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Majonzi Fund Grant Applications are now open

December 13th, 2021

Majonzi Fund was created in collaboration with Patrick Vernon OBE, to provide bereavement and grief support to members of the Black and Minoritised community affected by loss due to Covid-19.

Majonzi in Swahili means grief or deep sorrow.

“My family have weathered the impact of the pandemic with our own personal loss. My sister’s partner passed away as a result of the virus and we have been grieving his loss separately ever since.

When you lose a family member under these heart-breaking circumstances, you simply cannot put the pain into words. You realise the importance of the grieving process within your own families and communities. With the support of the public, I hope this fund can make a small difference to families and communities affected by COVID-19.”
— Patrick Vernon OBE

Majonzi Fund Grant Applications are now open.

Majonzi Fund recipients are provided with a monetary grant of £500 to use towards commemorating the lives of those they have lost in a way that is meaningful to them: anything from a memorial service to commissioning a work of art for the community. We are currently accepting applications until the end of February 2022.

Who can apply?

  • Households that have lost loved ones to Covid-19 and would like to organise an event to commemorate their lives

  • Community groups and organisations (including faith groups) looking for funding to organise a memorial service

  • Social entrepreneurs or artists looking to organise an event or commission a piece of art for a community

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