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Funding to Deliver COVID-19 Services for BAME Communities in England

21 October 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

A new fund that is aiming to help tackle the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities is now open for applications.

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available for BAME-led community groups and organisations that are working primarily with BAME communities. For the purpose of this fund, BAME includes white minority communities other than white British (for example, Polish, Lithuanian, etc), as well as communities that are Black, Asian, Chinese, African and Middle Eastern.

The Fund has three priority areas:

  • Delivering COVID-19 services. Organisations can apply for help with current costs, if their funding has been affected by the pandemic.

  • Delivering mental health and wellbeing services, particularly to those who have been further impacted by COVID-19.

  • Delivering sports activities to tackle BAME inequalities and help with the impact of COVID-19, including wellbeing initiatives.

The grants can be used for:

  • Running costs for organisations, including volunteer expenses, staff costs, and transport.

  • Small capital costs, providing the capital item will address the priorities of the Fund.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 3 November 2020.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 3 November 2020.

Further information and application forms are available on the website of Voice4Change England.

Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected]


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