Black Thrive, with funding from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, is running a community-led £300K grant programme over two years to improve employment outcomes for Black people with long-term health conditions (LTCs) in Lambeth.
The 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. The project will use £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 Walcot Foundation is providing free grant-making administrative support and advice to Black Thrive during this two year programme.
In its first funding round in November 2020, Black Thrive's Employment Project Community Working Group allocated a grand total of £122k across 8 new projects, that will test new approaches to providing employment support for Black people with long-term conditions.