The Ubele Initiative is the national partner for this sector. They can help to explain the programme, support you with applications to join it, and will have a key role in helping successful applicants to progress their ideas and grow their enterprise activity.
The key contacts at the Ubele Initiative are:
Jacy Stewart email@example.com
Please contact Jacy with any questions on the sector application process.
|Monday 23rd May – 10am||Stage 1 Applications Open|
|Monday 13th June – 12 noon||Stage 1 Applications Close|
|Wednesday 15th June- 10 am||Stage 2 Applications Open|
|Monday 11th July – 12 noon||Stage 2 Applications Close|
|Tuesday 6th September- 10am||Stage 1 Applications Open|
|Tuesday 27 September- 12 noon||Stage 1 Applications Close|
|Thursday 29th September – 10am||Stage 2 Applications Open|
|Monday 24th October – 12 noon||Stage 2 Applications Close|
|Wednesday 23rd November – 10am||Stage 1 Applications Open|
|Wednesday 14th December- 12 noon||Stage 1 Applications Close|
|Friday 16th December- 10am||Stage 2 Applications Open|
|Friday 20th January – 12 noon||Stage 2 Applications Close|
Eligibility Criteria for Black and Minoritised Communities sector applicants
- Legally constituted charity, voluntary sector organisation, or social enterprise
- All organisations applying to the progamme must also be able to demonstrate that they are an eligible charity or social enterprise. This means that organisations need to:
- Have a clear social mission
- Distribute less than 50% of post-tax profits and reinvest at least 51% of surpluses into pursuing their social mission, and
- Have a constitutional or contractual lock on their social mission, dividend and surplus distribution policy (also known as an Asset Lock)
- You are a registered Black and Minoritised community led,charity, CIC, or a company limited by guarantee who invests any surplus for social purpose to support work with Black and minoritised communities
- Has been operating as a registered company / charity for at least 2 years
- Can evidence current trading activities, which require support / development, or
- Commitment from senior management and the Board to pilot / test a coherent trading idea
- You can demonstrate evidence of trading or are actively looking to diversify and grow income through trading.
- You have the staff capacity and support of the board of trustees to engage fully with the programme.
- You can commit to playing an active part in contributing to the shared learning within the enterprise movement network.
 A minimum of 70% of the board of trustees and at least 51% of senior staff are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.