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Funding for BAME Groups in Wales

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Please find information below about 3 different funding opportunities – BAME organisations are encouraged to apply. Closing dates all in August.

BAWSO funding on behalf of Comic Relief & National Emergencies Trust

BAWSO will be overseeing and delivering funds through a new grants programme on behalf of Comic Relief and the National Emergencies Trust who are committed to making funds available to BAME community organisations in Wales that have been impacted by COVID-19 and are seeking to support their beneficiaries affected by the pandemic. £292,500k is available to support BAME community organisations in Wales.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 21st August. Visit https://bawso.org.uk/ to download an application pack.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

To meet the needs of small and local charities and the people they support, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales will open new COVID-19 funding to support charities to recover beyond the immediate crisis.

The COVID Recovery Fund will offer 140 charities a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside the support of a Development Partner to help charities identify and act on any organisational challenges they are facing.

To ensure this funding is distributed equitably, a minimum of 25% of the grants will be awarded to charities led by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Eligibility criteria will also be flexed for charities operating in Wales and those based in the six communities we are partnered with.

Find out more here: https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/about-us/covid#Recover

Mind Cymru – Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund – Wales

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for mental health services is increasing. Voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations have a vital role working alongside our NHS colleagues to support anyone who has a mental health problem.

Thanks to £270,000 support from Comic Relief and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund – Wales has been established. Its purpose is to help mental health VCS organisations based in Wales continue to provide services – or provide additional support. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 31 March 2021, with £5,000 being the smallest grant available.

Mind is administering the fund in partnership with the Mental Health Consortia. More information about the members of the Mental Health Consortia is available at

https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/coronavirus-mental-health-response-fund-wales

About the application process

  • The closing date for applications is now 5 pm, 10 August 2020 (previously, the closing date was 3 August)
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome within a month of applying.
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