Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has welcomed a £500,000 commitment to projects that mark the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote in the UK.


The Scottish Government fund makes £170,000 available for local and community based projects as part of the Vote Centenary Small Grant Scheme. Community groups can apply for small grants between £500 and £5,000.


Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:


“We have come a long way as a society since some women gained the right to vote 100 years ago. However, there is still much work to be done to reach gender equality in many areas and that’s why it is so important that we mark occasions like this centenary.


“The Small Grant Scheme is now open for applications and I would urge local Stirling communities to consider how they can mark this important anniversary as soon as possible.


“Application forms can be found online, where more information is available about eligibility and the application process too.


“This funding from the Scottish Government will make sure that we pay a fitting tribute – not just through national events, but also through local projects – to the women who fought so hard and shaped the lives for future generations of women for the better.


“Events such as this anniversary are crucial for inspiring the next generation of women leaders, so I would encourage community groups across the Stirling Constituency to get involved in any way they can.”



More information on Scot Gov website:


Application form available:


More information available. Email: or calling: 0131 244 7977.