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We are delighted that our Founder and Trustee, Fran Perrin, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her charitable services, particularly in response to the coronavirus emergency, and also for setting up and driving 360Giving, of which Fran is Founder and Chair. You can read more about the Indigo […]

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According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) ‘people from a Black ethnic background are at a greater risk of death involving COVID-19 than all other ethnic groups… Significant differences also remain for Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian men’. Differences in the impact of Covid on ethnic groups in the UK have been widely reported […]

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Voice4Change is a UK umbrella organisation representing around 460 organisations and 1000 individual affiliates in the Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector (BME VCS). Earlier in the summer we awarded them a grant of £125,000 to enable them to build their capacity to act as an emergency grant fund manager supporting the BME […]

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From the early days of the pandemic in the UK it became clear that charities would be hard hit – both by increased demands for their services and a likely drop in revenue to help meet that demand. BME women’s services were no exception, which is why Imkaan and Rosa launched a collaborative Covid-19 Emergency Fund […]

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New fund aims to inject immediate money into specialist legal advice agencies, plus provide longer term support as catalyst for wider renewal. All grants will be as flexible as possible to ensure the money is spent where it is most needed A group of six grant-giving foundations have joined forces to launch the Community Justice […]

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Fran Perrin, Indigo’s Founder and Chair of Trustees and her husband, William Perrin also a Trustee have issued the following statement: “We are currently in a national emergency to which charities and wealthy individuals need to immediately respond, changing as necessary their pre-existing funding priorities, amounts and processes. We are, therefore, making two major emergency […]

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A few months ago we announced that we would be starting a new funding stream to address visual impairment and eye health in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe it is one of the most cost-effective interventions that can be made and that there is significant opportunity for a funder such as Indigo to make a real […]

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Since 2013 we have been funding work to promote greater access to legal information in sub-Saharan Africa. We were reasonably confident that this work made a positive difference, but the supporting evidence was often lacking. In an attempt to redress the balance, we commissioned mySociety to conduct some research on the impact of this work […]

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Levels of sexual violence in South Africa are among the highest in the world. Despite this, South Africa’s health services and law enforcement are still, in many cases, ill equipped to deal with the problem. Long-term Indigo grantee Health-e News are trying to address the issue through their Izwi Lami (My Voice) project to support […]

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Since 2013 Indigo has been supporting efforts by the British Library to conserve and digitise materials from their War Office Map Archives. This latest post – written by the Library’s Nick Dykes (Project Manager, Modern Maps) and reproduced here with his kind permission – gives an update on some of the stories the work has […]

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