Funding from The Feminist Review Trust
A grant from the Feminist Review Trust will support the development of a unique feminist, anti racist model of consortia: The London Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium. The consortium is a partnership of 22 organisations in London which work across all forms of gender based violence including programmes for perpetrators. The consortium has successfully bid for funds to deliver much needed front line services along with an element of training for staff working in the organisations. The consortium has a strong vision to improve the way partnerships and consortia are developed.
The Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) will be documenting the consortium’s processes and decision making and compiling this into a ‘how to’ best practice guide for feminist and inclusive organisations to adopt and implement. A Case Study describing the approach used and the learning gained together with template documents for others seeking to do similar work will be disseminated widely including on the WRC website and published in the WRC Source magazine which reaches over 500 organisations nationally.
The Women’s Resource Centre hopes this work will pose a viable feminist alternative to competitive tendering, and could be one of the key factors in determining the continued survival of a diverse women’s sector.