Aims/priorities: The funding for this scheme comes from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The fund is administered by Do It Now Now, an open innovation organisation driven by the desire to bring social empowerment to Black Communities across the globe.
Grants are available to support Black-led social enterprises and charities in the UK, so they are able to survive and thrive, even during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
The fund aims to help its grantees:
- Get better informed about their options (moving to new methods of delivery) post coronavirus/COVID-19.
- Develop new enterprising activities and earned income strategies.
- Test the viability of specific propositions.
- Develop clear, implementable action plans for such activity.
Who can apply? Black-led social enterprises and charities in the UK are welcome to apply.
Grants are intended specifically for organisations that are creating impact in deprived communities and providing services to people who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis in terms of physical health, mental health, and/or financially. The beneficiaries of the charity/social enterprise should primarily be people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black.
The people in charge of the organisation must be able to demonstrate lived experience of the issues they are providing a solution to.
The funding is best suited to support small organisations that employ no more than five people (or full-time equivalent).
Grant amount: There are 25 grants available of between £1,000 and £3,000.
Application process: The initial online application form can be found on the Common Call Fund website, along with further guidance notes.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is 31 August 2020 (7pm).
Website address: www.commoncall.fund/