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A new report from the charity Inquest has found that Black people are seven times more likely to die than White people following the use of restraint by police. Accountability for racism in the deaths of Black people after police contact is ‘not fit for purpose’.
Supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic carers
Many Black, Asian and minority ethnic unpaid carers don't recognise themselves as carers; and some languages lack a distinct word for ‘carer’. It’s vital that services are inclusive to ensure that carers can get support. The Race Equality Foundation participated in the advisory group for Carers UK to help produce this good practice guide briefing on how to offer inclusive support.
End Violence Against Women latest Snapshot report
End Violence Against Women's latest Snapshot report contains key recommendations to end and prevent violence against women and girls - from public attitude campaigns to holding accountable the tech companies that promote and profit from misogynistic content. It highlights the need for investment in prevention and support services, particularly for specialist support services, including those led by and for Black and minoritised women and marginalised survivors of abuse, which continue to face chronic underfunding amid rising costs of running their services.
Locality have launched a new grant programme for their members who are helping people cope with the cost of living crisis.
Thanks to generous donations through the Guardian and Observer charity appeal, we’re now able to offer grants of £10,000 to eligible organisations.
Organisations will need to be a Locality Essentials or Membership Plus member, or a member of DTA Scotland, DTNI or DTA Wales to apply. They also need to:
have a turnover under £500k a year,
deliver services to support people affected by rising costs over the last year
be working in an area in the lower two IMD deciles, OR
be supporting racially minoritised communities.
THE TROVE MARKET is about bringing people together, facilitating a range of FREE activities and providing a platform for entrepreneurs of all ages.
Join us for a fun day in the park!
Toddler music time= 11-11:45am
Drumming workshop= 12-1pm
THROUGHOUT THE DAY:
-Crocheting tutorials & pom-pom making
There will also be great stalls & tasty food!
🗓: Saturday 4th March
📍: Lordship Recreation Ground, N17 6NU
To mark the 75th anniversary of Windrush on 22 June, we have launched an opportunity to deliver an artist commission that will commemorate and celebrate the anniversary in Waltham Forest. Windrush communities are an integral part of our cultural identity in Waltham Forest, and they have contributed to and shaped our Borough in many ways. This commission should celebrate this while also creating a deeper understanding of the histories of local Windrush communities.
We welcome a wide range of creative proposals; some examples might be: a film, photography or heritage project exploring the history of Windrush communities in Waltham Forest, an exhibition, event or live performance, taking place in a public space or local venue.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 5 March.
Fellowship Square is a much-loved community space at the heart of Waltham Forest, a place to bring people together and celebrate the diversity of our borough. This Summer we are inviting local organisations, artists, and community groups to deliver an exciting programme of arts and cultural activities in the Square.
Applicants can bid for sums of between £5,000 and £15,000, for delivery of events that take place between June and September 2023. This could be a cultural festival, installations, workshops or live events.
The deadline for applications is Friday 10 March.
Be part of a movement to put lived experience at the heart of media conversations.
In every community there are people with lived experience of the big health and social issues facing the UK today; from homelessness to modern slavery, domestic abuse to gang violence. Their insights could identify solutions and create lasting change. We want to see a society where lived experience leaders are at the forefront of public conversation, policy and social change.
Sounddelivery Media's practical training programme returns for its third year. Developed collaboratively with a network of leaders with lived experience, this eight month training programme is for community leaders to amplify your experiences and expertise with purpose and power. It aims to diversify the voices we hear in the media to make it more representative of the society we live in. And aims to build the confidence of our network to influence policy and practice.
Successful participants will be united in using their lived experience to create a positive change in and for their communities.
Applications are now open and will close at 12pm Friday 24th March 2023.
Transform your financial wellbeing through sisterhood
Our Financial Ease Legacy is a compassionate inquiry for Black women, exploring ways to create lasting financial ease in our lives and communities. Hosted by Lola Odunsi, this journey centres peer learning, supporting you to cultivate financial wellbeing aligned with your values in a supportive sisterhood. Bursaries are available for members of the Ubele community.
Application deadline: 15/3/23
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