New Wellbeing and Relief Fund to Challenge Multiple Disadvantage in Manchester’s Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee Communities.

To celebrate Refugee Week, ICM is launching a new Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) Wellbeing and Relief Fund, to invest in innovations which support people facing multiple disadvantage from BAMER communities in Manchester. The fund is to support collaborative projects between ICM, partner agencies and BAMER communities.

This fund is to establish collaborative micro projects, with applicants able to apply for an initial £1000, which can be increased to £3000 after an initial period.

The fund is open to agencies, organisation and groups working with people from BAMER communities who are facing multiple disadvantage, such as homelessness, substance use, reoffending, mental ill-health and domestic abuse.

We feel it is important that the projects be rooted in co-production, and that decision making around this investment is collaborative, transparent and relevant to the people in the communities involved.

All projects must have elements of creative engagement and coproduction, involving lived experience from the communities participating. Projects should also involve multi-agency collaboration, including ICM, the applicant organisation and other community groups.

This fund is to assist organisations to deliver BAMER centred projects in the city of Manchester, which support people facing multiple disadvantage. We suggest these projects should address one of the below areas:

1. Improving access to support or services.

2. Developing an approach to improve practice.

3. Enhancing communications for people

4. Developing workforce or community expertise.

If you are interested and want to find out more, please email with an expression of interest and we can arrange a phone call to discuss the application process.

To find out more about multiple disadvantage in BAME communities you can read ‘A Voice For All’ and evaluation by Opportunity Nottingham and their partners Awaaz.

To view the BAMER Project Outline please click here

To view the Application Form please click here

To view the Application Guidance please click here

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