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Funding opportunity for BAME led organisations

28 Jul 2020,

Covid Small Grants Fund

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the Race Equality Network is making £100,000 available for BAME-led organisations in the Bradford District to apply for grants up to £5,000.

  • Small Grants Scheme applications must be between £250-£5000
  • Grants are for one year’s funding.
  • Each Organization/group can apply for one grant per year. Only one single grant per year, irrespective of grant size. Not multiple grants adding up to £5000.
  • Projects must not last longer than 1 year.

This funding is being provided by Bradford Council’s Public Health Department.

Who Can apply?

VCS BAME organisations based in the Bradford District with:-

  • a constitution/governing document
  • a management committee
  • a bank account in the organisations name with 2 signatories
  • key policies i.e Health & safety/Equalities/Safeguarding

BAME organisations are defined as organisations which have a majority BAME Board/Committee Members or organisations that operate primarily to support BAME communities. We will consider applications from organisations which do not meet this criteria but who can demonstrate how they will benefit the BAME communities and what previous experience they can offer supporting BAME communities.

How do you apply?

You must complete a Covid small grants scheme application form.  For more information and a copy of the form email info@raceequalitynetwork.co.uk

Types of projects that will be prioritised:

We want to support projects and organisations playing a vital role in helping their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will prioritise:

  1. Projects supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis (I.e. projects which provide advice and support to those pushed in crisis as a result of the pandemic.)
  2. Projects providing services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. (i.e Projects to prevent domestic abuse and violence.  Projects providing mental health support to mitigate the increased challenges of loneliness and isolation.)
  3. Projects which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19 (i.e Projects raising awareness of Covid-19 risks and testing.  Projects promoting health and wellbeing interventions including volunteering, and community organising.)

If you are seeking to apply for funding, then please ensure that your project meets at least one of the priorities

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