Big Society Funding CIC is leading a new pilot programme called Inclusive
Communities. It aims to build skills and employability amongst economically inactive members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the East of England.
All beneficiaries will be 19 or over and either be unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week.
The programme – which is spread over seven days during autumn 2014 – aims to recruit and train 20 people from BAME communities to become board members, volunteers and paid staff in charities and public sector organisations in Peterborough, Ipswich or King’s Lynn.
Inclusive Communities responds to research identifying a lack of engagement of people from BAME communities in the governance and staffing of such public-facing organisations, despite a growing proportion of the local population being non-White British.
We aim to capture the results and then apply for further funding support to roll it out
The programme will be delivered with partners: PARCA (Promoting African Refugee Com-munity Association) in Peterborough; Race Equality Council – ISCRE – in Ipswich; and Community Action.
This project is financed by a Community Grant from the European Union and Co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency. TCHC is the co-ordinating body for Community Grants in the East of England.
To find out more download our flyer.
We are asked participants in the Inclusive Communities programme to tell us about themselves and how they had benefited.