Local and community based projects which mark 100 years of women’s suffrage can apply for funding from the Scottish Government towards their costs.
Some of the money from the £500,000 Centenary Fund has been allocated but the Small Grants Scheme has funding available and applications are open until 11th May 2018.
You can find out more about the campaign for women’s suffrage in Orkney and throughout Scotland here: The Scottish Suffragettes
And more here: Votes for (Some) Women!
It is hoped that the fund will improve women’s participation in politics and public life.
Angela Constance, Equalities Secretary in the Scottish Government said:
“The Vote Centenary Small Grant Scheme is now open for applications. We are asking local communities to think of creative ways in which they can mark the centenary and I would encourage those that can to apply to the scheme as soon as possible.
“This funding will ensure we pay tribute to the women who fought so hard for the rights that women have today, as well as playing an important part in encouraging the next generation of women leaders.”