This funding round is now closed and thank you to everyone who applied. We will inform applicants on the outcome of their application by mid February 2024. If you would like to know more about the review process and why certain applications were unsuccessful, please click here.
This funding round is now closed and thank you to everyone who applied. If you would like to know more about the review process and why certain applications were unsuccessful, please click here.
The Phoenix Way is also in the process of awarding Regional Infrastructure Grants to the following 6 English regions: North West, North-East and Cumbria, South West, The Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, and London and South East.
The Phoenix Way (TPW) is a national collaborative partnership created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a response to the structural inequalities which Black and racially minoritised communities and community-led organisations face in relation to influencing and accessing grant funding in the UK. Its principal aims are to:
“The Phoenix Way seeks to ensure that no community is left behind.”
The Phoenix Way will develop a pioneering model that can be replicated by others to ensure that communities facing poverty, exclusion and discrimination influence decisions that impact their lives. By putting communities in the lead, The Phoenix Way seeks to ensure that no community is left behind.
Meet our Phoenix Way grantee partners here.
The Phoenix Fund was launched in 2020 in order to put racial justice at the heart of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was devised and led by Black and racially minoritised community group leaders from across England and established with the support of The National Lottery Community Fund and Global Fund for Children.
The fund was targeted at Black and racially minority-led community groups impacted by COVID-19. £2.4 million was distributed (£0.4 million in infrastructure support and £2 million in grants to 184 community groups) across all regions of England. Around 1400 applications were received, demonstrating the high demand for this targeted funding opportunity.
In response to this unmet demand, the Phoenix Way partnership was formed in 2021 by the community members who led the development of the Phoenix Fund as a way of building on this work and creating a process which would support systems change.
The Phoenix Way exists to drive transformational change at regional and national levels by adopting a racial equity and social justice lens and creating learning which impacts the wider funding ecosystem and Black and racially minoritised communities and community organisations.
The wider aims of The Phoenix Way are to:
In 2023, The Phoenix Way will launch and begin disseminating targeted funding to Black and racially minoritised community-led groups impacted by the cost-of-living crisis across England. The partners will establish a regional infrastructure support to deliver the Phoenix Way’s funding opportunities.
Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.
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