British rapper Stormzy has donated £500,000 to support further or higher education for people from underprivileged backgrounds.
The Black Heart Foundation will receive the fund from #Merky Foundation. It says the money will be helpful for a further 50 scholars.
According to the international news agency, Stormzy said that the donations, over 10 years – will go towards “supporting and strengthening” the black community.
Black Heart Foundation was established in 2000 by Businessman Ric Lewis. The Black Heart Scholarship was launched in 2013. The organization provides funding to people of all ages to pursue higher or further education.
Those who availed scholarships have used the money to afford living expenditures rather than studying different fields.
The organization has been raising funds to support the Black Lives Matter movement and have raised £1m before the #Merky donation.
Ric Lewis says that 250 scholars can be funded overall through Stormzy’s donation.
“Their contribution is an amazing testament to their vision and commitment to higher and further education for ambitious, hard-working young people from the most under-resourced and under-represented communities in our society,” he said.
Stormzy promised £10m to UK organizations which are working to tackle racism. He said, “we have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us”.