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Safety of Women at Night Fund application process

Funding available for interventions which focus on preventing violence against women and girls in public spaces at night, including in the night-time economy.

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Safety of Women at Night Fund: guidance to bidders

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Details

The Safety of Women at Night Fund will fund initiatives focused on preventing violence against women and girls in public spaces at night, including:

  • in the night-time economy (economic activity taking place in the evening and night time)
  • in venues
  • on related routes home

The fund will be open to:

  • police and crime commissioners in England and Wales
  • local authorities
  • the British Transport Police
  • civil society organisations (charities, community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises and cooperatives)

Aims of the fund

The main aims of the fund are to:

  • reduce incidents of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in public spaces at night, including in the night-time economy
  • reduce the fear of VAWG and improve feelings of safety in public spaces at night, including in the night-time economy
  • build an evidence base for what works in improving women’s safety in public spaces at night, including in the night-time economy

Guidance to bidders

The guidance to bidders covers:

  • eligibility
  • consultation requirements
  • eligible activity
  • evaluation
  • funding timeline
  • application process

Bidding period

Bidding organisations can find information on making bids on the Contracts Finder portal.

The deadline for submitting bids is 23:59 on 1 September 2021.

Published 21 July 2021
Last updated 16 February 2022 + show all updates
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