Search this website

London Fund for Racialised Communities

The BME Health Forum is acting as an intermediary partner for Comic Relief, in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Barclays and The Clothworkers' Foundation to distribute funds from the Global Majority Fund.
The BME Health Forum has awarded grants of between £4000 and £20,000 to 21 organisations across London helping communities in London experiencing racial inequality meet their immediate needs related to Covid-19. 

To find out more about the organisations and projects we have funded see here.

Videos about using the NHS during COVID-19 in different languages 

To help encourage communities to use the NHS if they need to, the BME Health Forum, Imperial College medical students and West London CCG have co-produced videos about using the NHS during the pandemic in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Sylheti and Somali.

We hope to soon have them also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Please view the videos at the links below:

Working with NHS Imperial Healthcare Trust to improve services and trust for BME communities

In the following video Nafsika Thalassis, Director of the BME Health Forum speaks about our work with NHS Imperial Healthcare Trust in responding to BME communities' concerns during the pandemic.



» Join our mailing list


» Gloji - New digital adult weight management service from One You

Gloji is a free 12-week programme that re-educates people about their eating and lifestyle habits and is based on real science behind behaviour change. It looks at five important aspects of health: Movement, Nutrition, Alcohol, Mind and Sleep. Ultimately, clients are given the tools to be able to gradually build healthier habits independently and lose weight sustainably without dieting. 

» Greener Futures: Apply now for grants to support local climate projects

Do you have an idea for improving your local environment? We know that working together at every level is key to igniting an incredible climate response. You know what’s going to work in your neighbourhood! So, if you are part of an organisation or charity with a project in mind, we want to hear from you. Grants of up to £30,000 are available through our new ‘Greener Futures Fund’ in partnership with the London Community Foundation.

» EMBARRASSED by Steve McQueen - A short film

Here is Steve McQueen's EMBARRASSED - a short film created to help raise awareness of prostate cancer within the black community and featuring Idris Elba CBE, Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE, Michael Ward, and Morgan Freeman.. The message is that if you are a black man aged over 45 you should ask your GP for a PSA test. Prostate cancer is generally easy to treat (without chemotherapy) and survivable if caught reasonably early.

» Free Digital Diabetes Service for Diabetic adults from Age UK H&F

Age UK Hammersmith & Fulham's Digital Diabetes service in collaboration with Know Diabetes aims to support people in accessing online diabetes services whilst developing their basic digital skills. We will offer free training for all adults on using email, whatsapp, zoom and more; give free access to Know Diabetes app and website which provides advice, tips and courses. Get involved and you will recieve a free copy of carbs and cals book at your graduation!

» Extended GP services in North West London

Residents across North West London now have access to GP and practice nurse appointments from 6.30pm-8pm (6pm-9pm in Brent, Kensington and Chelsea, Queen's Park and Paddington), Monday to Friday and from 8am-8pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Patients can access these extended access appointments by calling their GP practice to book an appointment or by calling NHS 111 when their own practice is closed.

» JOB: Senior Project Co-ordinator at Open Age

Open Age is currently seeking to recruit a Senior Project Co-ordinator (part time). The successful applicant will have experience of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers and delivering a successful project or service. You will have an interest in motivational approaches to engaging people in their own wellbeing and strong interest in supporting volunteers.

» Free Lung Health Checks for ex/ or current smokers 55-74

Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham are working with NHS to promote and support the free lung health check project targeted at smokers or ex-smokers who are aged 55 - 74 and living in Hammersmith and Fulham. We explain lung health check procedure to people and support them to make an appointment.

» Increasing vaccine confidence: pregnancy and fertility resource

Increasing vaccine confidence: pregnancy and fertility for both men and women. Please see this useful resource to support your vaccine conversations. It includes the latest insights and evidence, as well as quotes from professionals, key model Q&As and where to find further resources.

» Have your say about online GP services

The NHS North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) continue to provide both face to face appointments as well as online services to ensure our patients can access their GP in the way that suits them. The NHS is seeking public views on online GP consultation services. We want to hear from our patients and the public about what’s working, what doesn’t and how we can make it better so that our online services remain beneficial to those using them.

» JOB: Independent Advocate (short term assignments) at The Advocacy Project

The Advocacy Project are looking for Independent Advocates to take on short-term assignments across London. The post-holder will provide independent advocacy in various settings, including in the community, people’s homes, and hospital settings including mental health wards.

» ADKC Disability Connect project

The Disability Connect project is for socially isolated disabled people (with a physical, sensory or hidden impairment) who need or would like some encouragement and support to get out and about doing activities of interest to them.

» African Women's Care

AWC works with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people, fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.

» Al-Aman (DVIP) Arabic Speaking service

DVIP’s Al-aman service has continued to receive funding from London Councils to support women from Arabic speaking communities who have been affected by gender based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honour based violence...

» ANGELOU Referrals

On the 1st July ADVANCE in conjunction with eight other organisations launched a shared service across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster supporting women and girls who are experiencing or have experienced violence and abuse this partnership is called Angelou...

» Arabic speaking mental health outreach service in Westminster

Hestia has a new mental health outreach service for the Arabic speaking communities in Westminster. The Outreach service offers a range of practical and emotional support to members of the Arabic speaking communities and supports them in working towards a recovery programme.

» Arabic Women’s Project at Al-Hasaniya, North Kensington

Based in North Kensington we offer advice and support in health and welfare of Arabic speaking women. We have a Domestic Violence project and also a children and families mental health project as well as many other...

» BAMEStream Bereavement Support Service

A FREE Bereavement Support Service has now been launched provided by BAMEStream member Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre. Nafsiyat will provide FREE culturally competent brief emotional online support to anyone from a Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic background experiencing bereavement and loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

» Befriending for Asian Women at Henna

Henna’s befriender-workers will pay regular weekly or monthly visits to some of the most vulnerable ladies in the community. These visits could be to those who were members of Henna in the past and have been restricted...

» Breathe Easy Support Group

DO YOU LIVE IN PIMLICO AND SUFFER FROM A BREATHING PROBLEM? BREATHE EASY PADDINGTON is your Westminster patient support group, for anyone affected by a lung condition. We offer mutual support, information...

» British Red Cross Refugees and Befriending Project

The British Red Cross runs four 'Refugees and Befriending Projects' (R'n'B) for young unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers aged 14-21. Our peer-led befriending projects are facilitated by peer-befrienders and adult volunteers...