Stormzy donates £10m to charities and organisations fighting racial inequality
Stormzy donates £10 million over the next 10 years to organisations, charities and movements dedicated to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and Black empowerment in the UK.
The 2020 Brit award winner for British Male Solo Artist said: "The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit, is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life – simply due to the colour of our skin.
"I’m lucky enough to be in the position I’m in and I’ve heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying ‘If the country’s so racist how have you become a success?!’ and I reject that with this: I am not the UK’s shining example of what supposedly happens when a black person works hard."
He added: "Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it."
Stormzy continues to display his commitment to the Black community and overall young people in the UK. In 2018, he began his scholarships for two Black British students a year to attend Cambridge University, covering their tuition fees and providing a maintenance grant.
He also launched his own publishing company, #Merky Books, a collaboration with Penguin Random House, in July 2018, encouraging submissions from young writers.