Comic Relief has announced nearly £3million in new funding to support communities experiencing racial inequalities across the UK, through an initiative in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Barclays and The Clothworkers’ Foundation. Applications for the Global Majority Fund, which aims to address disproportionate impacts of Covid-19, open today (2 November), with a deadline of midday on 30 November.Comic Relief and NET first collaborated in July 2020 with a £3.4million fund for projects led by those experiencing racial inequalities, as a growing body of research showed these communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19. More than £1.9million of this has now been distributed to support a range of projects, including food banks, assistance for women experiencing gender based violence and projects using sport to support the mental and physical health of vulnerable adults. Due to the response, an additional £2,950,000 is now available, which includes contributions from Barclays, as part of NET’s Coronavirus Appeal, The Clothworkers’ Foundation and Comic Relief. A total of £2,150,000 will be available to make and manage new investments opening today, and the remaining £800,000 will be distributed to intermediary technical partners that applied for funding in July, to distribute to community groups.During this second round, The Global Majority Fund is encouraging applications from organisations taking an intersectional approach, working with communities experiencing racial inequality and other inequities. Comic Relief is also looking to recruit 10-15 new intermediary technical partners to distribute and manage funding to a range of locally led grassroots projects. Ruth Davison, Chief Executive at Comic Relief, said:“Across the UK, communities experiencing racial inequality have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which right now, is showing no end in sight. It’s a distressing time for many, and local projects closest to the communities they support need us to step up. We are delighted to be partnering with the National Emergencies Trust and The Clothworkers’ Foundation once again to provide millions more in funding and help more people through this incredibly difficult and uncertain time.” Mhairi Sharp, Director of the National Emergencies Trust, said: Advertisement “These projects are providing a lifeline to their communities in this time of dire need, but are far too often disconnected from traditional funding sources. Beyond this Fund, and this emergency, there is much work to be done to rectify systemic issues with racial inequality. We’re a new charity and committed to being part of that change because it’s the only way we can ensure fairness, at speed, in future emergencies.” £3m fund launches to support UK communities experiencing racial inequalities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Comic Relief COVID-19 Funding 181 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 2 November 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — If you’ve been out shopping at any of the major retailers in the area, you’ve probably seen Salvation Army kettle bell ringers near the front entrance. Thanks to three local, anonymous donors, money received from the kettle bell collections will be matched up to $3,000 Thanksgiving weekend.Every dollar raised in Alpena County will fund services in the area.Captain of the Salvation Army in Alpena, Amy Cedarvall, says most other years, the organization has only been able to match donations on the last shopping week before Christmas. This year, they’ll be able to match on both weekends.If you see kettle bell ringers when you’re out and about, especially this weekend, feel free to make a contribution that will go twice as far.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: anonymous, donations, donors, kettle bell, money, Salvation Army, ShoppingContinue ReadingPrevious USPS expects to deliver 20 million packages per day for 2019 holiday seasonNext NEMSCA partnering with WCMU radio to bring heat Michigan homes