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BAME-focussed fund is open for applications

Emergency grants of up to £20,000 are available for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across England through The Phoenix Fund.

Global Fund for Children (GFC) and The National Lottery Community Fund have partnered to support the creation and delivery of the new £1 million fund. The Phoenix Fund aims to put racial justice at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic response. It is accepting grant applications from micro and small BAME-led organisations in England, with a turnover up to £100,000, that are working with people of any age and providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community.

As well as providing core funding, the initiative also hopes to raise awareness of the unique challenges facing BAME communities across England and establish an effective, innovative partnership to improve and promote community-based organisations within English philanthropy.

A collaborative panel of individuals who have understanding and lived experience working with Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities will drive the fund’s grant-making decisions. The fund is being delivered in four rounds, round one and two have now closed, see dates below for rounds three and four.

Round three:

Application deadline: 16 September 2020

Panel meeting: 30 September 2020

Award recipients notified: 1 October 2020

Round four:

Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Panel meeting: 14 October 2020

Award recipients notified: 15 October 2020

If you would like to find out more about the fund and apply, click here.



Funding and Fundraising
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, 2 September, 2020

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