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Muslim Charities Forum as Intermediary Partner for Comic Relief.


UK- based organisations only.

The Global Majority Fund was launched by Comic Relief in early 2021. In February 2021, MCF were selected as Intermediary Partner to distribute funds on behalf of Comic Relief, National Emergencies Trust (NET), The Clothworkers Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

The Global Majority Fund is for organisations who work with communities facing racial inequality within the UK.

MCF has now opened the funding application process for small-medium organisations to apply for project or core costs for up to £10,000.


This fund is for:

Organisations that are led by individuals from and/or focused on communities experiencing racial inequality and the emergency needs within these communities within the UK


Organisations working under one or more of the following themes:

  • Health including mental health
  • Vulnerable people
  • Food poverty
  • Domestic abuse
  • Education
  • Poverty
  • Supporting refugee and asylum-seeker communities

We expect this fund to be over-subscribed. Therefore, we will prioritise organisations who can demonstrate that they meet the following priorities:

  • Equality and Diversity.
  • Strong connections within their local networks.
  • Organisations who can demonstrate a commitment to innovation and sustainable solutions for positive change.

To apply to this fund you must be:

  • A UK Registered Charity or Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • Working within the UK
  • Annual income under £500,000

Full themes, criteria and guidelines

We strongly recommend all interested organisations download our themes, criteria and guidelines in order to help your application.

Grant Applications Open: 30th March 2021 9.00 am

Closing Date for Applications: 30th April 2021 5.00pm

Support webinars for prospective applicants

MCF will be hosting two Q&A webinars for those interested in applying to the fund, to be held on 6th and 13th April.

Book your place here:

6th April MCF – The Global Majority Fund – Q&A Webinar Tickets, Tue 6 Apr 2021 at 10:30 | Eventbrite

13th April MCF – The Global Majority Fund – Q&A Webinar Tickets, Tue 13 Apr 2021 at 10:30 | Eventbrite


Please refer to our full guidelines and criteria for further information.

What do you mean by ‘communities facing racial inequality’? By this we mean communities typically but not exclusively referred to as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME). These are communities who may be facing discrimination, disadvantage or be marginalised.

How much can I apply for? Organisations can apply for up to £10,00 for project or core costs which meet the criteria. Please refer to our funding criteria for more information.

What can I spend the money on? Funds should be spent on projects or core costs which seek to address the issues named in the criteria faced by communities facing racial inequality. Organisations who are seeking core costs will need to demonstrate a commitment and aim to supporting these communities through their core work.

When is the closing date? The fund will close for applications on 30th April at 5.00pm

What happen after I apply? Applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria and considered by our board. Due diligence checks will take place. Please see the funding criteria for more information.

When will I hear the outcome? We expect to inform all applicants by the end of May 2021.

When will awards be made? Awards are expected to be made in early June 2021.

What is the duration of the funding? The funding is expected to be used over the duration of 6 – 9 months.

Apply online from 30th MARCH

Closing date: 30th April 5.00pm

** Supporting documents to download ** :

Closing date for applications: 30th April 2021 at 5.00pm.

Please note that after this time the online application will be disabled and we will be unable to accept any late submissions. We can only accept applications submitted through the online system above and not in any other format. You can start and save your application, to return this before submitting by the deadline.

If you have any questions not already answered here, please email

We look forward to receiving your application.