ATM’s COVID-19 BAME RESILIENCE GRANTS is there to help BAME voluntary sector to adapt, sustain core services, and thrive in this new challenging difficult environment we are all operating within.

The Anti-Tribalism Movement is a UK charity committed to tackling tribal discrimination and promoting fair and equitable societies. We have been working with the UK’s Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities since 2010.

We have been very concerned in recent months about the impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s BAME communities. Our April 2020 policy briefing for UK Government details this impact, most particularly on the Somali community.

Sadly, many charities that are supporting the community through these needs are themselves in financial distress; their efforts are thus limited and difficult to sustain. ATM’s COVID-19 BAME RESILIENCE GRANTS is there to help BAME voluntary sector to adapt, sustain core services, and thrive in this new challenging difficult environment we are all operating within.

Having struggled through the months of lockdown many organisations led by BAME communities have had to overcome significant challenges during the recovery period. We are able to make these grants thanks to funding from Comic Relief.

The ATM is an Intermediary Partner to Comic Relief, and our role is to quickly and effectively reach available funding to under-served communities where it is urgently needed and we hope these grants will transform and help revive their services.

These grants are to help locally-rooted BAME-led organisations to support BAME communities to deal with the impact of COVID-19. 

We expect successful grant applicants to have the trust of the communities they serve and a good understanding of their needs. They should be ready and able to deliver services, and should have a track record of being run effectively and inclusively.

We are offering  grants between  £5,000-£15,000 to organisations working for and led by any BAME community in the UK. We particularly encourage applications from organisations working for and led by people from Horn of Africa communities, who are supporting their communities through the impact of COVID-19.

We are hosting a webinar for potential applicants on 30 July 2020. Applicants can sign up through Eventbrite or here.

Applications must be submitted electronically to before 5PM on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

All applications will be assessed by an assessment panel whose decisions will be final. ATM will be in touch with all successful applicants by email or phone before Friday 4 September 2020.

The application form and guidance notes are available to download.