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The Ubele Initiative: Weekly News

October 30th, 2023

News and Updates

News and information from Ubele, our partners, collaborators on their exciting opportunities and events for each week. Be sure to check in to keep up to date with industry news. Subscribe to the monthly Ubele news here

Yvonne Peggy

Many thanks to the Association of Higher Education Professionals (AHEP) for publishing this article by Yvonne Field OBE and Peggy Warren.

Elevate is a Women's Leadership Programme for young women in higher education in partnership with five universities - Bristol, Exeter, Cardiff, UWE and Bath.

Read the article celebrating the project's journey and hear from some of our alums!
More details on Instagram, here

Events and Opportunities

⭐️ Locality Convention in Bristol

Locality’s annual Convention brings together people who believe in the power of community and whose ambitious work is transforming our communities.

Join us in Bristol 7-8 November. Read more here 

⭐️ Cost of Living Challenge Fund

Are your grant opportunities starting to dry up? Can’t find grants that will allow you to grow your work? We welcome charities and social enterprises that support and are run by teams from Black and Racially Minoritised communities to join us at our Webinar on Tuesday, the 31st of October. ⁠

Discover the diverse range of alternative funding opportunities that could help your business thrive and learn how to access these opportunities and how they can support the growth and sustainability of your organisation.
Details here

⭐️ Go! London Funding for Young Entrepreneurs

Apply for grants of up to £15,000 for a cohort of young entrepreneurs aged 16-24. These grants are designed to support the development of social enterprise ideas, with a focus on ventures in the sports and physical activity sector. This could encompass a wide range of initiatives, from sports-for-change enterprises and activewear businesses to sport tech startups and behaviour change programmes that prioritise social impact. In the first year of funding, they aim to prioritise early-stage ideas. To further empower grantees, they have teamed up with the School of Social Entrepreneurs and Bayes Business School to provide mentorship, networking opportunities, training, and more! More here.

⭐️ Black Culture Market in December

Black Culture Market - Christmas Market

Sat, 02 Dec and Sun, 03 Dec, 2023, 11:00 - 17:00 both days

Join Black Culture Market for their exciting Winter event for Christmas. Black Culture Market is the destination to support and shop from Black-owned businesses in Brixton. Over the weekend explore the wonderful stalls whilst catching up with friends. The market has something for everyone and supports emerging entrepreneurs & new black businesses of African & Caribbean descent with opportunities to be more visible in the retail industry. If you're looking for food, drinks, gifts, cards, unique art, jewellery, male grooming kits, skincare, clothes, accessories and more come down! This market truly the community's spirit as well as supports black businesses. Come early to avoid disappointment.  

This is a free event, however, you will need to pre-register here

Address: Downstairs at The Department Store, 248 Ferndale Road, Brixton, SW9 8FR

⭐️ Grants for Projects Supporting Children & Young People's Mental Health

Closing date: 4 December 2023

The North Central East London (NCEL) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Provider Collaborative is offering grants:

  • Inequalities Fund: Projects involving children and young people that address mental health disparities.

  • Early Intervention & Community Support Fund: Initiatives aiming to reduce hospital admissions for children and young people.

From a total fund of £1.5M, grants will range from £5,000 to £50,000. We're especially interested in projects that benefit children and young people with learning disabilities and autism.

Projects should be ready to commence in January 2024 and are expected to run for 12 months. Express an interest now to find out more

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