Skip to content

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Celebrations

Wales, alongside the rest of the UK will be celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage throughout 2018. We have committed nearly £300k to mark the anniversary with a range of activities.

100 years, 100 women - A celebration of 100 Welsh women

On 8th May 2018, Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales will be launching their project sponsored by Welsh Government, to celebrate the lives of great Welsh women.

50 women from the past who made a big impact on Welsh life and 50 inspiring women who are currently shaping Wales will be recognised in a celebration of their contribution to our national life. #100WelshWomen

As part of this project, we will be commissioning a statue of a Welsh woman. We will also be working in partnership with Chwarae Teg and WEN Wales, to fund purple plaques for many of the 100 women being recognised as part of this project.

‘Celebrating Women in Wales’

Welsh Government’s Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme is now closed for applications.

We received over 200 applications, many proposing very good projects to mark the centenary. 

The following organisations were successful in securing funding through this grant scheme for their projects, and further details of these projects will be available on our website shortly:

  • 4thecommunity - £14,146
  • Artichoke - £20,000
  • Cardiff City FC Community Foundation - £5,185
  • Gwledd Conwy Feast - £12,700
  • Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre - £11,200
  • Plant Dewi - £11,433
  • Show Racism the Red Card Wales - £3,000
  • The Centre for African Entrepreneurship - £15,000
  • The Judge's Lodging - £2,232
  • Winding Snake Productions & WOW Women’s Film Club - £16,762
  • Women Connect First - £19,975
  • Youth Cymru - £20,000

Centenary Celebration Events

We would like to encourage everyone to get involved with the centenary celebrations taking place across Wales and more widely across the UK.

UK Government’s Equalities Office has set up an Eventbrite Hub (external link) which holds details of events being held across the UK to celebrate the centenary.

We would encourage anyone organising a public event to use this free resource to advertise their event to the wider public. Events can be added by contacting Suffrage.CENTENARY@geo.gov.uk. We would also be very interested in events taking place across Wales, so please also email details to EqualityandProsperityMailbox@gov.wales.