The year, 2020, marks eight years of partnership between Comic Relief and the Scottish Government. Together, they have supported organisations across the UK, Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa to improve social inclusion, empower women and girls, support vulnerable children and young people and improve living conditions for people living in slums.
This highlights the strength of our partnership and they are therefore delighted to announce our joint commitment to ‘Levelling the Field II’; 2020-2023.
Harriet Jameson said, “We are incredibly excited to launch the next phase of our partnership with the Scottish Government and continue our joint commitment towards Sustainable Development Goal 5 – achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Taking key achievements and learnings from Levelling the Field will enable us to empower and inspire even more women and girls in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia through Sport for Change approaches.” – ,
International Development Minister, MSP Jenny Gilruth said, “Our funding for Levelling the Field is a perfect example of our commitment to Scotland playing its part in addressing global challenges and injustices and doing this through a partnership approach. That’s why I’m also pleased that the Scottish Government is again teaming up with Comic Relief to build on the success of our previous work together for this second phase of funding.”
Levelling the Field II will build on the strengths and learning from Phase I in order to maximise the impact of their investments and to empower and inspire even more marginalised women and girls. They are excited to work with both new and existing funded partners to further strengthen Sport for Change across the three countries.
As well as making approximately 10 new investments, they will actively promote networking, collaboration and shared learning opportunities among funded partners. Technical support will also be available to build organisational capacity and to support long term sustainability of those they fund.
Funding will go live on the Comic Relief website in August 2020. They will focus on investing in organisations who are based in the three priority countries. Partnership across the Sport for Change and Women and Girls sectors will be encouraged.