The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has announced a £1.4m BAME-led fund to support organisations and communities hit by coronavirus. The Phoenix Fund will be delivered in partnership with Global Fund for Children, an international organisation that offers funding and support to communities helping young people. It will launch “within weeks” and provide emergency funding to small and micro organisations supporting communities that were most impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. NLCF said the fund will be “co-designed and developed by a core group of black and ethnic minority-led organisations”. It aims to “support communities and BAME leadership practice in England”.