MAJONZI (SWAHILI) – GRIEF OR DEEP SORROW
With kind support from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust as part of their COVID- 19 Action Fund a grant has been awarded to Patrick Vernon OBE a Fellow who lost a family member to COVID-19 to develop the website https://www.wcmt.org.uk/covid-19-action-fund-winners-bame-community
We have created The Majonzi Fund to provide small grants to help families, work colleagues, community groups so they can organise memorial events for BAME individuals who have died as a result of covid19.
Ubele Initiative will take lead responsibility in the administration of the grants and donations raised.
We will create a facility on this website for potential applicants (families, workers, community and faith groups) to either apply online or download an application for funding for memorial project. There will information about grant criteria and details of successful applicants and those involved in the grants committee.
We are still fundraising to have a large grant pool. Please donate to our GoFundMe page
We Are Looking For Creative Contributions
We want to be able to contribute to new thinking around bereavement support, PTSD and narrative heritage through articles, blogs and creative writing and we are seeking contribution and ideas
We are also keen to feature artists, writers and film makers who have or in the process of creating work around commemoration and celebration of the lives who died as a result of covid19 plus their views/interpretation on the socio, economic and racial inequalities of covid19.
If you would like to contribute to content of the site from information on bereavement case studies on Memoria, creative work or assist in fundraising activities, sponsorship or funding please contact Patrick Vernon
A Vision For The Future
We have also seen how young people have been affected so we hope to establish a school competition for young people to present a vision of a post COVID-19 Britain where inclusion and anti-racism is central.
More details to follow soon!