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Who are we?

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’.

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Our Projects

The Phoenix Way

The Phoenix Way, led by The Ubele Initiative and supported by Global Fund for Children, is a grant-making initiative aimed at transforming Black and racially minoritised communities.

Our Projects

Lloyd Leon Community Centre

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.

Our Projects

The Black and Minoritised Communities Enterprise Development Programme

Support from the programme enables organisations to grow financial resilience and impact by providing a mixture of grant and learning support to help get enterprise ideas off the ground.

Our Projects


Bayo, meaning ‘Joy has found us’ in Yoruba, is a space to find collectives, organisations and services from across the UK – run by and for the Black community – to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Our Projects

Rootz into Food Growing

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.

Our Impact

During the Covid-19 pandemic we:


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200 Black and Minoritised led organisations


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£13.5m funding to Black and Minoritised led community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises


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£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

Conducted & Published

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4 major pieces of research about the impact of Covid-19 on Black and Minoritised communities


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115 online events such as webinars and community conversations

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Quotes from members

My most memorable experience has been attending the Black Europe training in Amsterdam. It was an eye-opening experience that allowed me to learn about different black experiences across Europe, and participate in cultural activities.

The focus on intergenerational conversation allowed me to learn a lot through an oral medium that is largely overlooked within academia.

- Leonie Mills, Young Emerging Leaders Collective member

Ubele has helped our organisation immensely in terms of ensuring we are compliant but also that we are able to remain sustainable, effective and achieve our vision and crystallise our mission and objectives.

- MEL England Participant

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