Global Majority Fund

CRER is delighted to be able to make a round of grants available to support BME community organisations to continue delivering services to communities facing racial inequality who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns in Scotland. This is possible as we have been chosen as one of 10 BME-led organisations who will fund hundreds of small projects across the UK with the new £2.8m fund from Comic Relief and National Emergencies Trust (NET). The Comic Relief element of this funding is co-financed by The Clothworkers’ Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The fund aims to help vulnerable communities by supporting BME-led organisations struggling to continue their services because of the pandemic.  

COVID-19 has changed the charity landscape, forcing many charities to diversify their income streams in a bid for survival. We recognise the need for charities and grassroots organisations serving BME communities and individuals in Scotland to be able to access grant funding to support core costs and vital project work. 

CRER will be delivering and overseeing funds of £250,000 to BME organisations across Scotland. The focus of this fund is to support grassroots and small-medium charitable organisations working with communities facing racial inequality in Scotland to access funds for ongoing delivery. 

To apply for a portion of this fund, please download the application form and application guidance, complete the application form, and send all completed and required additional documents alongside your application before the deadline.  

Download Application Form

Download Application Guidance

The deadline to submit the application is 17 June 2021 at 12:00 noon. You must send your completed application and all required documentation no later than the deadline to Yasmin Luqman at  

About CRER: The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) has been working to eliminate racial discrimination and promote racial justice across Scotland for 20 years. Through research and campaigning activities which respond to the needs of communities, our work aims to tackle deep rooted issues of racial inequality.  

About Comic Relief: Comic Relief raises money to support people living incredibly tough lives. Through humour and stories of hope, Comic Relief has shown that people can make a massive difference. Comic Relief funds hundreds of amazing organisations who are working on the ground to support the most vulnerable people and communities in society including many of those hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis. This includes vulnerable children and young people, people who are homeless or living in extreme poverty, women and families at risk of domestic abuse and those struggling with existing or new mental health problems.  

About National Emergencies Trust: The National Emergencies Trust (NET) is a charity set up to raise funds from the general public in the event of a domestic disaster or emergency. When a disaster hits, the Trust collaborates with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money and support victims. The funds collected are distributed by local partners on the ground in the areas affected by the emergency event. The National Emergencies Trust is a registered charity no. 1182809. For more information, visit:



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