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Announcing our new factsheet: employment trends, income and civic participation of the UK’s Black population
Our recent research highlighted the social and economic factors that drove the creation of Black-led organisations in Britain. The social, political and economic forces that shape the experiences of these community organisations provides a body of insights that cannot be ignored, and we are excited to unveil a factsheet summing up our key findings.
Our factsheet contains data on employment trends, income, education and how civic participation uniquely impacts the Black community. These statistics help to illustrate the experiences familiar to Black-led organisations and their beneficiaries.
It is no simple feat to deliver impactful services while facing the same inequalities you are fighting against. It is our hope and aim to support these vital community groups as they work hard to remove these inequalities.
We hope these findings give you a better understanding of the complex backdrop of Black-led organisations and the communities they support. With deeper understanding of what is faced by the Black community, we can bring tangible change for some of the most underrepresented impact organisations in the UK.
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We’ve received £360K from Comic Relief to support Black impact organisations across the UK | Announcement
We are pleased to share that Do it Now Now is one of 10 social impact organisations awarded a share of a new £2.8million Comic Relief fund, created to support the critical services delivered by hundreds of smaller community groups across the UK.
Comic Relief, in collaboration with Barclays, The Clothworkers’ Foundation and the National Emergencies Trust pooled resources to set up The Global Majority Fund, dedicated to supporting the essential work being carried out by organisations led by, and in support of, people of colour within communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
The Global Majority Fund aims to help address these inequalities by targeting services for the most at risk communities and the latest chunk of funding brings the total to over £6million. We have been awarded £360,000 to fund Black-led organisations providing services to people that have been adversely affected by COVID - and statistically, our communities have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s impact in more ways than one.
Black-led organisations are facing a funding deficit that significantly affects the long term sustainability and impact of their work within the underserved communities they focus on. COVID forced us to reckon with the consequence of organisations dwindling away due to a lack of accessible finance - the impact has been a horror show. Through this Comic Relief funding, we are able to continue supporting Black-led organisations working in communities across the country.
As an intermediary partner, our fund enables us to give grants so that the numerous social impact organisations serving their communities can continue to develop and thrive. We will shortly be opening our funding call and full details of how applicants can apply to get a share of the fund.
View the official press release from Comic Relief.