Black Funding Network Spring Funder

The Funding Network is delighted to host Black Funding Network once again for a live crowdfunding event on Thursday, 29 April from 6.00 – 7.30pm.

Following the exciting launch of BFN in November — where many of you generously supported Sister System, With Insight and Elevated Minds — we look forward to welcoming three new grassroots, Black-led organisations to pitch for funds and non-financial support.  Details of the community organisations presenting will be shared shortly. 

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.

 

“As we confront calls for racial justice in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in the US and the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on the Black community here in the UK, philanthropists are being asked to support catalytic change before the headlines fade and attention moves on.  We hope to leverage the collective resources of Britain’s Black communities and our allies to create the change we all want to see.”

Patricia Hamzahee

Co-Founder of Black Funding Network

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

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