Emergency Funding for BAME Communities in England

The Phoenix Fund aims to put racial justice at the heart of coronavirus/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.

The aims of the programme are to:

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 total of £1 million will be distributed in grants. The flexible, core funding can be used in whatever way is needed, for example, staff costs, running costs, activities, equipment, and other resources needed to support organisations during this crisis.

Applications will be accepted from micro- and small-sized organisations that are led by representatives of BAME communities, work within BAME communities, have an annual operating budget of up to £100,000 per year, are located and work in England.

The decision-making committee will meet every two weeks to assess applications, and there will be four rounds of grant-making decisions. Funding will be available until the final deadline as decisions are NOT made on a first come, first served basis.

The deadlines for applications are: 21 August, 2 September, 16 September, and 30 September 2020.

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