Aims/Priorities: The new BAME Infrastructure Support Fund is being made available by the UK Community Foundations (UKCF) to support Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. This fund seeks to support BAME-led organisations that can, in turn, help other BAME groups and organisations to access their local Community Foundation and secure National Emergencies Trust (NET) funds from them.
Who can apply? BAME-led organisations can apply. This includes a range of not-for-profit organisations such as registered charities, faith groups which are exempted from charity registration, and uniformed groups. For the purposes of this fund, a BAME-led organisation is defined under the following terms issued by the Race Equalities Funders Alliance:
- The organisation’s mission and purpose is to benefit BAME communities.
- The majority of the leadership (ie, at least half of the senior team and the Trustee board) are from the BAME community(ies) that it serves.
Grant amount: 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.
Application process: Application forms can be downloaded from the funders website.
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Contact information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.ukcommunityfoundations.org