The UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has launched this new fund to support Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
The funding is intended to support BAME-led groups and organisations that can, in turn, help other BAME organisations to access their local Community Foundation and secure National Emergencies Trust (NET) funds from them.
An initial £250,000 is being made available with more funds anticipated on a rolling basis.
Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 over a maximum of three months are available.
Up to 20% of core costs can be funded.
The funding is to be used for the following (not an exhaustive list):
- Awareness-raising via marketing and communications.
- Mentoring/supporting of groups through the local Community Foundation application process.
- Support with monitoring and reporting.
- Provision of micro grants to enable applications for NET funding through community foundations.
- Building relationships to help community foundations identify and address barriers to funding BAME-led organisations and communities.
There are no deadlines. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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