Empowerment and Resilience fund

Empowerment and Resilience Fund: ENAR grants over €135,000 to 15 anti-racist organisations with support of the ENAR Foundation  

ENAR has issued the second round of its grants under the Empowerment and Resilience Fund with the aim of supporting anti-racist organisations and developing a vibrant and strong anti-racist Network across Europe. Through the Fund, ENAR has granted a total of €135,404 to support 15 Network member organisations which serve racialised communities in Europe and work towards more inclusive societies for all. 

The Fund, an integral part of the ENAR Foundation’s Strengthening the Anti-racism Movement Programme, was made possible thanks to the support of external donors. It provides direct financial support to new initiatives, as well as ongoing operating costs of beneficiaries. Its guiding principle is to strengthen the capacity of grassroots anti-racist civil society and ENAR’s pan-European network development efforts. Funded projects will be implemented throughout the coming year.  

“The grants we offer to grassroots organisations are crucial for their development and sometimes pure survival. In the times of decreasing public funding and – in some countries – shrinking space for the civil society and for the anti-racism cause, the Empowerment and Resilience Fund fills in an important gap.” Ojeaku Nwabuzo, Director of ENAR, comments. 

The second round of the Empowerment and Resilience Fund of the ENAR Foundation has been generously supported by a grant from the State Street Foundation.  

The plan for the Fund is to become a permanent feature, with recurring calls for applications issued by ENAR every year. A part of the necessary funding is already secured for the future, while ongoing fundraising efforts are in motion to ensure further sustainability of this key support mechanism. 

Kim Smouter, ENAR Foundation Director: “ENAR Foundation is delighted to pursue our efforts to structurally support the anti-racist movement to achieve new heights at a time when their operating context continues to darken in many areas of Europe.” 

Discover the Empowerment and Resilience Fund grantees awarded in the 2nd round of 2022: 

AEPADO – Romania: Support to racialised refugees from Ukraine 

Africa Solidarity Centre – Ireland: Mental health support for People of African Descent, outreach to non-metropolitan areas 

Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en Europe – Belgium: Educational tools for young people to deal with Islamophobia 

Centre for Migration Gender and Justice – Germany: Organisational capacity building and strategic planning 

Coexister – France: Two editions of a large-scale educational event for young people 

Dokustelle – Austria: Organisational development and outreach 

European Network on Religion and Belief – Belgium/Europe: Online European book club on religion, feminism and anti-racism 

Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations – Belgium/Europe: Leadership course for volunteer activists around Europe 

Greek Forum of Migrants – Greece: Operational support and organisation’s survival 

KISA – Cyprus: Data collection and recommendations on combatting structural racism in Cyprus 

Lallab – France: Community support, educational activities, materials development 

Letz Rise Up – Luxemburg: Organisational capacity building 

Migrant Tales Blog – Finland: Online think-tank on racism monitoring 

ReVibra – Spain/Germany: Online training and position paper on migration/gender intersectional discrimination 

SahWira – Finland: Rebuilding organisational infrastructure and administrative staff


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