Rap artist Stormzy has announced he will donate £10 million, over 10 years, to "organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK".
The announcement comes amid protests in the US, UK and elsewhere following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Stormzy described his pledge as the beginning of a "lifetime commitment" from him and his company #Merky to support those engaged in the fight for racial equality and social justice.
In a statement, the grime star said: "The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit, is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life - simply due to the colour of our skin.
"I'm lucky enough to be in the position I'm in and I've heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying 'If the country's so racist how have you become a success?!' and I reject that with this: I am not the UK's shining example of what supposedly happens when a black person works hard.
"There are millions of us. We are not far and few. We have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us and designed for us to fail from before we are even born.
"Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it."
Stormzy attended the Black Lives Matter protests in London's Parliament Square last weekend and has frequently been outspoken on race and British politics.
Speaking to GQ magazine in March he said: "Every government has let black people down, let working-class people down.
"Since when I've been young, whether it's been a Labour government or a Tory government, not much has changed for the people who need it the most."