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Minority Ethnic Development Fund

The Minority Ethnic Development Fund (MEDF) provides support for voluntary and community organisations working with minority ethnic people and groups.

The 2015-16 Fund

The aim of the Fund is to assist minority ethnic and local community organisations to promote good relations between people of different ethnic backgrounds.
In line with the recommendations made by the evaluation of the Fund, the three tier funding approach will be continued.

Tier 1

Entry level/Pathfinder MEDF – This may include volunteer led groups/relationship building. It will also include project funding. Funding of between £100 - £10,000.

Tier 2

Standard MEDF - This may include self help groups (which employ staff) and advocacy organisations which provide a level of service and integration activities. Funding of between £10,000 - £45,000 for one year.

Tier 3:

High level MEDF - This includes large scale service provision for Departments and a number of large scale integration activities. It will also include a mentoring role with smaller organisations, therefore facilitating collaborative joined up approach. Funding of between £45,000 - £75,000 for one year.

Information drop-in clinics

A number of information drop-in clinics were held in the week commencing 13 April 2015. The accompanying Microsoft Powerpoint presentation can be accessed via the link below: