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Community Diversity Grants

Community Diversity Grants

Grants for groups that support equality

As part of our mission to tackle inequality, we're working closely with the Equality Forum.

This is a group of voluntary and community organisations which have come together to create a platform for change.

Nine groups awarded

We worked with the Equality Forum to provide grant funding to organisations to run initiatives locally. The grant winners were chosen by a three-person panel from the forum.

Almost £5,000 was awarded to nine groups in September 2022. This was part of the Community Diversity Grants scheme.

All awarded grants went to groups which provide innovative and imaginative approaches to promoting inclusion. 

The groups all work to tackle inequality and discrimination. They help:

  • Women and young girls
  • LGBT+ community organisations
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
  • Religious or faith groups    
  • Older or younger people    
  • Disabled people / communities

Grant-winning programmes

  • Project Salama – Challenging hidden domestic abuse within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
  • Wokingham Windrush Generations – Project empowering young people to create short films, interviewing diverse groups who have migrated to Wokingham since 1948
  • The Black Boy Joy Club – Establishing peer support networks with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and LGBTQI+ communities in Wokingham
  • Ciannasmile – To manage and deliver an eight-week programme to educate, empower and support 20 young people, aged 10 to 16 years of age, in our communities that want to make a positive difference for themselves and promote the inclusion of their peers who face life challenges and exclusion because of Sickle Cell Disease
  • Jeff Hinds - Annual celebration of Black History Month
  • Kaleidoscopic - Family freedom fund (for survivors of domestic abuse); provision of camping equipment that clients can use to take themselves and families away on holiday without the expense of equipment or storage and return when finished
  • Berkshire Against Racism - Awareness raising in schools
  • Lalita Mondkar - Establishing a multi-lingual service to help pregnant and new mothers with perinatal mental health issues
  • Bracknell Islamic Cultural Society - Services delivered in Wokingham including events and recreational activities to young people in their community

Find out about the work of these groups

We'll work in partnership with the Equality Forum to showcase the work these groups have done locally.

Find out more about the Equality Forum on the equalities pages

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