ACF calls for ‘urgent action’ to address racial disparity

On the 23rd of June 200 foundation representatives came together to discuss foundations' response to racial disparity, particularly in the context of Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter. A panel of experts shared views on foundations’ responses to date, and what they’d like to see happen next, as well as setting out a range of practical way to make urgent changes to funding practices.

The discussion came amid fears for the future of BAME-led organisations. Recent research has found that BAME-led organisations are highly vulnerable to the financial impact of covid-19. A survey of 137 BAME-led micro and small organisations by the Ubele Initiative, a social enterprise, found that 87% do not have sufficient reserves to last more than three months, and therefore risk closure.

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