We are The Ubele Initiative, an African diaspora led, infrastructure plus organisation, empowering Black and Minoritised communities in the UK, to act as catalysts for social and economic change.
To achieve this, we work with community leaders, groups, and organisations in the UK and beyond to strengthen their sustainability, resilience, and voice.
Ubele is taken from Swahili meaning ‘the future’.About us
Lloyd Leon Community Centre (LLCC), formerly the Brixton Dominoes Club, is a home for The Brixton Domino Club and Brixton Soup Kitchen. We have been supporting LLCC to help it become an exciting, vibrant and creative community-based facility serving the local community.
Rootz into Food Growing aims to challenge and disrupt some of the structural inequalities that exist within the current UK food growing sector through the creation of a network of Black and Minoritised led growers pan-London. The growers will receive relevant skills development and training opportunities enabling them to grow commercially.
During the Covid-19 pandemic we:
200 Black and Minoritised led organisations
£13.5m funding to Black and Minoritised led community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises
£94,925 for the Majonzi Fund to provide bereavement and grief support to members of the Black and Minoritised communities affected by loss due to Covid-19
4 major pieces of research about the impact of Covid-19 on Black and Minoritised communities
115 online events such as webinars and community conversations
When we applied for the EDP/Ubele grant we knew we had a challenge, we thought we had a solution and we believed funding would be the route to delivering that plan! - Julie Bose...
We asked the team at The Ubele Initiative to share their perspectives of Jamaica 60 as well as what they’d love to see in the future....