The Moonlight Trust is Proud to be awarded £18,000 from the Phoenix Fund!
Moonlight Trust is proud to announce we were successful in our application to partner with the global fund for children and receive funding from The Phoenix Fund. This initiative, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, will provide £1 million in emergency grants to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and will support BAME leadership across England.
For years, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic organisations have faced systemic barriers to accessing resources to carry out their vital work. Now, throughout the UK and worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting BAME organisations and populations, deepening racial inequality and threatening their existence.
The funding has enabled us to deliver support to our communities during incredibly difficult times and will help us secure the long-term sustainability of the food bank we run which will continue to be an essential community resource for at least the next two years. With restrictions set to continue up until the point of vaccination, the economic downturn will continue and get worse, impacting BAME communities the most.
We are delighted to have received the support from Global Fund for Children & which has enabled us to sustain our charitable activities in some of the most difficult times including our front-line Covid Crisis support for some of the most vulnerable and hardest-hit communities during the pandemic. We will continue to be at the forefront of supporting those in need with a team of over 50 volunteers, community members, and local Cllrs.
ABOUT MOONLIGHT TRUST
Moonlight Trust is a charity working to brighten lives through the eradication of poverty. Established over a decade ago, the need for greater equality & social justice inspires Moonlight Trust’s work, a fitting legacy in memory of her brother, Moon, murdered tragically at the age of 16. We are supporting the relief of poverty, for those who are homeless, vulnerable, migrants, and others underrepresented or disadvantaged people and communities. We deliver front-line relief aid, supplies, campaigns, projects, employability skills, and capacity development & support for those in need or impacted by Covid-19, working with partners and volunteers. Find out more about Moonlight Trust by reading our story here.
ABOUT THE PHOENIX FUND
The Phoenix Fund was established with the support of The National Lottery Community Fund and Global Fund for Children. The £1.4 million commitment from The National Lottery Community Fund was made possible thanks to National Lottery players and makes available £1 million in grants to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across England and a further £400,000 to support the development of the fund.
ABOUT GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN & GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN UK TRUST
Global Fund for Children partners to build a world where all children and youth enjoy equal resources and opportunities in society and live free from violence, discrimination, and exploitation. To that end, GFC invests in innovative local organisations, helping them deepen their impact and build their capacity for social change. Together, GFC and its partners advance the rights of children and youth facing poverty and injustice and equip them with the tools and skills to reach their full potential. Since 1997, Global Fund for Children has invested $44 million in more than 700 organisations, reaching more than 11 million children and youth worldwide.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND
We are the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people. We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.
Thank you – together we can do so much more.
Offer your support and donate to Moonlight Trust by clicking on the link below. With your help, we can alleviate poverty, sickness and social Injustice for some of the world's most deprived communities by providing aid and liberation. Together, we can brighten lives. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/moonlighttrust