The purpose of our INSPIRE programme is to support the people and organisations doing the work of making racial equality a reality to continue and grow their work – and to share it with more people.
These online sessions will:
The Inspire Sessions are free and open to everyone.
Accessing resources and funding is vital to our work, but writing bids can often seem like a mystery. A mystery with unequal results.
A report by social justice organisation Ten Years’ Time, found that despite Black, Asian other minority ethnic groups making up around 14% of the UK population, independent funders – such as trusts and foundations – still fail to give a fair share of grants to these groups.
Research found that up to 87% of micro and small voluntary sector organisations led by black and other minority people were found not to have enough sufficient funds to last more than three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and were also the least likely group to receive financial support.
Major funding leaders are working to take accountability for racial injustice in the sector and dismantling oppressive systems that hold back minority communities.
Hear from Jenni Lewin-Turner, Director of urbanflo creative, Helen Cooper, Senior Manager, Philanthropy / Visual Arts at Arts Council England and our trustee and successful social entrepreneur, Ruth Ibegbuna. They will share best advice and practical tips on how to make your bid stand out so you can grow your organisation strategically and sustainably.
The work of racial justice is in large part about how we bring people together to create change. And it is incredibly challenging – not many people in the UK have much experience or confidence in taking part in conversations about racial justice; and we often begin at very different starting points. This workshop explores how we can create paces for and facilitate conversations that see breakthroughs in how we connect and understand each other.
The World Reimagined exists to grow the family and community of people involved in the work of racial justice, including inviting more allies to play the roles they can. In this workshop, we explore how you can use The World Reimagined to grow your network and, specifically, encourage allies to engage with and contribute to your work in meaningful ways.
In this Inspire Session, community organisations from across the UK share their expertise and experiences, connecting with each other in to build a powerful UK-wide network of solidarity.