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London Fund for Racialised Communities
The BME Health Forum is one of 10 charities acting as an intermediary partner for Comic Relief, in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Barclays and The Clothworkers' Foundation to distribute funds from the Global Majority Fund to help grass roots projects across the UK that provide vital services to diverse communities who have the greatest risk of Covid-19.
 
The BME Health Forum has awarded grants of between £4000 and £20,000 to 21 organisations across London.  Please see below a breakdown of how we have distributed the funds and the projects they will support.

Organisation

Project

Amount

ASKI

Improved access to food and reduced isolation amongst older Black people in Croydon through a range of User Led Services

£15,340

Autism Voice

A safe and supportive space for BAME adults with autism and parents/carers experiencing difficulties with their mental health

£6,830

Central London Youth Development

Project for Asian women to engage with health professionals to improve their understanding of healthy lifestyle

£9,872

Connect North Korea

Building resilience of marginalised North Korean refugees and asylum seekers to help them survive and withstand the COVID-19 pandemic

£9,960

ESDEG

User-led project providing specialist SEND and Mental Health support to 25 deprived children with SEND and their families

£20,000

French African Welfare Association

Emotional wellbeing and practical support to migrants

£10,000

Future Focus

An Education and Skills Development programme to support young BAME peopled aged 8 to 16

£4,330

Iranian Association

A culturally appropriate service to help Iranian and Farsi speaking people reduce their financial hardship, overcome isolation and improve emotional wellbeing

£19,700

JAGS

Sunday Best - provision of meals

£4,330

Kanlungan

Provision of mental health and psychosocial support services to empower Filipino LGBTQ+ community in London

£6,500

Lambeth Elderly Association from Vietnam

Advice, Information and dancing classes

£9,877

Mentoring Lab

Saturday Career Mentoring Lounge for young people

£9,976

Midaye

A multi-lingual drop-in and bespoke advice service for BME migrant communities

£19,964

Minaret Community Centre

Health and wellbeing project for BME communities

£9,990

Place at my Table

Telephone support for older BME men and women in the Borough of Sutton. Meal delivery and befriending for older people 70+

£9,475

Refugee Action Kingston

Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

£19,162

Suvai

Deaf Health Project

£9,976

Third Sector Media

Involving disadvantaged BAME young people affected by COVID-19 in a creative media project, teaching them filmmaking, and producing a short film on a topic of their choice

£5,550

Young Steps

Supporting young women from black African or black Caribbean background

£9,975

Youth League

Befriending and mentoring support for disadvantaged Black-African/Caribbean parents/grandparents by volunteer  buddies, a regular forum and digital support

£19,189

Youth Learning

Youth Mentoring activities for BAME children transitioning between Years 6 into Year 7 and those from Years 10 to Year 11

£10,000

Total

21 Projects

£239,996