The Safety of Women at Night Fund is designed fund initiatives focused on preventing violence against women and girls in public spaces at night, including:
o In the night-time economy (economic activity taking place in the evening and night time).
o In venues, and
o On related routes home
The main aims of the fund are to:
o Reduce incidents of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in public spaces at night, including in the night-time economy.
o Reduce the fear of VAWG and improve feelings of safety in public spaces at night, including in the night-time economy, and to
o Build an evidence base for what works in improving women’s safety in public spaces at night, including in the night-time economy.
Grants of up to £300,000 with no matched funding requirement are available to eligible organisations (see list above) for projects in England and Wales.
The guidance to applicants can be found on the Home Office website. The guidance covers:
o Application process.
o Consultation requirements
o Eligible activity.
o Evaluation, and the
o Funding timeline.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 23:59 on 1 September 2021.