205 community organisations led by, or that support, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)* communities have received a share of £9.5million of National Lottery funding to help recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, funding has also been awarded to a further 97 community-led organisations – that’s us – to support their financial recovery as a result of coronavirus, bringing the total grants awarded to 302.
The funding has been awarded through the Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme (CCLORS). The scheme is led by independent trust Power to Change in partnership with Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business, and is part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund, that launched in May this year.
69% of the grants awarded went to BAME-led organisations, whilst 86% went to organisations that were BAME-supporting, demonstrating the fund’s commitment to helping those communities most affected by Covid-19.
Grants of up to £100,000 were awarded to community-led organisations in England that are facing severe financial difficulties as a direct result of the coronavirus lockdown. It has helped them to launch health and wellbeing projects, develop digital education workshops and continue providing vital services for their communities.
Our funding will be spent in setting up a Time-Banking project in order to bring people together safely across the East Marsh (and wider).