We Move Fund: Youth Social Action

The £1m We Move Fund: Youth Social Action will help to build children and young people’s confidence, skills and knowledge, whilst empowering them to take an active and leading role in developing solutions to issues which affect their lives and their communities.

The fund is open to not-for-profit organisations who currently work with Black children and young people aged 18 and under in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Grants of up to £50,000 will be awarded for up to 18 months.

The We Move Fund: Youth Social Action was announced in April by BBC Children in Need working in partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra and The Ubele Initiative as a community partner.

Application deadline: 20 June 2022 


Other Funding

The Racial Justice Fund will directly resource Black and minority-led organisations working at the intersection of racial and economic justice. The fund will bring fresh voices, build alliances and pilot new ideas that help increase wealth and income in Black and minoritised communities. Deadline: 27 June 2022 | Learn more

National Lottery Community Support Fund: Offer funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. Larger grants of £10,000+ are made through a variety of programmes that cover every nation within the United Kingdom. Learn more

Community Business ReBoost fund aims to support community businesses to raise community shares capital that can support their recovery, pivot or expand the business in response to Covid-19. The ReBoost fund provides grant funding and matched equity investment. The programme ends on June 30th 2022. Learn more

Lloyds Bank Foundation is funding small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales. Funding is unrestricted, including around core costs, and tailored development support to help your charity be more effective. Learn more

Community Business Crowdmatch in partnership with Crowdfunder UK. They are offering up to £10k in match funding for community businesses that are responding in some way to Covid-19, maybe developing a new service, or a new organisation, or keeping themselves afloat until some kind of normality resumes. Deadline 30 June 2022 | Learn more

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund aims to use sport and physical activity as a means of bringing a community together and tackling inequalities via awards of between £300 and £10,000 from a pot of £5 million of National Lottery funding. They always have more applications than they’re able to fund and so their priority is to support projects working with people in disadvantaged communities. Learn more

Crowdfunder and the National Emergencies Trust have teamed up to make up to £10,000 match funding available to help your voluntary or community organisation overcome the effects of the pandemic. This exciting new opportunity aims to support long-term sustainability and open up new avenues of income for brilliant local groups who are making a real difference to the people in their communities. Learn more

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund
The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) has re-opened its Small Grants Programme to registered not-for-profit organisations supporting grassroots projects in diverse and deprived communities across the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 are available (the average award is £1,500) to organisations with an income of up to £1 million to support a wide range of good causes. Learn more

BA Better World Community Fund
British Airways has teamed up with Crowdfunder to support communities to create a better world. With up to £50,000 in +Extra funding, the BA Better World fund aims to support projects and organisations that create positive impact across several categories including; Environment, Diversity, inclusion & wellbeing, Education & employability and Thriving communities. Learn more

Charity Excellence Funder List
Funding Finder Grant Directory – Most grant funding directories, for trusts and foundations, are paid for, with annual costs of up to £400. The Funding Finder database gives you click through to a huge range of funders, with the latest uploaded weekly into the Recent Additions search category. Funding Finder is not only completely free, it’s a lot more than just another funding directory. Learn more

The Radical Change Fund: Race Reflections has launched a Radical Change Fund to support black scholars & community organisers engaged in disruptive and liberatory work. They have a few small grants available. Deadline 30 June 2022 | Learn more


National Baseline Research into Black and Minoritised Youth Presence in the UK Manual Trades Sector

“The construction and manual trades sector mainly relies upon older white males”, concludes our recent report

The findings of research into challenges facing Black and minoritised young people entering the manual trades highlights that the image of the industry, coupled with poor careers information, advice and guidance, portray a sector that is not sufficiently diverse with regards to gender and race, principally. This negative impression creates an unviable career path for some, with school’s reinforcing this impression through what some young people described as poor career advice, information and guidance opportunities.

The research was conducted by The Ubele Initiative from funding through the Youth Futures Foundation. The findings reflected views from interviews with close on 100 young people and professionals in the industry.

Find out more about the challenges Black and minoritised young people face entering manual trades sector and see our recommendations that we feel are likely to make a difference in addressing some of those barriers.


Covid-19 & Vaccine ResourcesGet your COVID vaccine
You can book your appointment at a vaccination centre or a community pharmacy. The COVID-19 vaccination sites are run by NHS professionals and have extra measures in place to keep you safe during your visit. You do not need your NHS number. Visit Coronavirus updates and guidance
We’ve come so far but we cannot risk another spike in COVID-19 cases. Please share this to keep us all safe. Learn more

Surveys & Research
Common Call’s Social investment Co-design Research Project

Common Call is working on the development of a social investment model that benefits underrepresented communities – e.g. global majority led, Black led, lived experience led. This is an opportunity for the organisations benefiting from social investment to have a significant role in the design of the funding models and products the sector has to offer. Learn more

Insights into the lived experience of Black-led impact organisations

Black-led social impact organisations operate in an environment of structural inequalities and a brand new report by Do it Now Now’s initiative Centre Black explores the lived experience of management and staff at Black-led impact organisations within the UK’s voluntary sector. Learn more

UCL IOE Academic research: Coronavirus Intersectionalities Study

You are invited to take part in research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care and quality of life for different groups. They would like to hear your views about the pandemic experiences of everyone to help us and policymakers to improve public health. It will take around 20 mins and you will receive a £2 voucher once you complete the survey. Learn more

Data First Aid

PBE can provide charities with pro bono support from a dedicated volunteer economist to help them with their ad hoc data needs. That might include data analysis or visualisation, spreadsheet tasks or short pieces of research. Learn more
Free business and digital support from expert FTSE100, Tech and independent business volunteersDigital Boost is a free online platform that supports startups, small businesses and charities to get the essential guidance and skills they need to grow. They match small businesses who need support with volunteer experts who want to give back. Through 1:1 virtual conversations and small group workshops, business owners get fast answers to their unique business questions, plus objective feedback & ideas from multiple experts. Learn more


Bayo – To support your mental health and wellbeing

Bayo is a space to find collectives, organisations and services from across the UK – run by and for the Black community – to support your mental health and wellbeing. Developed by The Ubele InitiativeMindYoung Minds and Best Beginnings, Bayo was funded by The National Emergencies Trust and is run by The Ubele Initiative.

 Find your space 

Future Men is a specialist charity that provides emotional and practical support for boys and young men in the south London boroughs of Westminster, RBKC, Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Wandsworth.  Through practice-led services, they work with boys and men from childhood to 25 to help them become healthy, dynamic, future men. From structured school programmes, and youth hubs, to individual one-to-one sessions and outreach work, they provide the vital support and advocacy that changes boys and young men’s lives for the better. They focus their work with boys and men who face structural discrimination and disadvantage, including of race, income, and community. Learn more


Executive Assistant

We are searching for a highly adaptable and flexible Executive Assistant to support the CEO in fulfilling various responsibilities within communications and provide general administrative assistance to programs and operations. The ideal candidate will have an interest and ability to seamlessly weave in and out of various spheres of responsibility to meet the organisation’s needs.

Deadline 30 May 2022

Learn more & Apply

Trustees – Greenwich Refugee Aid and Community Enterprise ‘GRACE’

GRACE are seeking new Trustees to set strategy and organisational design. You will have a passion for the work they do, and feel motivated and committed to ensuring their ongoing development. They are currently seeking new Trustees to cover the following positions:

• Chair
• Treasurer
• Secretary
• Compliance and regulation

Deadline 6 June 2022 | Learn more
Volunteer with Home-Start WKCHF! 

Join Home-Start on our April Preparation Course to befriend families in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham. As Lockdown guidelines change, your help is needed more than ever. Learn more