Emergency Grants for GM BAME Communities

This grants programme has now closed for applications.

GMBAME Network, with technical support from GMCVO, have delivered a grants programme to respond to the needs of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME*) communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

These grants were funded by Comic Relief and the National Emergencies Trust.

Grants were awarded to small GM BAME-led VCSE organisations across four rounds.

A rolling micro grants programme of £50-£1,000, applications closed on Friday 30th October 2020 at noon and we published a list of recipients here in mid-December.

A small grants round of £1,000-£3,000, applications closed on Tuesday 13th October 2020 at noon and we published a list of recipients here in mid-November. 

A rolling micro grants programme of £50-£1,000,  applications closed on Friday 5th February 2021 at 16:00 and we will shortly be publishing a list of recipients.

A small grants round of £1,000-£5,000, applications on Friday 26th February 2021 at 16:00 and we will shortly be publishing a list of recipients.


*GMCVO uses the BAME abbreviation as we believe it is widely understood, but we acknowledge many feel this term is inadequate and limiting. We are therefore currently reviewing of our use of the term. Our principle is to refer to individuals, organisations or networks by the terminology they themselves prefer.