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A no nonsense insight into the the grant maker world , how they make decsions and any likley bias that works against BME - led groups.

About this event

This workshop is postponed but please continue to register and we will contact you directly of the new date. Apologies for the inconvenience.

If you’re a Black and Minority Ethnic led community (BME) organisation, your services are for people from Black and ethnic minority communities and your serious about making it easier to develop your organisation, then join the BME Community Organisations Circle, every fortnight for 90 minutes where you can achieve more than you ever thought you could.

This is the the 3rd session in our 4 part series . In this session we examine behind the scenes of the world of the grant funder to help you understand the thinking that is applied to their grant giving and how you can increase your success when applying for grants.

This Session will help you understand

  • Where there could be a likely bias in funder systems, processes and assessment criteria that works against BME - led groups when they apply for grant funding.
  • Find out the list of assesment critera most funders use
  • How mistakes can lead you to grant success
  • Tips on how to improve your chances of raising more unrestricted /core funding


Why has the circle been set up?

• Response to Community Southwark members from the BME Voluntary and community sector requesting more focused learning sessions which are based on the lived experienced of BME Led community organisations having to operate in an environment where institutional racism across the charity, public and local authority sector has hampered their development.

• There is growing evidence that BME community led organisations have suffered from being underfunded, disproportionate funding cuts for the BME community Sector over the past two decades.

Benefits of the Circle programme:

• Build your skills, knowledge and confidence on how to run your organisation

• Increase and widen your network and partnership opportunities

• Improve your organisation’s ability to attract funding

• Be clearer on why your organisation exists and what difference you are making

• Gain knowledge of how you can help to shift power dynamics which exist in the charity sector and within public and local authority systems and processes to change how the BME community sector is funded.