Aims/priorities: This grants programme is designed to help tackle the disproportionate impact of COVID 19 on BAME communities. The grants programme has three sections:
- Delivering COVID 19 services. Groups can apply for help with current costs, if their funding has been affected by the pandemic.
- Delivering mental health and well-being services, particularly to those who have been further impacted by COVID 19
- Delivering sports activities to tackle BAME inequalities and help with the impact of COVID 19 including well-being initiatives
The programme is designed for smaller BAME community group applications: from groups that have the greatest impact on their communities. This means that for any organisation with an annual income of over £200,000 to succeed, it would need to be an exceptional and extraordinary project. Newly started community groups are eligible to apply, particularly those that have been set up in response to the pandemic.
Our programme will provide community organisations with emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community, as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus, and the need for self-isolation, and potential for further exacerbation of loneliness and isolation.
Who can apply? This programme is open to all BAME led community groups and organisations, working primarily with BAME communities.
Grant amount: Between £5000 and £10,000
Application process: Applications can be made on the funders website.
Deadline: Tuesday 3 November 2020, 17:00
Website address: voice4change-england.com/covid-19-grants-programme