The Justice and Equality Fund (JEF) aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects.
Inspired by the campaigners of #metoo, TIME’s UP, Ni Nunca Mas, the #lifeinleggings movements and others, a group of UK-based women from the entertainment industry have come together to challenge the culture that permits people in positions of power to sexually harass and abuse others. Funding for the JEF comes from donations from individuals.
There are 2 programmes currently open for applications:
- Advice and Support: offers grants of £25,000 and £200,000 (with up to £1 million available) for work across the UK to increase access to support, signposting and expert legal advice for people who have experienced sexual harassment and abuse. Applications from specialist organisations providing emotional support to survivors will also be accepted.
- Changing the Conversation: expects to fund up to eight specialist organisations with development grants (there is no set grant limit but the total amount is £250,000) to develop a strategic communications network that aims to build the capacity of organisations already working to raise awareness of the impact of harassment and abuse, challenge the current culture of impunity and to prevent both from happening in the first instance.
Now’s the Time, will open on 3rd August for applications of between £5,000 to £25,000 and on 24 September for larger grants. This programme is seeking ideas, solution, and the best next steps to support a number of different projects, including prevention work, awareness-raising activities, grass-roots activism, and work with groups and communities who might face additional barriers to getting their voices heard, or might be at higher risk of sexual harassment and abuse, to amplify those voices.
Full details can be found on the Rosa website.