Community Diversity Grants
Small grants to help tackle inequality in the borough
Community Diversity Grants 2023
£5,000 is available for community groups to help minorities in Wokingham Borough.
Any new or small community voluntary organisation can now apply for a maximum grant of £500 to help with things like:
- developing a new organisation
- holding events
- increasing employment opportunities of protected characteristic communities in the borough.
The latest round of grant applications closed on 12 October. We will provide updates on new grant awards when they are made.
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.
The groups should 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
Awards in 2022
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.
How Community Diversity Grants were used
Other grant awards
We'll add more grant award stories to this page in the future. We'll hear from:
- Project Salama – Challenging hidden domestic abuse within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
- The Black Boy Joy Club – Establishing peer support networks with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and LGBTQI+ communities in Wokingham
- 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