Our Events

We are delighted to announce we have selected the three organisations for our Spring Fundraising Event taking place in May 2022. This will be our third crowdfunding event since launching in 2020.

Become a member AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE  

Next Event: May 2022 please click here to express your interest

Previous Funding events:

Raised since our launch in November 2020

donors across just 2 funding events

Grassroots organisations funded through our events

Next EVENT: May 2022 – Express your interest to attend and help raise funds for our three selected organisations

Upcoming Events 

Following the exciting launch of BFN in November — where many of you generously supported Sister System, With Insight and Elevated Minds — we welcomed three new grassroots, Black-led organisations who pitched for funds and non-financial support at our Spring Funder on 29th April, 2021. We are delighted to announce that the three selected organisations to to pitch at our Spring Fundraising Event taking place in May 2022 are: 

Urban MBA, 5 Aside Theatre and Mindwalk Yoga

 

Please click here to register to join us at the Funding Event. 

Past Events

 

Thank you to everyone who made our second crowdfunding event for Black-led social changemakers a success. We have raised over £46000 since our launch in November 2020.

Our successful presenters at our Spring Funder were Make a Difference at Sandies, Alfred Fagon Award and A2I Dyslexia.

Become a member and make a difference

Our goal is to inspire and connect African and Caribbean heritage people in Britain to those who want to support underserved communities of colour. We leverage our members’ collective resources in order to help create the change we all want to see.

Membership offers individuals and institutions a strong connection to the community and a tangible way to support social change.

Associate Member

An introductory taster of BFN Membership – with a free ticket to two BFN events per year

As an Associate member you will contribute to our core costs. 

An invitation to nominate one project or organisation for funding per year.

 

£25 p/a

Individual Member

Free tickets to all BFN events. 

An invitation to nominate projects or organisations throughout the year. 

As an Individual member you will contribute to our core costs.

£100p/a

Friend Member

All the benefits of an Individual membership and bring your friends, too.

The ability to participate on our selection panels. 

As a Friend you will contribute to our core costs.

£250 P/A

Corporate Member

Give your employees and network members the opportunity to nominate projects. 

The ability to participate on our selection panels. 

Volunteer with organisations seeking BFN support.

As a Corporate member you will contribute to our core costs.

£500p/a

Black Funding Network – Crowdfunding Launch Event

Black Funding Network (BFN) launched with its first fundraising event on Tuesday 10th November 2020, which raised over £30,000 for three amazing changemaking organisations.  

Established by four Black female business leaders — Patricia Hamzahee (Founder of Integriti Capital), Yvette Griffith (Co-CEO, Jazz re:freshed), Erika Brodnock (Co-Founder and Research Director, Extend Ventures) and Angela Ferreira (Managing Director, Douglas Road Productions) — the initiative aims to help Black-led non-profit organisations access a generous community of donors that exists in Britain who want to be intentional in their giving.

Our first live, online event was hosted by The Funding Network (TFN) where three organisations – Sister Systems, With Insight, and Elevated Minds —  presented how they create positive change for the communities they serve. This was be followed by a live crowdfunding session which raised funds for the organisations.

 

Become a member AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE  

Join us at our Spring 2022 Funder

Images from the crowdfunding launch event of Black Funding network –

10th November 2020

Sister System charity
Black funding network - Yvette Griffith

Yvette Griffith endorsing Sister Systems

With Insight charity
With Insight charity endorsement Black Funding Network - Erika Brodnock

Erika Brodnock endorsing With Insight

Elevated minds charity
Angela Ferreira for Elevated Minds  Black Funding Network

Angela Ferreira endorsing Elevated Minds

Host Josh Babarinde confirms late arriving donations means we raised some £30,000 in total

Black funding network - ayanna witter johnson

Attendees were treated to a musical thank you from the sublime Ayanna Witter Johnson

“We are each other’s harvest”
- Gwendolyn Brooks