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Published: 31 August 2021

The Black History Month Fund is now receiving applications for its next round of funding allocation.

What is the Black History Month Fund?

This fund has been set up as part of the Institutional Review of Race Equality, in which staff and students recommended more institutional support for the delivery of a range of events, activities and projects relating to Black history.

The aims of the fund are to:

  • promote the awareness and knowledge of black history
  • celebrate the achievements and contributions from individuals of African and Caribbean heritage
  • educate and foster engagement with the lived experiences and cultures of those with African and Caribbean heritage

Who can apply?

The fund is open to both students and staff, including staff-student partnerships.

Previous funding allocations have supported education and training workshops, an on-site display.

How to apply

Staff and students can apply for funding using the Black History Month Proposal Form (Word), which should be submitted to Liz Grand, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser (

The deadline for applications for this round is Friday 17 September 2021.

Applications for funding will be reviewed by a panel made up of staff and students. Allocation of funding will be decided based on whether the proposed activity, event or project meets the aims of the fund.

Black History Month Working Group

Separate to this funding, there is also a Black History Month Working Group which meets monthly to discuss ideas and plans for events, activities and projects of this kind and fosters collaboration between staff and students.

This group is open for any staff and students to join, please email Liz Grand ( if you would like to join.

Please note, staff and students do not have to be part of the Black History Month Working Group to apply for the Black History Month funding.

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