Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to enable small and medium sized BAME-led organisations and the communities they support to build wellbeing, resilience, and capacity through a range of projects taking place during the pandemic/post-pandemic period.
Three different types of grants are available:
Option 1 (Grants of up to £5,000 for organisations with an annual income of under £50,000):
- Funding for smaller locally rooted BAME organisations that have been providing critical support to people at a community level.
- The grants are intended to enable those organisations to continue to work for their communities during the pandemic/post-pandemic phase and survive the crisis.
Option 2 (Grants of up to £10,000 for organisations with an annual income of between £50,000 and £150,000):
- Slightly enhanced funding opportunity for BAME organisations that may be better surviving the constraints brought on by the pandemic and are looking at developing projects focusing on ways in which to work with their communities to rebuild and reimagine the future in respect of their supportive work in the wake of COVID-19.
Option 3 (Micro grants of between £500 and £1,000):
- Flexible micro grants for capacity building purposes such as staff development or Trustee training, charity registration, developing a constitution or increasing connectivity.
Applications for wellbeing projects that demonstrate that they are also people/service user centred are encouraged.
The Fund is also especially interested in projects reaching:
- BAME LGBTQi communities.
- Those with no recourse to public funds.
- Those living with disabilities or long-term conditions.
- Asylum seekers and refugees.
The grants can be used to cover the following types of costs:
- Project staff salaries.
- Project activities.
- Engagement activities.
- Running costs.
- Project equipment.
Who can apply? To be eligible for funding organisations must be BAME-led and applications are accepted from the following types of organisations:
- Voluntary and community organisations.
- Registered charities.
- Charitable incorporated organisations.
- Faith groups.
- Constituted but unincorporated clubs/associations.
- Constituted community groups.
Organisations that are not constituted, do not have a bank account, or are a new organisation can still apply for funding via a host organisation which meets the criteria listed above.
Grant amount: Three levels of funding are available:
- Option 1: Grants of up to £5,000 for organisations with an annual income of under £50,000.
- Option 2: Grants of up to £10,000 for organisations with an annual income of between £50,000 and £150,000.
- Option 3: Micro grants of between £500 and £1,000.
Application process: Guidelines and the online application form can be found on the AHPN website.
Deadline: 30 October 2020 (midnight)
Contact information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.ahpn.org.uk/grants