Black History Month (BHM) has been celebrated widely for many years honouring the achievements, culture and the history of black people.
There is a long standing commitment to continue offering the community a vibrant selection of events and activities through programmes that provide insight into the history and culture of the African, Caribbean and diaspora communities.
In Southwark, Black History Month has been recognised for over 25 years with a month long programme of exciting and inspirational events and workshops. Every year throughout October people, schools, libraries, groups and organisations host events and get involved with the celebration of black history.
BHM Oct 2019 events brochure
Every year throughout October people, schools, libraries, groups and organisations host events and get involved with the celebration of Black History in order to:
Celebrate the talent, achievements and contributions of Southwark’s new and established black and ethnic minority communities
Provide opportunities for informal learning
Inspire, motivate and encourage the participation of Southwark’s diverse communities
Promote social cohesion by sharing histories and cultures
A limited number of Small (up to £500) and Large (up to £2,000) grants are available to help achieve this.
Each year has a different theme that guides the programming. This year it is:
Fit to Achieve – How our community has struggled and succeeded in Britain and how to build on this success.
Download the guidance notes and application form here. The closing date for applications is Monday 29 June 2015, 9am.