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The Black Fund: Applications Now Open

The Black Fund: Applications are Now Open

The Black Fund: Applications are Now Open

The Black Fund is based on the traditional Paadna, a traditional Jamaican savings scheme. The way it works is simple – everyone contributes to each collecting round, and the proceeds are paid out to a member of the group. Ultimately, over time, everyone benefits.


Our Give Back programme will create grants of up to £5,000 to fund programmes that empower Black people and stand up against racism.

The Give back fund is made up of donations from like-minded contributors who are passionate about the elevation of the Black community. All donations are collected and then distributed among successful applications.


Registered UK-based charities and community groups that support and empower Black people, and that have an annual income of less than £200,000. You should have at least one active social media account, an up-to-date safeguarding policy and be able to submit your previous year’s accounts for the trustees to have a look at as part of the application process.


Our Give Back grants support projects that tackle challenges faced by the Black community within the UK. You’ll need to either be able to deliver the programme using the £5,000 grant or show that you have the rest of the money necessary. You should also have a clear plan for how your project will be delivered, including details of how you’ll measure results.


Wednesday 30th June 2021


Complete the application form here

Header Image: The Black Fund Trustee Leigh-Anne Pinnock, courtesy Glamour Magazine

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