Members of our BAME Community across Hertfordshire have kindly put together a series of videos, in a range of languages, to share social distancing advice. It also highlights the importance of finding ways to look after our mental health as well as our physical health. www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/
UKCF has just launched a fund specifically for B.A.M.E. led infrastructure organisations to help more B.A.M.E. groups access Coronavirus Crisis funds from their local Community Foundations (including HCF) It is for grants from 5k to 20k to be spent within three months. They have made 250k available initially, but more funding may become available Please do share this with your team and members and relevant contacts – the funding is available now and groups apply direct to UKCF on the UK Community Foundations Website – the link straight to the relevant page is here We have also put a link on the HCF website on the grants available page – so it should be easy to find.
Hertfordshire Equality Council – board of trustees from different communities wish to issue a message of “solidarity” after “Black Lives Matters” protests continue to take place in the US, UK and around the world. The protests came about after the brutal killing of George Floyd was captured on video while he was under arrest by police in Minneapolis 13 days ago. Video footage showed George Floyd, 46, being arrested was killed in police custody in Minneapolis and a white police officer continuing to kneel on his neck even after he pleaded, he could not breathe. Protesters chanted “I can’t breathe” and “Black Lives Matter”. Hertfordshire Equality Council said: “We acknowledge and understand the anger currently felt by so many, especially those from our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, (BAME) and we stand in solidarity with you in the absolute belief that every individual and all communities should feel they