October is Black History Month. Black History month is a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Our culture has been enriched and our society has been made stronger because of the people who travelled here to build new lives in the UK, as well as the achievements and contributions of their descendants.

The last 6 months have highlighted the importance of recognising and celebrating the achievements of people of African ancestry. In the UK, Black, Asian and members of other ethnic ‘minority’ groups have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 virus.

The Young Ealing Foundation would like to offer small grants to organisations who are already doing great work in highlighting and celebrating the ways in which diversity enrich our society. These small grants are to deliver activities with children and young people up to the age of 25.

We can only give grants to our members, so if you haven’t yet signed up, please do so here. We are also running a Black History Month poster and short-story competition for children and young people in Ealing, with a prizegiving ceremony at the end of October. Details of this can be found here.

Grants will range from £250 to £500. To apply, please complete the form below by 5pm on Friday 16th October 2020.