The Resourcing Racial Justice fund has established a new UK wide-funding pool to support individuals and communities working towards racial justice.
The fund aims to provide financial support to organisations, community and grassroots groups that are working to redress the impact of COVID-19 and beyond on those who identify as people of colour (which includes other terms such as BAME, racialised people and black, indigenous, people of colour BIPOC).
Applicants can apply for grants ranging from £5,000 to £50,000, and the organisation aims to distribute £500,000 through the first wave of funding. Funding will cover the following:
- Projects that meet the immediate needs and/or impact of crisis – be it Covid-19 or otherwise – for communities of colour.
- Ideas that present transformational and radical alternatives that will support people of colour creating solutions for change on a systemic level.
- ‘Ecosystem builders’ – visionaries that exist between the mainstream and the margins who are working to mobilise connections and resources for the benefit of their communities. This could include: Lived Experience Leaders –POC leaders; activists; community leaders; innovators; change-makers working on racial justice.
- Those with an international perspective, seeking to amplify and build relationships with communities in the global south in order to achieve global change.
- Projects connected to faith and spirituality.