As Black History Month 2022 draws to a close, we are reminded of the theme of this year: Time for Change: Action Not Words.
Though only four weeks long, Black History Month relies on learning, education, and allyship, throughout the year.
Your continued support can play a pivotal role in dismantling the issues faced by Black people and communities by supporting through charities and organisations beyond October. Many charities and organisations are still feeling the effects of lockdown, so it’s more important than ever that we all do what we can to support their work.
Read on to discover 7 charities that you can support this month and beyond.
Keeping Black Children and Young People connected to their Culture, Identity and Heritage as they journey through Children’s Social Care System. Established during lockdown in 2020, The Black Care Experience was established because of a concern about the Care, Outcomes and Life Chances of those who are Black and In Care.
Black women in the UK have a four-five fold higher risk of dying in pregnancy in comparison to a white woman. Five X More is dedicated to empowering Black women to make informed choices and advocate for themselves throughout their pregnancies and after childbirth. According to the MBRRACE UK, 2020 report - a report that looks into maternal deaths - Black women in the UK have a four fold higher risk of dying in pregnancy in comparison to a white woman - and historically, this number was five times more. Fve X More is dedicated to supporting mothers with its campaigning work and recommendations. It focuses on empowering Black women to make informed choices and advocate for themselves throughout their pregnancies and after childbirth.
Jamal Edwards MBE was an entrepreneur and pioneer, known as a trailblazer in the field of digital content, music and entertainment. He spent his life empowering young people from all walks of life to achieve their dreams and ambitions with the mission of helping them to be the best versions of themselves. The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust is dedicated to continuing his mission of helping others, with young people being at the heart of that to ensure they manage to unlock and reach their full potential to help create a better tomorrow.
Supporting Black women affected by domestic & sexual abuse. Sistah Space provides resources to survivors of abuse with a particular focus on people of African heritage. Currently, they’re raising £100,000 needed for a respite/refuge for women & children affected by domestic & sexual abuse.
A sustainable educational cultural group based on togetherness, being a family for African and Caribbean children to come together and learn from each other. With the help of the community, Descendants can ensure the continuation of more projects and events to empower the youth of the African-Caribbean Community.
Stephen Lawrence Day was first celebrated in 2019 and takes place annually on 22 April, the date of Stephen’s death. The Day is marked officially in the British calendar as a celebration of Stephen’s life and legacy. The Foundation, was established amid unprecedented growing global awareness of racial inequality, exists to inspire a more equal, inclusive society, and to foster opportunities for marginalised young people in the UK.
London’s development agency for Carnival Arts, promoting the culture, crafts and business of a relatively unsung art form in the UK, extending to its roots and broader culture. They host venues in Notting Hill for the community to learn about Carnival Arts and activities