Stormzy is donating £500,000 to fund disadvantaged student scholarships

It's the first money to be awarded from the rapper's £10 million anti-racism pledge


Words by: Felicity Martin

Stormzy has given £500,000 to the Black Heart Foundation, a charitable organisation that provides scholarships and grants to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The organisation, which is the first to receive money from the #Merky Foundation’s £10 million pledge to fight racial inequality, has said that the money will help fund higher or further education places for 50 scholars.

Black Heart Foundation founder Ric Lewis said the contribution was “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.”

It was reported last year that the ‘Stormzy effect’ has seen a record number of Black Britons studying at Cambridge University.

Stormzy recently featured on Burna Boy’s ‘Twice As Tall’ album, appearing on ‘Real Life’.

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