13 July 2020
BAME Infrastructure Support Fund
Funding for BAME-led organisations to help more BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) organisations and groups apply for National Emergencies Trust coronavirus crisis funding.
The UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has launched this new fund to support Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.
The funding is intended to support BAME-led groups and organisations that can, in turn, help other BAME organisations to access their local Community Foundation and secure National Emergencies Trust (NET) funds from them.
An initial £250,000 is being made available with more funds anticipated on a rolling basis.
Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 over a maximum of three months are available.
Up to 20% of core costs can be funded.
The funding is to be used for the following (not an exhaustive list):
- Awareness-raising via marketing and communications.
- Mentoring/supporting of groups through the local Community Foundation application process.
- Support with monitoring and reporting.
- Provision of micro grants to enable applications for NET funding through community foundations.
- Building relationships to help community foundations identify and address barriers to funding BAME-led organisations and communities.
There are no deadlines. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.