If you’re looking for ways to support the Black community throughout Black History Month and beyond, we’re shining a light on a few charities of many, doing great work to improve progress for Black people in the UK.
Black Minds Matter
Black Minds Matter UK’s aims to connect Black individuals and families with free mental health services — by professional Black therapists to support their mental health. They are committed to making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for all Black people in the U.K., removing the stigma and remodelling the services to be relevant for the Black community.
UK Black Pride
UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQI+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern-descent. UK Black Pride is a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds, as well as foster, represent and celebrate Black LGBTQI+ and QTIPOC culture through education, the arts, cultural events and advocacy. Importantly, UK Black Pride promotes unity and cooperation among LGBTQI+ people of diasporic communities in the UK, as well as their friends and families.
Imkaan is a UK-based, Black feminist organisation and the only national umbrella women’s organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls i.e. women and girls which are defined in policy terms as Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ (BME).
100 Black Men
The 100 Black Men of London is a community-based charity led by Black men, delivering programmes and activities focused on Mentoring, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Health & Wellness.
The Amos Bursary
The Amos Bursary support and empower Britain’s talented young people of African and Caribbean heritage to fulfil their academic potential, attend top universities and establish good professional careers in which they can excel and give back to society.
Creative Access supports talented people from groups that are under-represented in terms of ethnicity, socio-economic background and disability, or facing significant barriers to employment, to not just enter the creative industries, but to thrive when they get in.
Black History Month resources
For more information and resources visit the Black History Month website.