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PwC ColourBrave Charity Fund

09 October 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available for Black-led social enterprises and charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries in the UK.

Fund Information

Funding body:

The PwC Foundation

Maximum value:

£ 25,000

Application deadline:



The PwC Foundation is a registered charity, set up in October 2011 to promote social inclusion and sustainable development in the UK.

Objectives of Fund

As part of the the PwC’s commitment to continue to build an inclusive culture and tackle racial inequality, they have recently appointed a committee which will allocate grants to increase their support for Black-led social enterprises, as well as charities with ethnic minority beneficiaries.

Value Notes

There are five levels of funding available:

  • Grants of up to £2,000.

  • Grants of £2,000

  • Grants of £5,000

  • Grants of £10,000

  • Grants of £25,000.

Who Can Apply

UK based social enterprises and registered charities are welcome to apply.

Applicant organisations must have UK based Black and Ethnic Minority leadership and/or beneficiaries.


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The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Political organisations lobby/pressure groups.

  • Activists.

  • Religious bodies (unless for identifiable, broadly based, community support activities).

Eligible Expenditure

The funding can be used to cover a range of costs associated with the work of the eligible organisation.

How To Apply

Applications are open until 30 October 2020. Applicants can expect a decision by 27 November.

The online application form can be found on the PwC Foundation’s website.

For selected grants of £10,000 and £25,000, last year’s impact statement and an impact report will be required from applicants. Applicants can send up to two documents as supporting evidence of impact.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    The PwC Foundation
    1 Embankment Place
    WC2N 6RH
    Tel: 07764902846
    Email: [email protected]


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