Jessica Huntley Memorial Fund
Educational Bursaries 

In honour of her commitment to support young people’s learning and education, the Jessica Huntley Memorial Fund, launched in October 2023 is offering educational bursaries for students of African Caribbean descent from academic year 2024/25 onwards.

The bursary will subsidise studies in literature, history, art, social sciences or education. With the commitment and support of individual donors, commercial and academic partners, including higher education bodies, FHALMA will ensure that Jessica’s legacy is commemorated for at least a period of 10 years. The net proceeds from our fundraising efforts will contribute towards the underwriting the annual bursary fund.

Jessica Huntley, community activist, pioneering radical book publisher and educational rights campaigner, believed in helping young people to learn about their heritage and about themselves by championing for an education in Black history. Jessica was a fearless women. In collaboration with community groups, she led and fought to uncover injustice, inequality – standing up for young people’s human rights. She helped and set up Saturday Schools, was one of the co-founders of the Black Parents Movement. Jessica, together with her husband Eric Huntley, worked tirelessly to import and publish a wide range of titles by, from and for the African Caribbean Diaspora – undeniably, not freely available in mainstream bookshops in the UK.

Donations are welcomed. We are very appreciative of your kind support and your donation will be put to good use.

Bank transfer
Please make your donation to:
Co-Operative Bank
Bank Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account No: 65571710

Registered Charity No.1152314

If you are a UK taxpayer, it may be possible for FHALMA to claim GiftAid on your generous donation, thereby adding another £0.25p for every £1.00 you donate. Email: for a GiftAid Form or scan the QR code below.