MAJONZI (SWAHILI) – GRIEF OR DEEP SORROW
Patrick Vernon OBE, a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was awarded one of their COVID-19 Action Fund grants to develop this website.
Details of award winners can be found here: https://www.wcmt.org.uk/covid-19-action-fund-winners-bame-community
The Majonzi Fund is being supported by BAMEstream and administered by the Ubele Initiative in keeping with stringent financial procedures will:
*provide small grants to help families, colleagues, community and faith groups so they can organise memorial events for B.A.M.E individuals who lost their lives during the covid-19 pandemic.
* provide culturally relevant bereavement and grief support to people from Black, Asian and Minoritised backgrounds.
Watch this space for further information about the grant criteria, including closing date. Potential applicants – families, workers, community and faith groups will then be able to apply online or download an application form. Details of successful applicants and those involved in the grants committee will be published here.
We are still fundraising so Please donate to the GoFundMe page
National Grief Awareness Week 2nd – 8th Dec 2020
The Majonzi Bereavement Fund team participated in National Grief Awareness Week. The week long programme of events is driven by The Good Grief Trust, the UK’s leading umbrella charity that brings all bereavement services, support organisations and helplines together.
Julia Samuel “it isn’t the circumstances of the death that will predict a positive or negative outcome, it is the support they get at the time and after the death This is the key component to anybody finding a way to rebuild their life.”