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Earlier this summer, the UK Government announced plans to make important court and tribunal judgments available via The National Archives for the first time. This is a significant step in bringing greater transparency and efficiency to the justice system both in the UK and overseas where UK case law and precedent plays an important role. […]

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Funders for Race Equality Alliance, in conjunction with the Ubele Initiative and Future Foundations UK, have released a quantitative report into the emergency funding of the UK Black and Minority voluntary community sector (VCS) during the pandemic. The full report is available here. The report examines various emergency funds set up in 2020 designed to […]

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Last year, we announced a series of grants aimed at supporting Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities that have been hit disproportionately hard by the ongoing pandemic. Following on from that initial round of funding we have recently made a further series of grants in this space. As usual, details of all our grants can […]

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We are delighted that our Founder and Trustee, Fran Perrin, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her charitable services, particularly in response to the coronavirus emergency, and also for setting up and driving 360Giving, of which Fran is Founder and Chair. You can read more about the Indigo […]

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According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) ‘people from a Black ethnic background are at a greater risk of death involving COVID-19 than all other ethnic groups… Significant differences also remain for Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian men’. Differences in the impact of Covid on ethnic groups in the UK have been widely reported […]

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Voice4Change is a UK umbrella organisation representing around 460 organisations and 1000 individual affiliates in the Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector (BME VCS). Earlier in the summer we awarded them a grant of £125,000 to enable them to build their capacity to act as an emergency grant fund manager supporting the BME […]

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From the early days of the pandemic in the UK it became clear that charities would be hard hit – both by increased demands for their services and a likely drop in revenue to help meet that demand. BME women’s services were no exception, which is why Imkaan and Rosa launched a collaborative Covid-19 Emergency Fund […]

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New fund aims to inject immediate money into specialist legal advice agencies, plus provide longer term support as catalyst for wider renewal. All grants will be as flexible as possible to ensure the money is spent where it is most needed A group of six grant-giving foundations have joined forces to launch the Community Justice […]

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Fran Perrin, Indigo’s Founder and Chair of Trustees and her husband, William Perrin also a Trustee have issued the following statement: “We are currently in a national emergency to which charities and wealthy individuals need to immediately respond, changing as necessary their pre-existing funding priorities, amounts and processes. We are, therefore, making two major emergency […]

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A few months ago we announced that we would be starting a new funding stream to address visual impairment and eye health in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe it is one of the most cost-effective interventions that can be made and that there is significant opportunity for a funder such as Indigo to make a real […]

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