The Black Curriculum National Programmes

The Black Curriculum profile

Project by The Black Curriculum

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On 31st July 2020 we successfully raised £20,050 with 720 supporters in 50 days

The Black Curriculum is an initiative that teaches Black history all year round in the school year, to 8-16 year olds.

The Black Curriculum

The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded in 2019 by young people to address the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum. We believe that by delivering arts focused Black history programmes, providing teacher training and campaigning through mobilising young people, we can facilitate social change. 

Our programmes are for all young people aged 8-16 and aims to equip young people with a sense of identity, and the tools for a diverse landscape. We are working towards changing the national curriculum and building a sense of identity in every young person in the UK. Read our mission statement here.

The National Youth Ambassador Scheme

The Black Curriculum’s (TBC) National Youth Ambassador Scheme is an online program that will provide young people aged 14 - 18, with an opportunity to advocate and educate in their school community. Students will support the development of a greater sense of belonging and identity to young people across the UK through the teaching of Black British History and ongoing work to reform Britain's National curriculum. Ambassadors will develop a wide set of skills during the program through their research, campaigning and educating, leading to accreditation as a TBC National Youth Ambassador.

They will attend workshops and undertake tasks that supplement skills needed for their specific role, including leadership, confidence building, time management and communication skills.

How will the money raised be used? 

With the money donated, we hope to invest in:

  • Teacher Training
  • Staff and Volunteer Training 
  • Train young people on the scheme
  • Resources and Materials, including computers
  • Our recruitment process
  • Staff Employment

£5,000 will go towards coaching and training opportunities (media, safeguarding and teacher training).

£5,000 will go towards printing and merchandise .

£15,000 will employ a Research Fellow for 6 months.

£20,000 will remunerate our nation-wide freelancers for a year.

£25,000 will employ a full time Director of Programmes for a year.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

£20 Donation

Will help us develop packages of support for teachers

£50 or more

£50 Donation

Will help us to buy more books around Black history for young people

£100 or more

£100 Donation

Will go towards the provision of materials for young people

£200 or more

£200 Donation

Will go towards supporting our freelancers who are teaching our syllabus, training teachers and also creating new resources for young people

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