Our Funders

 
STRIPE & STARE  
Stripe & Stare* provided in-kind support of donating underwear and loungewear to women in need such as those fleeing abuse and those in refuges. 

*Stripe and Stare is not a funder but a supporter
 
PEARS FOUNDATION  
The PEARS FOUNDATION awarded a two year grant of £40,000 for core costs starting in 2023. 
 
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL  
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL have awarded a 12 month grant for £9,900 from the Domestic Abuse Community Fund for counselling and caseworker support for abuse victims. This will begin in 2023. Birmingham City Council also provided funding in 2009-2010 (£21100) to produce resources to promote Muslim female role models to raise aspirations. 

 
NHSBT  
In 2023 we were awarded a grant of £10,000 to raise awareness and encourage conversations within the Muslim community especially via Muslim women on registering for organ donation given the shortage of organ donors and the need in these communities. 
 
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY FUND  
After being awarded an Awards for All grant in 2015 to test the idea of a national helpline aimed primarily and Muslim women and girls, we used the evaluation of the helpline to secure a grant through Reaching Communities Lottery Fund to support the national helpline. The grant which started in 1st October 2017 is a five year grant for £498, 286. We successfully applied for further funding and were awarded another 5 years grant starting April 2023 for £499,999.
 
JOHN ELLERMAN FOUNDATION  
In 2023, we were awarded an three year grant £100,000 for core costs. Initially these will be used to support helpline costs until further helpline funding is secured.
 
CHARLES HAYWARD FOUNDATION  
We have received the following grants from the Charles Hayward Foundation:
1) £4000 in 2017 to go towards our culturally sensitive counselling service.
2) £10,00 in 2023 towards our culturally sensitive counselling service and caseworker support for victims of abuse.
 
ROSA  
The following funding has been awarded by Rosa, fund for women and girls:
1) £7000 was awarded in 2023 for campaigning work.
2) £5000 to conduct research between 2014-2015 in Birmingham on female genital mutilation to better understand the local context so it can influence local policy.  

 
SPORTS ENGLAND  
In 2022 we secured a grant from Sports England for £86,700 to set up Walking Groups across England to improve the wellbeing and health of Minority Ethnic women.
 
TUDOR TRUST  
We have been successful at obtaining a 3 year grant from the Tudor Trust as follows: 
1) £100,000  (2022-2025) to strengthen the member portal (MWN Hub)
2) £100 000 (2015-2018) to support our national helpline and to enable recruitment of additional staff and increase opening hours as well as doing some outreach work in Birmingham. The grant is for the following period: November 2015 to October 2018.
 
LLOYDS BANK FOUNDATION  
Lloyds Bank Foundation have awarded us the following grants:
1) £50,000 over tow years beginning 2022 for core costs.
2) £15, 000 over 12months for a Helpline Case Worker  in 2018.
 
AWARDS FOR ALL  
We have received an Awards for All Grant, £10,000 as follows:
1) In 2022 - to provide culturally sensitive counselling
2) In 2019,  to employ a part time Case Worker to provide holistic support to our Birmingham based serve users referred from our MWN (national) helpline.  
3) In 2015, 2015 to contribute towards the setting and operation up of our faith and culturally sensitive national helpline primarily aimed at helping Muslim women and girls.  This has since expanded and grown with the support of other funders.
 
COMIC RELIEF  
We are thankful for the support of Comic Relief for the following grants: 
1) A grant awarded to us for £120,000.00 over 36 months from February 2019. This grant is co-funded from the Tampon Tax Fund through a partnership between Comic Relief and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) 
2) A grant of £30,000 awarded on July 2020 for 9 months to develop a domestic abuse digital tool. 
3) A grant of £84,000 was provided in September 2021 to strengthen our digital capacity. This funding was given by Ministry of Justice via Comic Relief. 
4) An extension of the helpline grant was provided in 2022, with and additional £50,000 awarded.
5) In 2023, a further £15,000 was awarded for MWNUK to choose how the funding was to be used, which was used towards helpline and core costs.
 
ESMEE FAIRBAIRN  
The foundation has awarded us the following grants:
1) In 2020 we were awarded a three year £140,828 for core costs, advocacy and conducting maternity research on Muslim women's experiences as well as supporting the APPG work.
2) In 2017 two year grant of £60,000 was provided to employ two outreach workers one based in the Birmingham Office and the other based in Lancashire.  Their primary role was to disseminate our activist packs containing our information booklets and campaigns videos on different issues to women and third sector groups who could cascade the information further via coffee mornings, meetings and seminars etc. 
 
THE RANK FOUNDATION  
In December 2019, the Rank Foundation awarded MWNUK a grant of £19, 526 as part of its Time to Shine Programme and provided a further £19,640 in March 2021 for another 12months. This programme enables people with skills, talents and ambition to gain work experience full time for up to 12 months. The post funded is the new role of ‘Online Membership Officer’ to support the development of MWNUK’s new member portal: WeRise (www.mwnwerise.co.uk) As part of the programme, the Rank Foundation also offered grantees ‘Action Learning Sets’ to further capacity build its grantees. 

 
HOME OFFICE  
In July 2020, awarded us £15, 764 through its COVID-19 Extraordinary Ministry of Justice Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services.  This funding was for a 6 month period (April to September 2020) for equipment to support working from home and staffing costs to reflect the more complex demands placed upon our organisation.
 
HENRY SMITH  
In 2020, the HENRY SMITH CHARITY has awarded us a 3 year grant of £88.900 towards three years salary and on costs of a Case Worker, plus running costs of a project supporting Muslim women and girls in the West Midlands. Our organisation was amongst the 20% of applicants applying, to get an award.  Previously Henry Smith Charity awarded us a 3 year grant of £88,250 (in 2014) to contribute towards the setting up and operation of a faith and culturally sensitive national helpline primarily aimed at Muslim women and girls.  This helpline has since grown and expanded with the support of other funders.
 
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE CRIME COMMISSIONER  
In July 2020, we were awarded £4900 contribution towards salary of an Outreach Case Worker and culturally sensitive counselling support for victims of domestic abuse. This was awarded through the COVID-19 Extraordinary Ministry of Justice Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Support Services. Previously WMPCC has awarded us through the Victim's Fund: £7500 (Dec 2015 to April 2016) and £4000 (Oct 2017 to May 2018) to provide culturally sensitive counselling to women who have suffered from any type of crime whether reported or not such abuse, violence etc. 
 
FAWCETT SOCIETY  
We have awarded £48, 210 over a three year period beginning October 2019 by the Fawcett Society who are the lead partner in the 'Equal Power Project' to increase political participation of women through a grant awarded by Comic Relief's 'Power Up' fund.  MWNUK will support increasing participation of BAME women.
 
GARDEN COURT CHAMBERS  
We are grateful for GARDEN COURT CHAMBERS supporting us again.  In 2020, we received £2000 for our criminal justice work.  Previously in 2014, they donated £1000 donation, which was used towards producing the report on Muslim Marriage and Divorce in Britain (2016).
 
WANDSWORTH CCG  
Thank you WANDSWORTH CCG for providing £10000 in 2018 for delivering mental health training workshops to BAME communities in Wandsworth and to measure the impact of these to inform future thinking. 
 
MUSLIM HANDS  
We are really pleased to announce that for the first time since our existence that a main Muslim charity will be providing funding towards our work. They will be contributing £10, 000 for the national Muslim Women's Network Helpline Project. They will also be ring fencing an additional £3, 000 for a hardship fund for clients that are destitute and experiencing financial hardship.  Clients will be referred directly to Muslim Hands so women can be provided with emergency support. This one year grant starts on 1st April 2018.
 
BARROW CADBURY TRUST  
Through our helpline work we found that Muslim women faced negative experiences when having to deal with the criminal justice system either victims or offenders. We therefore made an application to the Barrow Cadbury Trust to find out about these experiences and also to provide additional support to these helpline clients. The project will also involve reviewing previous helpline cases and to produce a report with findings and recommendations that can be disseminated to professionals working in the criminal justice system and those deciding policies and practices. We have been awarded a two year grant for £45, 500. The grant starts 1st March 2018.
 
THE JOSEPH ROWNTREE CHARITABLE TRUST  
We would like thank THE JOSEPH ROWNTREE CHARITABLE TRUST for supporting us since 2007 and for their continuous belief and support in our work.  We are grateful for the new 3 year grant that began in April 2018 for £120,000 for core costs.
 
WEST MIDLANDS ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN POLICING  
We are extremely grateful to WMAWP for choosing Muslim Women's Network UK for their chosen charity for 2017. They raised £514 for us at their annual dinner in February 2017. This will go towards helping women and girls! Thank you for your support!
 
CABINET OFFICE  
As part of the Chancellor's March 2016 budget, £12m generated from the tampon tax was put towards a range of women's charities. MWNUK made an application for these funds in February 2016. We were fortunate to be one of the organisations selected for a grant. We have been awarded £113 973 over two years 2016-18 to expand the hours of our national MWN Helpline Service so we also operate in the afternoons Mon-Fri (in addition to the mornings).
 
THE ARCUS FOUNDATION  
Arcus Foundation has awarded us a one year grant (Jan to Dec 2016) of $66000 to work in partnership with Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI). The grant will help strengthen IMI's organisational capacity and help them rent a UK mosque space for one year that operates on inclusive Islamic values  e.g. champions gender justice, recognises the diversity of Muslims by ensuring LGBT inclusion, the importance of disabled access, multi-denominational and welcoming non-traditional families. We are pleased that the Arcus Foundation has recognised this important area of
work. A further grant of $150 000 was awarded to continue the work at IMI from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2019.
 
BUILDING A STRONGER BRITAIN  
We are grateful for the in kind support provided to us through the government's 'Building A Stronger Britain Together' programme. Through this partnership we receive capacity building support across a number of different areas including social media training, communications strategy and campaign development. 
 
FOREIGN OFFICE  
The FCO awarded us £15 000 through their Domestic Programme Fund for continuing to raise awareness of the illegality of forced marriage, its impact and the support available. This will involve working with faith leaders, producing an Urdu resources and resources for young people to challenge forced marriage.  The award is for Sept 2015 to March 2016. Thank you FCO!
 
FORWARD & DEPT OF EDUCATION  
FORWARD chose us as their partner to deliver FGM awareness raising workshops in Birmingham schools aimed at teachers and pupils. The funding has come from the Department of Education.  We have been awarded £18745 for 2015-2016.

 
DCLG  
In 2015, the DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITIES have given us  £14910 to produce resources and deliver 5 forced marriage community events to raise awareness of this issue. So thank you for supporting our work! Previous support from DCLG has included funding in 2008 (Gender 5 day course) and 2009 / 10 (core costs for capacity building).
 
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE  
After donating £1000 towards the produced of a video on CSE (Jasmin's Story) in 2014, WEST MIDLANDS POLICE had faith in us to produced further resources.  They donated £13000 in 2015 to produce awareness raising videos on male attitudes and CSE and on FGM.  The donation will also fund an awareness raising pamphlet and event.  So a big thank you to WMP!
 
BARROW CADBURY TRUST  
We are grateful that the BARROW CADBURY TRUST has recognised the importance of our report Unheard Voices: Sexual Exploitation of Asian Girls and Young Women.  They have awarded £13800 to hold awareness raising events and produce resources in 2014-2015.
 
 

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