BBC Children in Need said it will match grime artist Stormzy’s £10m donation to fight racial inequality.
Grime artist and Glastonbury 2019 headliner, Stormzy, had pledged £10m across 10 years to “organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and Black empowerment within the UK.”
The BBC charity platform has announced it will match the £10m pledge over the same time period and work with BBC Radio 1Xtra to develop young black talent in the media.
Today we’re pleased to announce we will be matching Stormzy’s £10M pledge with new funding to benefit young Black lives in the UK, in partnership with BBC @1Xtra
— BBC Children in Need (@BBCCiN) July 13, 2020
Kenny Imafidon, trustee of BBC Children in Need, said: “I can speak for the entire Board of Trustees and all the staff at BBC Children in Need when I say, we were really inspired by Stormzy’s pledge.
“I am excited about this new fund and I truly believe that this is the beginning of greater things to come, as we continue on our mission to support children and young people most in need.”
Stormzy has urged others to join in pledging funds to fight racial inequality.