About us

Who's Who?

BF-UK is run by a committee of passionate individuals who are dedicated to championing excellence in fundraising within BAME communities.
Our current Chair is Carol Akiwumi, a Fellow and Trustee of the UK Institute of Fundraising. Carol is an International Fundraising Trainer, a Consultant and Social Entrepreneur.
Other officers include: John Mensah (Vice-Chair/Treasurer), Kemar Walford (Secretary), Doreen Osborne-Lamont, Georgette DjabaHugh Stultz, Julian Thompson,  Jo Black, Tanya D'Souza and Denise Domfe.

For more information about joining the BF-UK committee, contact us.

Work with us

AVOCADO: We are very thankful to the Tudor Trust for a two year capacity building grant for small BAME groups based or working in Lambeth, Southwark and Birmingham. Exciting times!

Over the years, we have worked very closely with Big Lottery Fund and others who have supported our mission in various ways, for which we are incredibly grateful.

If you're a Funder or Potential Sponsor with a priority to enhance the lives of BAME beneficiaries and groups, we'd love to explore how we could work together. Email us.

Useful websites

Google is probably your best friend when it comes to finding out about pretty much anything!

Other websites we like and recommend are:
Institute of Fundraising: The one-stop shop...need we say more!
* Small Charities Coalition: If you rake in less than £1million annually, this is for you.
* NCVO: Champions of the voluntary sector and volunteering. 
* Funding Central: The best thing since sliced bread for funding opportunities! Thanks NCVO
* Fundraising Regulator: They set and maintain the standards for UK charitable fundraising.
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