Fundraising for Diaspora Initiatives – Grants, Bids, and Crowdfunding

In an environment where there are increasing constraints on funding and resources, diaspora groups are having to work harder to raise funds and mobilise resources. ‘Brexit’ might exacerbate these trends as European Union funds may no longer be available for UK based civil society and diaspora groups.

This practical event aims to showcase potential sources of funding to diaspora groups and how best to access these resources.

You will be presented with the opportunity to meet leading UK funders and learn more about different approaches to fundraising and how to join the AFFORD-GlobalGiving Diaspora Crowdfunding Campaign.

AFFORD has partnered with GlobalGiving, a leading global crowdfunding platform, to enable African diaspora organisations based in the UK to fundraise for their activities in Africa.

We are inviting African diaspora organisations across the UK to mobilise their supporters to raise at least £5000 each for their community development or social enterprise projects in their countries of interest or heritage. Our Diaspora Crowdfunding Campaign will leverage an additional 25% in Gift Aid to all funds raised. Plus the 3 most successful campaigns will receive bonus prizes on top of their final amounts.


Comfort Osilaja, Grants Manager at the Commonwealth Foundation

Comic Relief, Speaker to be confirmed

Eleanor Harrison OBE, CEO of GlobalGiving’s UK office

Onyekachi Wambu, Director at AFFORD

This event is open to any African diaspora groups based in the UK and interested in accessing funds for their development activities.

Unfortunately AFFORD is not able to sponsor participants travel. However, the event will be broadcast on Facebook Live for anyone outside of London wishing to follow the discussion.

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