New round of funding opens to celebrate black history
Celebrating black history is a significant part of Peabody’s culture. We organise and support events in our communities and with colleagues to recognise the achievements and contributions of people of black heritage around the world.
Our ‘Black History Month Fund 365’ offers grants four times a year where local voluntary and community organisations can apply for up to £500 to help with planning or running projects. The next round of funding opens on Friday 2 February and closes on Friday 1 March.
The fund has helped bring many wonderful events to life throughout the year including a Windrush Tea Dance celebrating African and Caribbean culture through traditional dance, a cross-generation photographic project and a Caribbean food lunch club. The fund complements our support of Black History Month in October and helps raise awareness year-round.
The fund is a partnership between Peabody and fellow housing associations A2 Dominion, Metropolitan Thames Valley, Sovereign Housing Association and Network Homes. The funding helps bring communities together, promote awareness and celebrate the contributions of women and men of African and Caribbean heritage throughout history and in contemporary times.
For more information and how to apply, visit: Celebrating Black History Month year-round.