On An Equal Footing

Supporting and Empowering Women and Women-Led Organisations within the Community Sector and across the East Midlands to access Social Investment Opportunities



What Is On An Equal Footing

On An Equal Footing is a year long project funded by the Connect Fund through the Barrow Cadbury Foundation designed to support more women to access Social Investment, build exciting and innovative projects, and deliver outcomes for people and benefits for society. The project is being run by Lincolnshire Community Foundation in partnership with Sortified

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What Were We Trying To Achieve

The objective of the project was to support women and women-led organisations within the Community Sector to access and benefit from Social Investment opportunities, build exciting, innovative projects, and deliver outcomes for people and benefits for society


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Why Be Involved 

Funding for Community Sector Services, and Projects is getting more difficult to obtain, and there are loads of opportunities around Social Investment that could benefit your organisation, and support sustainability, innovation and growth. The On An Equal Footing Project could help your women-led organisation secure more funding 

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Get Involved

The project ran interactive learning workshops across the East Midlands where you could find out more and begin your journey. The On An Equal Footing Project Team also offered facilitation and development sessions with organisations who wanted to access Social investment and the opportunities it can bring


Finding new ways to fund the Community Sector

It's getting harder to secure long term funding across the Community Sector. There is more completion for grants and contracts, less money to go round, and real difficulties funding services and projects on an ongoing basis. Sustainability and growth are real issues. Social investment offers real opportunities but we know that women and women-led Community Sector organisations are hugely under-represented in this area, and many don't know how they could benefit or how to access Social Investment. On An Equal Footing is seeking to change that



Giving you Resources and Content you need

We have a library of resources available for you, which is always developing. This is a range of documents that we have put together or which we think are really useful and that can give you more information on whats involved with Social Investment. Click on the button to go have a look


We have also put together some different media content that will hopefully help you to find out more. We know that busy women don't always have the time or inclination to read through documents so we have put together some podcasts and other media content. And less face it, it's not all just about documents anymore. Click on the button to see whats available.