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BLACK THRIVE
The Project

Black Thrive, led by our Employment Working Group, will distribute £300,000 of grant funding

over two years to improve employment outcomes for Black people with long-term health conditions (LTCs) in Lambeth. Grants are available for between £1,000 and £50,000 to deliver projects for up to 18 months. The first round closes at 23:59pm on 14th October 2020.

We know that people of African and African Caribbean descent in Lambeth are more likely to be unemployed and more likely to have poor health. One of the key drivers of these inequalities is structural racism. As a result, in collaboration with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity (GSTC), Black Thrive is developing community-led solutions for improving employment outcomes for Black people with long-term conditions. Our goal is to ensure that Black people in Lambeth with long-term conditions are as likely to be in and sustain, meaningful employment as equivalent White people.

To do this, Black Thrive is partnering with community members, statutory bodies and local organisations to achieve justice for the Black community through radical change. We will use our £300,000 fund to pilot projects that consider the lived experience of Black people with long-term conditions and have the potential to create systemic change.

The grant funding is available for projects on a full-cost recovery basis. We will fund projects led by individuals, groups, coalitions and organisations that have the potential to shift the dial on employment outcomes and improve the evidence base around what works for Black people in Lambeth with long-term conditions.

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