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Meet-The-Funder: Southwark Council’s ‘Black History Month Grants’

When
  • Start: 20th May, 2024 @ 2:00PM
  • End: 20th May, 2024 @ 3:00PM
Where
  • Online
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The Black History Month grant programme from Southwark Council is a great opportunity to get support from a key local Southwark funder.

This fund will provide small grants (up to £2499) to organisations and groups wanting to put on events and activities that provides insight into the history and culture of the African, Caribbean and diaspora communities in the borough and beyond

This session will provide more information about:

  • What kinds of organisations can apply
  • What kinds of projects and work will be prioritised
  • How you can apply
  • How to maximise your chance of success

You will also have a chance to ask your questions, and network with other organisations.

If you are unable to attend, but have a question you would like to ask, please let us know at info@communitysouthwark.org.

About the Fund

This grant programme provides grants for Southwark’s community to put on events and activities that provides insight into the history and culture of the African, Caribbean and diaspora communities in the borough and beyond.

Events should consider the 2024 programme theme: Unsung Heroes of Black History. The theme focuses on lesser-known figures in Black British history, bringing their stories and contributions to light to expand knowledge beyond the most commonly celebrated figures.

It is not compulsory to incorporate the theme into your event, but applications demonstrating links to the theme are encouraged.

Grants can be within three different ranges:

  • Up to £500
    • Small community celebrations
    • Organisations without a track record of delivering events
  • Up to £2,000
    • Innovative and exciting events, performances or workshops
  • Up to £2,499
    • Multiple events as part of a programme or festival
    • Large events with a wide public reach and several forms of entertainment and/or engagement, such as a free community fun day

50% of this funding is ring-fenced for organisations led by individuals identifying as Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME). The Council defines organisations as being BAME-led if at least 75% of the governing board or management committee self-identify this way.

Applications will be assessed by a panel consisting of a council officer and representatives from the Black Asian & Minority Ethnic community.

The deadline for this programme is 9am on Monday 17th June.

Community Southwark membership

This event is open to Community Southwark members only. Any organisation or individual living or delivering work in Southwark can become a member for free, and registration is quick and simple on our website.

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