We are excited to announce that the fund Resourcing Racial Justice was launched today.
The fund is lead by a coalition of people of colour who are dedicated to social change, who have worked hard over the last few weeks to establish a new UK wide-funding pool to support individuals and communities working towards racial justice.
It has been set up in the immediate midst of the COVID-19 Crisis given the disproportionate impact it has had on POC, both in terms of deaths and more structural losses and harms. It has been created in a way that will last well beyond the crisis and is rooted in healing the harms of long-standing inequities.
Our Trustee Derek Bardowell said:
“We know about the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on people of colour. We know from Ubele that 9 out of 10 micro and small organisations led by people of colour could potentially close soon. We know that the pandemic has exposed existing racialised health and economic inequalities.
Yet funders have been woefully slow to respond to this evidence. Resourcing Racial Justice is a much-needed coalition, led and informed by those impacted by racial injustice, funding through a racial justice lens. This fund will provide vital support to those working strategically on the frontline and I hope it will be an example to other funders of how best to reach and invest in communities of colour.”