We are pleased to announce that GM BAME Network have been allocated additional funding, from Comic Relief and the National Emergency Fund, to open a second round of the Emergency Grants for GM BAME Communities programme. GMCVO will be supporting the administration of these grants.
Grants are 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.
Atiha Chaudry, Greater Manchester BAME Network said:
“Thanks to funds provided by Comic Relief and the National Emergency Trust, GM BAME Network and GMCVO have successfully allocated a total of 90 emergency grants to BAME led groups and organisations across Greater Manchester to support communities in response to COVID-19. In recognition of our success and efficiency in distributing this emergency support, I am delighted to announce that we have been awarded a further £92,500 of funding to support our sector as we continue to see communities in real hardship caused by the pandemic.”
A rolling micro grants programme (£50 - £1000) is now live with grants being awarded on an ongoing basis and decisions communicated within three weeks. A second round of small grants will be launched in the near future.
An online information and support event is being held on 30th November to help organisations apply. To register for this event, click here.
To find out more about the grants programme, and to apply for a micro grant, please visit our website here.