Women and Girls

The funder collaborations working with women and girls support movements, organisations and projects focused on their unique needs and on working towards achieving equity.



Rosa's vision is of a society in which women and girls are safe, healthy, and have equal opportunities at work, at home and in public life.

Rosa helps to strengthen specialist women’s organisations so they can meet the needs of the women and girls they work with. They do this by bringing in new sources of funding, investing resources into the women’s sector, and building a community of organisations rooted in the power of collective action.

Resources and insights

Women and girls resources


Preliminary Report - Rosa's Covid-19 Response

The report highlights the impact of the pandemic on the specialist women's organisations we funded in 2020, pulling together findings from conversations with organisations in which they share how they used their grant, what they're experiencing right now, and what they need to continue operating. 

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 23:12 | Joanna

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Rosa Covid-19 Response Fund: Insights in Brief

Covid-19 poses a real threat to the sustainability and survival of women's organisations in the UK. Our report with Women's Resource Centre and Women's Fund Scotland found 70% of these already under-funded services fear for their future. This fund gave grants of up to £10,000 to help organisations adapt their services to meet the increased needs of their communities.

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 22:57 | Ab

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on the UK Women's Sector

This report clearly highlights the coronavirus outbreak poses a real threat to the sustainability and survival of these very organisations and a precarious future for the UK’s women’s sector as a whole. Based on survey findings, this report calls for Women’s Resource Centre to lead a national campaign for the protection of the UK women’s voluntary and community sector including the provision of dedicated funding to sustain women’s VCOs throughout and beyond the coronavirus crisis.

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 17:09 | Ab

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2021 COVID Response Plan – International Health Partners (IHP)

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 14:57

The Bishop Radford Trust
Issue area

We believe IHPs model of securing donated medicines means the value of our contributions are multiplied many times over and so have a really big impact. Covid has brought need for greater global equity in access to medicines into clearer focus than ever before, highlighting the need to raise vital funds and awareness for the millions of people living without reliable access to healthcare around the world. IHP is therefore seeking to scale up its works to source needs led medical donations from the healthcare sector to meet the heightened need. The five key goals of IHP’s 2021 COVID response are: 1. To support global efforts to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccination in lower-income countries 2. To provide medicines for the management of COVID-19 symptoms, coinfections and complications 3. To build up underlying health and resilience of targeted communities 4. To widen access to medicines free at the point of use during a time rising unemployment 5. To help health budgets stretch further.

What we're looking for

We would encourage others to join us in supporting IHP, a donation of £10,000 p.a. for the next three years would be enough to enable IHP to source and distribute around 26,000 treatments a year with an estimated total value of around £294,000. By reducing medicine costs this support will free up resources for wider health initiatives. It will also protect poor families from potentially catastrophic healthcare expenditure. The need for more equitable access to medicines is clearer than ever in the face of this pandemic. It would be wonderful if together we can make this a turning point towards making treatment free at the point of use available more widely. Please join us in strengthening health systems at this critical time.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: 2021 COVID Response Plan – International Health Partners (IHP) .

Mental health of young women

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:08

Relating to
Issue area

Improving the mental health of young women, aged 16-25. Focusing on vulnerable young women who face structural inequalities. Prioritising upstream early intervention and preventative work. Looking at gendered approach to the service.

What we're looking for

Please contact us if you are working in or interested in collaborating on funding. 

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Mental health of young women.