Sources of funding and support for Black & minority led social enterprises

As the Black Lives Matter movement and the Covid-19 pandemic laid bare exacerbating racial inequalities in the UK, the past year has seen new efforts to tackle structural inequalities affecting Black and minoritised communities. Targeted funding and support for Black and minority led organisations and businesses is a key part of the strategy to move towards a system where resources are distributed more equitably and enterprise support is provided where it has previously been lacking. 

A number of initiatives and funding programmes have recently emerged that are designed specifically to support, fund and empower Black and minority led organisations. We list some of them below and hope to add to the list as new initiatives are launched. You can also read about Arts & Culture Finance’s own approach to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion on this page.


Lead image – MeWe360 – photo by Kriss Flow