Emergency Grants for GM BAME Communities

Between July and December 2020 GM BAME Network will be giving out a total of £225,000 in grants to small GM BAME led VCSE organisations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to respond to the needs of BAME communities. GMCVO will be supporting the administration of these grants.

The grants are funded by Comic Relief and the National Emergency Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants will be available for GM BAME led VCSE organisations to focus on emergency needs within BAME communities. The grants will fund new activities and services as well as the additional costs of adapting existing services due to COVID-19. The grants will also help counter the loss of fundraising income directly caused by the pandemic.   

The grants will be released in two ways. 

  1. From the beginning of August, micro grants of £50-£1000, with a short, online application form and decisions being made within three weeks of application. Applications for this round will close on Friday 30th October 2020 at noon.

  2. From the beginning of September, small grants of £1000-£3,000. Applications for this round closed on Tuesday 13th October at noon.
    Decisions will be announced on 30th October.

Organisations can apply for both a micro and small grant.

If you want to apply for a grant, first of all you will need to register with our grants portal. Then you will need to fill in a short online application form telling us about your organisation, what you would like to do, what you would spend the funding on and who will benefit from your project. 


How to apply

Find out if you are eligible for a micro grant (£50-£1000) and register/apply  MICRO GRANTS