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Aims/priorities: Grants are available to help small BAME led VCSE organisations to respond to the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities must be expected to end by 30 June 2021.
Applications should be in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will need to show how they have taken into account government guidance about keeping people safeand must be for at least one of the below:
- Services and activities that support the health and wellbeing of members of vulnerable BAME communities
- Foodbanks and projects working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic
- Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the crisis
- Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
- Support for organisations that provide support for vulnerable groups within BAME communities to counter the loss of income and fundraising which can be directly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic
Who can apply? Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations operating in Greater Manchester for the benefit of Greater Manchester residents can apply (If you are not constituted you must have a constituted organisation willing to accept responsibility for managing your grant).
Organisations must exist primarily to serve the BAME community, or a section of that community, with decision making led by members of that community.
Your organisation`s income must not be more than £50,000 in your most recent full financial year
Organisations who have previously received a grant are eligible to apply for a new grant in the second round of programme.
Grant amount: Micro grants of £50-£1000 (activities must be expected to end by 30 June 2021) Small grants of between £1000-£5000 (activities must be expected to end by 30 September 2021)
Application process: Application form available from GMCVO’s website
Deadline: Rolling programme for micro grant. Friday 26 February 2021 for the Small grant
Website address: www.gmcvo.org.uk/emergency-grants-gm-bame-communities