Comic Relief Announces New Fund for Women and Girls in Autumn

Comic Relief has announced that it will deliver in the autumn a new £4 million grants programme which is designed to protect, inspire and empower women and girls in the UK.

Comic Relief recently hosted an innovative round-table discussion exploring how sport can play a role in helping women and girls in the UK tackle the challenges they face and the barriers to fulfilling their potential.

The event at Wembley Stadium brought together key organisations from the Sport for Change and women and girls sectors. The findings will inform a grant programme to be delivered in the autumn to protect, inspire and empower women and girls, which is a key strategic priority for Comic Relief.

Following the launch of the new Comic Relief grants strategy in May 2016, this approach reflects a central priority under the new strategy to ensure people are at the heart of the grant-making process. Specifically, the strategy aims to work in stronger partnerships with funded organisations to co-create initiatives, helping people find their own solutions to the challenges they face.

The new grant programme will be delivered as part of a £4 million fund, created with £3 million from HM Treasury and £1 million pledged by Comic Relief as part of Sport Relief 2016.

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