Funding is available to voluntary and community organisations, led-by-and-for Black and minoritised women, that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 to support their core costs and enable continued service delivery in England.

To be eligible for a grant, an organisation must:

  • Be a Black and minoritised women’s organisation, led-by-and-for women – which is at least 75% of the senior team and trustees are women from Black and minoritised backgrounds.
  • Have an annual turnover of less than £350,000.
  • Directly deliver services to Black and minoritised women and girls.
  • Be an organisation impacted by COVID-19.
  • Have an organisational bank account, or have a registered charity able to be accountable/hold funds on the organisation’s behalf, which requires two different/independent people to authorise payments or cheques.
  • Be delivering services in England.
  • Be a charitable organisation with written governing document, ie constitutions or articles of associations.

Eligible core costs and activities include:

  • Salaries.
  • Rent.
  • Utility bills.
  • IT costs.
  • Insurance.
  • Training.
  • Freeing senior staff time to work on strategic developments.
  • Developing new programmes and services in response to changing context of COVID-19.
  • Governance activities and fundraising support.

Grants of £10,000 are available.

The deadline for applications is 3pm on 1 October 2021.


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