GirlDreamer are a small social enterprise that knows only too well of the challenges with funding and now, the further challenges COVID-19 has brought on for people of colour-led organisations.
Having seen a recent report from The Ubele Initiative that found “9/10 BAME-led orgs are at risk of closure in the next three months” they wanted to do something for fellow millennial/gen z women of colour founders who are small in size but mighty in impact.
They reached out to ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust’ and explained the situation, who also agreed it was important to do something about this and came back to GirlDreamer with a pot of £10,000 to provide small, unrestricted, emergency grants of up to £1,000 to micro-small size organisations that are founded/led by young women or non-binary people of colour to help them through any needs they may currently have brought on by COVID-19.
Who can apply for the grants?
You are a WoC or non-binary PoC led organisation/project
You are between the ages of 18-35
Your work has a community and/or charitable benefit (if not a registered organisation) that supports marginalised groups (i.e people of colour, LGBTQ+, those with disabilities and/or from lower socio-economic backgrounds)
If you are a registered charity/non-profit, your annual turnover (in the last financial year) is less than £25,000
You are a UK based org/project
Organisations can apply for grants between £100 - £1000, and do not need to be a registered charity or social enterprise to apply for the funding.
The deadline to apply is Monday 15th June (11.59pm)
To apply and find out more click here.