Who we are
What is Resourcing Racial Justice?
The Resourcing Racial Justice fund is a coalition of people of colour (POC) innovators, change-makers, activists, artists and social leaders dedicated to social change. Together, we have established a new UK wide-funding pool to support individuals and communities working towards racial justice. You can see the coalition here
.Who is Thirty Percy?
Thirty Percy is a new, dynamic and innovative family foundation. Their purpose is to contribute to the future security and wellbeing of our world and they aim to do this in ways that are imaginative, collaborative and unexpected. They are the first funder to donate to our fund and this money will be used for the first wave of funding, where we aim to redistribute around 500,000What is a pooled fund?
Money can come from individual donors, selected institutional funders with a commitment to doing racial justice work, or anyone who would like to give to the Fund through our Just Giving pageHow to applyWhat can we spend the money on?
The purpose of the fund is to to provide financial support to organisations, community and grassroots groups that are working to redress the impact of COVID-19 and beyond on those who identify as POC (which includes other terms such as BAME, racialised people, black indigenous, people of colour BIPOC).
We understand that this work can take a variety of forms and structures, and as such we're open and flexible about where the money can be spent as it should be reflective of the needs of your community. However, these projects should meet the following criteria:
- Projects that meet the immediate needs and/or impact of crisis - be it COVID-19 or otherwise for communities of colour
- Projects that meet the immediate needs and/or impact of crisis – be it Covid-19 or otherwise – for communities of colour.
- Ideas that present transformational and radical alternatives that will support people of colour creating solutions for change on a systemic level.
- 'Ecosystem builders' – visionaries that exist between the mainstream and the margins who are working to mobilise connections and resources for the benefit of their communities. This could include: Lived Experience Leaders –POC leaders; activists; community leaders; innovators; change-makers working on racial justice.
- Those with an international perspective, seeking to amplify and build relationships with communities in the global south in order to achieve global change.
- We welcome projects connected to faith and spirituality.
You can find out more information about this on our webinar on May 20th 2020. To register to attend, please click here
.How much can we apply for?
You can apply for grants between 5K to 50K.
Can contributions be used to pay for an individual's living expenses (food, rent etc.)?
Yes, individuals can apply for their living expenses and material needs. We're working on a restorative and reparative model of funding, where people's daily and material needs are just as important as the work they do, and so people are able to apply for their living expenses. For an organisation, we support resourcing core needs to cover the basic running costs of your organisation
We will have more information on this at our webinar on May 20th. You can sign-up here
.What is the timescale for applications?
For the first round of applications:
What will you do if there is money left over after the crisis point has passed?
- Open applications - 18th May 2020
- Webinar with Resourcing Racial Justice Coalition - 20th May 2020, 6pm. You can sign-up here.
- Close applications - 15th June 2020
- Committee meets to make decisions - 29th June 2020
Informing participants - 29 June 2020
We know communities of colour have been struggling with crises for a long time. This fund was created to resource our communities and movements so that we can achieve racial justice. We are committed to achieving that mission after the COVID19 too, that means that any money left over will be carried over to redistribute a second wave of funding.Can white led organisations apply?
This fund is aimed at individuals, groups and organizations working to achieve racial justice; we know that many white people are also committed to achieving this. Therefore, we welcome applications from organizations who can demonstrate how their leadership is helping them to achieve their aims of racial justice.Other EnquiriesI'm a journalist and would like to talk to you about what you are doing, who should I contact?
Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.orgI am a philanthropist, from a trust or foundation, or local authority wanting to support this support, how can I help?
Contact: email@example.comFunders do not have decision making powers over the allocation of the fund.Data StorageWhat happens to the data open collective gathers? Is it stored securely and would it ever be supplied to a third party agency (eg. immigration authorities)?
Resourcing Racial Justice is GDPR compliant and stores data in a secure way. You can find their privacy policies here