A fund promoting awareness of centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act is to be launched, and Alex is encouraging local groups to apply
The £5m Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme has been announced by the Department of Education with the aim of celebrating the bravery of the suffrage movement. Grants will be available in two categories: smaller grants of up to £2000 to support local events, and higher grant stream of between £2000 and £125,000 that will focus on projects designed to increase young people’s engagement with democracy and encourage women to participate in public life.
This is hugely important centenary, and it’s only fitting that we not only celebrate it properly but use its legacy to promote a wider engagement in our democracy. I hope community groups in Stockton North will take the opportunity to get involved in these celebrations, and I’ll be publicising the scheme again once the bidding process is announced.