London 29 May 2014: African & Caribbean Diversity has been awarded £10,000 from The Big Lottery Fund to launch a Professional Development Programme from 2014 -2015.

The funding will provide transitional training for ACD students and Alumni who are moving from higher education into employment. This will provide those who participate with the opportunity to improve their skills and remove barriers to employment.

The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.

The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK.

ACDiversity is very excited about this award and hopes that through this funding the Charity will to continue to promote and facilitate the recruitment, development, and advancement of black people in all sectors.

View the full list of Big Lottery Fund awards announced in London here