues or benefit from training and support

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.  The deadline is 1st April and full details can be found on the Community Foundation's website.