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Funding for charities that are helping BAME communities

22nd May 2020
Funding for charities that are helping BAME communities

Jehangir Malik

Like many, I was deeply concerned to read the findings of recent research by the Office for National Statistics which stated that people from BAME groups are at significantly heightened risk from Covid-19.

The reasons for this are political, social and economical but what struck me was that for many they are at heightened risk because they do important frontline jobs that place them in close range with the general public.

People from BAME communities are suffering because they are doing some of the country’s vital work.

What gives me hope, however, is that the charity for which I am Co-Optee (and Chair of its Equity Working Group) The National Emergencies Trust has funds available to help those that are supporting the BAME community.

We are urging organisations to apply for funding through our Coronavirus Appeal. What sets NET apart is the speed in which we can get funds to people on the ground when they need it most. In many cases, approved grants are being made available within a week.

We have already been able to support 4,000 charities across the UK serving diverse communities and needs – but we know there are many more that need our help.

One of the charities supporting BAME communities and that has recently received funding from the Trust is Sandwell African Women Association (SAWA,) near Birmingham. It provides emergency support to elderly women who are at high risk of contracting coronavirus, or those who are adversely affected during the lockdown.

If you are reading this and you know someone who is helping the most vulnerable affected by COVID-19 and needs support, please let them know about us.

Anyone working with a local charity or group that would like support from the appeal can find out who their local Community Foundation is and get in touch CLICK HERE

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