Black Thrive, with funding from Impact on Urban Health, ran 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 partnered with community members, statutory bodies and local organisations to achieve justice for the Black community through radical change. The project used £300,000 to 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 provided free grant-making administrative support and advice to Black Thrive during this two year programme.