2023 YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Application Portal and Eligibility


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.

2023 YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Application Portal and Eligibility

What is the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund?

#YouTubeBlack Voices Fund is 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.

Over 300 grantees hailing from the United States, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, and Nigeria have benefitted from the Fund. This incredible group includes musicians, beauty entrepreneurs, comedians, activists, poets, personal trainers, parents, photographers, gamers and more.

Benefits of YouTubeBlack Voices Fund

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

  • Seed funding invested into the development of your channel.
  • Bespoke trainings, workshops, and networking opportunities throughout the year.
  • Access to exclusive sessions focused on production, community engagement, and wellbeing.
  • Dedicated support from a YouTube Partner Manager


If you identify as Black, are a member of the YouTube Partner Program (creators only), and are located in any of the  eligible markets*, then you are eligible to apply.

*Eligible markets include: Australia (music applicants only), Brazil, Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States.

Others criteria include:

  1. Have more than 4,000 valid public watch hours in the last 12 months.
  2. Have more than 1,000 subscribers.
  3. Have a linked AdSense account.


Method of Application

Eligible creators should click here to visit the application portal. Good luck!

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