Voices Fund

See how the Black Voices Fund empowers hundreds of creators and music artists from all around the world to celebrate Black joy and elevate authentic stories on YouTube.

What is the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund?

In 2020, we launched the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, a multi-year commitment dedicated to spotlighting and growing Black creators and music on our platform, by giving them access to resources to help them thrive on YouTube.

Celebrating our grantees

Since 2020, we’ve welcomed over 300 grantees hailing from the United States, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, and Nigeria. This incredible group includes musicians, beauty entrepreneurs, comedians, activists, poets, personal trainers, parents, photographers, gamers and more.


If selected for the fund, you’ll receive resources including:

YouTube Partner Manager YouTube Partner Manager

YouTube Partner Manager

Dedicated support from a YouTube Partner Manager

Seed funding Seed funding

Seed funding

Seed funding invested into the development of your channel.

Development sessions Development sessions

Development sessions

Access to exclusive sessions focused on production, community engagement, and wellbeing.

Training and networking Training and networking

Training and networking

Bespoke trainings, workshops, and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions

We hope to inform our selected Class of 2023 by no later than October, and will send out notifications to all applicants using the email address provided in the application. If you are not selected for funding, don’t fret! We’ll have other opportunities to connect with us, your peers, receive training, and more.

If you submitted application data, it will be controlled by Google LLC and subject to the Google Privacy Policy. However, your application data will be used solely for the purposes to which you agreed.

We will keep the application information you provided for no longer than 3 months from the date of collection, unless you are awarded funding or choose to hear more about various programs, events, campaigns, and promotions related to the Fund, in which case data will be retained for as long as necessary for your participation.

You may contact us at youtubeblackvoicesfund@google.com at any time to withdraw your consent, or to access, change, or delete your information. You can also contact Google’s Data Protection Officer to submit a data access request.

Applications will close on July 10.

If you identify as Black, are a member of the YouTube Partner Program (creators only), and are located in any of our eligible markets*, then we’d love for you to apply.
*Eligible markets include: Australia (music applicants only), Brazil, Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States