Inclusive Communities & Stronger Together
We led a programme called ‘InclusiveCommunities’ which aimed to build skills and employability amongst economically inactive members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the East of England.
The programme – which was spread over several days – involved the recruitment and training of up 20 people from BAME communities so that they could become Trustee board members, volunteers and paid staff in charities and public sector organisations; and set up their own social enterprises.
Inclusive Communities responded to research identifying a lack of engagement of people from BAME communities in the governance and staffing of many public-facing organisations and charities, despite a growing proportion of the local population being non-White British. Action was required (and still is!)
The programme was delivered with partners: PARCA (Peterborough Asylum & Refugee Community Association) in Peterborough; and the Race Equality Council – ISCRE – in Ipswich. We further developed the programme in 2017 as part of setting up community hubs and Stronger Together: http://www.strongertogether-uk.org
The Inclusive Communities project was 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.
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We are asked participants in the Inclusive Communities programme to tell us about themselves and how they had benefited.