Goldsmiths' Global Majority Fund
The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity and the Goldsmiths’ Centre are offering grants to existing projects or new ideas that facilitate an increase in the representation of people from the Global Majority in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries. We are working in partnership with the Jewellery Futures Fund on this initiative.
We are looking for individuals representing themselves or established groups, who identify as being from the Global Majority community and who want to see change in the industry, to join our new Goldsmiths’ Global Majority Fund pilot cohort.
You will share decisions on how to allocate the fund, worth £50,000, to the projects represented on the panel.
Who can be involved?
We are looking to recruit up to 6 UK-based people who identify as being from the Global Majority to participate in the cohort and decide on how best to distribute the £50,000. Participants can take part as an individual, or as part of a wider group/organisation.
Participants will need to commit to participating for the duration of the programme and should be interested in how funding decisions are made. The process will involve engaging in detailed discussions and working as part of a team to share ideas to reach a consensus, with an emphasis on peer to peer support and learning.
If you would like to participate, you will need to meet the following criteria:
- are resident in the UK
- identify as being from the Global Majority
- are over 18
- have a desire / enthusiasm to effect change in the Jewellery/goldsmithing trade
- have had some exposure to or interest in either grantmaking or grantseeking (desirable)
Consideration will also be given to ensuring there are a range of people with different skills and experiences on the panel and to bringing voices to the panel who are not usually heard. Please read the info pack (see below) before completing an expression of interest form.
How will it work and what is the process?
- Submit an Expression of Interest form (see below) which sets out who you are, why you are interested and what your proposed project/idea is. This will include details on how you would use the funding. Please email this to email@example.com, including your name or your organisations' name in the subject heading.
- A small team made up of staff from Jewellery Futures Fund and the Charity will decide on which projects and people will form the cohort.
- Up to six panel members will be invited with each participant’s project proposal forming the final shortlist.
- Those selected to participate in the panel will be introduced to the other panel members and this will form a cohort, so attendance is crucial and we will do everything we can to accommodate all participants regardless of barriers to involvement such as caring responsibilities, work or studies. We anticipate there being about four sessions/workshops over a few months.
- The cohort of panel members will present their ideas to each other, discussing the merits and opportunities of each, and ultimately will decide as a group how much funding to allocate to each proposal.
- The group will decide how the funding will be apportioned across the projects with the support of a facilitator. This facilitator will also be on hand to provide 1-2-1 support if participants require advice on areas such as project management, budgeting etc.
Please read the info pack before submitting your expression of interest. If, having read all of this you still have questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name in the subject area.
Expression of Interest deadline: Friday 24 September.
Best of luck!
The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity x Goldsmiths’ Centre x Jewellery Futures Fund