The National Lottery Community Fund announced that it is committing £1.4 million to a new partnership with Global Fund for Children. The investment will support the co-creation and delivery of the Phoenix Fund, a new black and ethnic minority-led fund, which will support communities and BAME leadership practice in England.
The fund will also be part of a wider response to help address long standing inequalities present within both the sector and wider society – exposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Phoenix Fund is expected to be launched within weeks so as to provide emergency funding to support small and micro organisations in communities most affected by COVID-19. More details on who and how to apply will be made available at launch.