The Common Call COVID Fund is specifically aimed at supporting Black-led social enterprises and charities so that they are able to survive and even thrive in the COVID period.
The fund aims to help grantees:
- Get better informed about their options (moving to new methods of delivery) post-COVID19
- Develop new enterprising activities and earned income strategies
- Test the viability of specific propositions
- Develop clear implementable action plans for such activity
Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 are available to UK based organisations led by people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black. The fund is specifically looking for organisations that are creating impact in deprived communities and providing services to people that have been adversely affected by the COVID crisis in terms of physical health, mental health and/or financially. Your beneficiaries should primarily be people that identify as Black or Mixed with Black.
Who will be funded
It is important that the people in charge of your organisation can demonstrate lived experience of the issue you are providing a solution to. The Fund is very interested in people that have a unique point of view on the problem they are solving and are tackling the issue from an innovative an impactful perspective. This funding is best suited to support small organisations that employ no more than five people (or full-time equivalent). All applications must have an individual lead contact who is closely involved in the work.
The Fund is really interested in supporting organisations that have not received funding for their work in the past, however it is important to note that the Fund is not prioritising these organisations over funded organisations.
What will be funded
This is an unrestricted fund to support your work. There is no time limit on the grant and it does not have to be set towards a particular project. That means you can spend it on anything you think will help you best deliver impact to your beneficiaries.
For more information and to apply click here
Deadline: 31 August 2020, 7pm