The Phoenix Fund

Aims/Priorities: The Phoenix Fund aims to put racial justice at the heart of COVID-19 pandemic response. The initiative will support a network of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities, providing essential and emergency services, support, and education tailored to the BAME community.


  • Offer core funding to BAME grassroots groups across England working with BAME communities
  • Raise awareness of the unique challenges facing BAME communities across England
  • Establish an effective, innovative partnership to improve and promote community-based organisations within English philanthropy

A collaborative panel of individuals who have understanding and lived experience working with Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities will drive the fund’s grant-making decisions, awarding grants to BAME-centred and -led community organisations.

Who can apply: The Phoenix Fund supports groups that:

  • Are registered, unregistered, incorporated, unincorporated, and/or unconstituted
  • Work with participants and communities of any age
  • Are led by representatives of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities and work within BAME communities**
  • Have annual operating budgets up to £100,000 per year
  • Are located and work in England

Amount: Grants of up to £20,000


Round 1:

  • Application deadline: 21 August 2020
  • Panel meeting: 2 September 2020
  • Awardees notified: 3 September 2020

Round 2:

  • Application deadline: 2 September 2020
  • Panel meeting: 16 September 2020
  • Awardees notified: 17 September 2020

Round 3:

  • Application deadline: 16 September 2020
  • Panel meeting: 30 September 2020
  • Awardees notified: 01 October 2020

Round 4:

  • Application deadline: 30 September 2020
  • Panel meeting: 12 October 2020
  • Awardees notified: 13 October 2020

Application process: Please click here to apply and register your interest

Contact: Do you need additional support to complete the application process? Please email 

£10,000.01 to £25,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Unconstituted Group
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Unpublish Date: 
Wednesday, 30 September, 2020