The Deyika Fund

About

The Deyika Fund was set up in honour of Deyika Nzeribe who was an inspiring member of the Green Party of England and Wales, and sadly died suddenly during his campaign as 2017 Green candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor. The Deyika Nzeribe Fund was set up to support the engagement, development and election of Global South heritage candidates.

Deyika was a former Chair of the Manchester Green Party, having joined the Party in 2010, and had represented the Party in his home community of Hulme in a number of elections. He was also a key member of Greens of Colour. But his activism was not just party political.

All in all, Deyika was involved in a diverse range of causes, but there were common themes: inspiring creativity, fighting poverty and austerity, tackling racism, promoting equality and defending the environment.

If you want to get involved with the Deyika Fund, or you want to join the board, please email us: deyikafund@greenparty.org.uk.

The Deyika Fund's Candidate Fund

The Deyika Fund has launched the application form for our candidate fund!

Applications close on Monday 21st March 23:59.

The form can be completed by anyone in the campaign team, but preferably a candidate or a campaign manager.

We're happy to answer any questions you may have when completing this form. Please email us.

Who can apply?

If you're a Green Party of England and Wales' candidate standing in local elections in 2022 with a Global South heritage, you're eligible to apply for our candidate fund.

Global South heritage refers to when people’s heritage is from, but not limited to African, Caribbean, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latino, Pacific Island, and other indigenous communities.

We encourage those from Global South heritage to apply because the other programmes that are promoted and hosted by the Green Party do not see a high proportion of people from these communities attend.