Emergency Grants for Greater Manchester BAME Communities


Grants are available for small BAME-led VCSE organisations in Greater Manchester affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to enable them to respond to the needs of BAME communities.


The funding for the scheme is provided by Comic Relief and the National Emergency Fund. The GM BAME Network and the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) are administering the scheme.


The aim of the scheme is to support BAME led organisations in Greater Manchester by funding new activities and services as well as the additional costs of adapting existing services due to the coronavirus/COVID-19. The funding will also help counter the loss of fundraising income directly caused by the pandemic.


Two levels of funding are available:

  • Micro Grants of between £50 and £1,000.

  • Small Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000.

Organisations can apply for both a Micro and Small Grant.


Round 2 of the Small Grants programme is now open for applications from GM BAME led VCSE organisations, with an income of £50,000 or less.


For this round, grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to be used to respond to the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The deadline for applications is 26 February 2021 (4pm).


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