Black History Month (BHM) 365 Fund – SNG – Deadline 24 May, 2024

Article date
22 May 2024
Primary interest
Voluntary sector
Introduction – overview of the funding

The Sovereign Network Group has a partnership with A2Dominion Housing Group, Peabody and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing to offer grants, through the Black History Month (BHM) 365 fund, that support activities and projects in communities that celebrate black history.

The timing of this funding round allows plenty of time for funding to be received and used for activities and events celebrating Windrush Day on 22 June.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Residents, community groups, schools and local organisations
  • Registered charities
  • Constituted groups or clubs
  • Community interest companies (CICs)
  • Social enterprises
  • Schools
  • Statutory bodies (including town, parish, or community councils)

To be eligible, applicants must have, but not essential:

  • A bank account in the name of the group (compulsory)
  • Have, or be working towards, a Child Protection, Vulnerable Adults & Safeguarding Policy, if working with children, young people, or vulnerable adults
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Risk assessments
  • Health & Safety policy / Equality Opportunities Policy
  • Data Protection & GDPR procedures
What are the funder priorities?

Priority will be given to projects that focus on:

  • Bringing communities together to mark and celebrate Black history
  • Promoting the awareness and knowledge of Black history
  • Celebrating the achievements and contributions from individuals of African and Caribbean heritage
  • Specifically, engaging Peabody, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, Sovereign Network Group, Hyde Charitable Trust, Clarion Futures and A2Dominion communities and residents
How much can organisations apply for?

This fund provides grants of up to £1,000 throughout the year for events, activities and projects.

What the funding can be used for

Grants can be used for most types of community activity or projects such as:

  • Equipment
  • Venue costs
  • New projects
  • Existing projects
  • One-off initiatives
Is there a deadline?

The deadline for applications is Friday, 24 May.

Find out more/how to apply

The first stage of the application process is to register an account with A2Dominion Grants on their website from where the application form can be completed and submitted for review, online.

Guidance notes and other relevant information can also be found on the website.

For further support from RVA with preparing your application or the policies and procedures required for this funding, contact Herjeet Randhawa at herjeet.randhawa@rva.org.uk