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Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They have tailored advice for young people, older people, migrants, disabled people, people in the criminal justice system and many other groups.
Use their free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants Search tools to check what benefits you might be able to claim and what grants you might be able to apply for.
The Resourcing Racial Justice fund is a coalition of people of colour innovators, change makers, activists, artists and social leaders dedicated to social change. They have established a new UK wide-funding pool to support individuals and communities working towards racial justice.
Yapp Charitable Trust make grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work.
Citizens Advice is a network of independent charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
The Money Advice Service offers free and impartial money advice, set up by government, covering debt and borrowing, homes and mortgages, budgeting and saving, work and benefits, pensions and retirement, family and care, cars and travel and insurance. You can call them on 0800 138 7777, or you can contact them on WhatsApp.
The National Debtline (0808 808 4000) is a national charity giving free and independent over the phone and online, as well as offering debt advice factsheets, budgeting tools and more. Go to the Coronavirus hub for the latest information and advice on the help available on: paying bills, managing debt, paying your mortgage / rent.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church. They provide a range of outreach support services for youth and children, families, older people, those experiencing homelessness and more. You can find your nearest Salvation Army here.
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They offer help specifically during the pandemic, as well as mental health support, wheelchair support, refugee and asylum seeker support, financial advice and more. They have a network of volunteers providing support. Get in touch here.
Ubele aims to build community resilience and sustainability through knowledge generation and learning, they connect individuals across diasporas and generations. They have a range of resources to support BAME communities through COVID-19, including a weekly bulletin and a series of online workshops.
Impact Hub King's Cross runs New Roots - a free business incubation programme supporting people who identify as BAME in breaking the barriers into entrepreneurship! Find out more & apply here.
From personal development and employability, to starting a business, managing your personal finance and looking after well-being, Barclays Life Skills has a range of resources, training & free tools available.
The mission of The Black Training & Enterprise Group is to end racial inequality by championing fairness, challenging discrimination and pioneering innovative solutions to empower Black communities, through a range of projects and programmes for those aged 11-30 from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
The Black Young Professionals Network connects black professionals to job opportunities, events, and each other. The website includes a filterable jobs board, content hub, events and more
With support designed for ages 14 and up, Voyage Youth is a London based charity providing transformative leadership programmes for young people from ethnic minority communities. Voyage works with socially disadvantaged and excluded youth to empower, transform and sustain.
Social Mobility Foundation provides opportunities and networks of support for young people in the years prior to and during University who are unable to get them from their schools or families.
EmployAbility provides resources, support and opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates, and consultancy for employers and professionals. Their support for students, graduates and disabled people is free.
The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire vulnerable women, particularly of South Asian origin, who have been disowned and want to learn more about the support and choices that are available to them. They offer free impartial, confidential and culturally sensitive support, advice and information on key life skills including employment, education, financial, and legal.
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK’s professional body for musicians and subject association for music. Access support via their website, as well as information on grants available.
The Make A Difference Trust is fighting HIV and AIDS one stage at a time in the UK and abroad. Through theatre events they raise funds to fight HIV and AIDS, as well as support the theatre community through the pandemic. They offer grants to projects benefitting those living with, or at risk from, HIV and AIDS.
Good Finance is a collaborative project to help improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises. It has curated a list of over 60 grants and funds that social enterprises and charities in the UK can apply to. They also have a Covid-19 resource hub with tools and resources for operations, remote working and navigating funding.
Grants Online is the UK's most comprehensive and up to date UK grant funding information service. A number of organisations have launched funding programmes to assist local organisations in responding to the challenges of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The UK’s biggest and most established business support organisation for small businesses and the self-employed offers advice and resources including a dedicated COVID-19 support hub.
The Prince's Trust is a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training. Find out about their programmes if you want to start a business, get a job or grow your confidence. They also have an online COVID support hub.
Enterprise Nation provides expert support and resources for small businesses. They are offering 3 months free membership during this time so you can access their support. Find out more here.
Escape the City provides support for individuals who want to quit their corporate jobs, change their career or start a business. Alongside webinars and an online community forum, they also are providing support to people facing redundancy.
StartUp Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. They offer inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business. They also provide online support which may be useful during this time.
The ScaleUp Institute collaborates with policy makers, corporate partners and educational establishments to help businesses scale up and grow. The ScaleUp Institute has developed a Covid-19 resource hub curating resources from across the private and public sectors.
London Business Hub brings together the best of the capital's huge business support in one convenient place. During the pandemic, they have brought together essential resources to help your business manage and mitigate its exposure to the impact of coronavirus.
Refugee Action has published a useful new handbook with information and advice on how charities working with asylum seekers and refugees are addressing challenges around Covid-19.
The Refugee Council works directly with thousands of refugees each year. They support them from the moment they arrive in the UK with crisis advice, practical support & mental health counselling. They are continuing to support refugees during the spread of Covid-19 by adapting services for phone and online.
Are you a refugee looking for support with finding a job? Breaking Barriers provinces support to refugees in London with finding a job, understanding the UK job market, employability skills & education.
Xenia brings migrant, refugee, asylum-seeking and British women together to connect, share and learn together. Their in-person workshops are suspended at the moment, but women can still participate online or via phone!
TERN supports refugee entrepreneurs in the creation and development of their businesses, providing services throughout three stages of entrepreneurial process: business exploration, business start-up and business growth.
Action on Addiction is a UK addictions charity. They provide life-saving treatment for individuals and families affected by all kinds of addiction including alcohol, drugs (prescribed and nonprescribed), gambling, gaming, sex and love, and some food-related disorders.
CIAC is a free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the United Kingdom. Among the services offered are support for navigating immigration, home and housing support, and legal assistance.
Imkaan is a UK-based, feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls. As well as research and training, they offer strategic advocacy, and consultancy services. They are not a direct service provider.
KMEWO is an organisation that works with women from Kurdish, Middle Eastern and North African backgrounds, supporting those fleeing civil war and gender based violence through one-to-one support, bilingual counselling and confidence building, education, training and volunteer opportunities.
Call them on: 020 7263 1027 (Islington), 020 7708 0057 (Southwark), 07748 851 125 (Mobile)
London Black Women's Project is a specialist and dedicated organisation for ethnic minority women and girls. They offer a range of support services to women and girls including refuge, legal advice, domestic violence, healing and more. For their free 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline call 020 8472 0528
Helping female leaders think bigger, join their Facebook group for a collaborative online community for female entrepreneurs
The Other Box educate and empower people to work and live more inclusively through our training, consultancy & brand partnerships. They run a Facebook group that provides a supportive online community for people & parents of colour.
Award-winning culture and communications made by ethnic minorities. Follow for some great blogs & content. They work with CEO's and others to solve a number of different diversity challenges.
A community for black, Asian and minority ethnic change makers to uplift, inspire and learn from each other.
A non-profit organisation, community and platform dedicated to creatives of colour in Greater Manchester, working towards a racially diverse and inclusive creative industry. They now have chapters across the UK including Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds, Brighton, London, and abroad.
gal-dem is a new media publication, committed to telling the stories of people of colour from marginalised genders. With an online and print magazine, they're addressing inequality and misrepresentation in the industry through platforming the creative and editorial work of our community across essays, opinion, news, arts, music, politics and lifestyle content.
An empowerment platform for millennial and gen z women of colour. They campaign, run sports, film and other programmes, workshops, events and more. They also collaborate with corporates to help them reach communities.
The UK's leading independent race equality think-tank, working end racism. Follow them for updates on their work and research.
A POC led campaign group tackling institutional racism within the charity sector.
Award-winning research and project work that influences decision-making at policy and practice levels.
An UK platform connecting Muslims who can give Zakat with those who should be receiving it locally. You can access their website to find out more or to apply for Zakat. They are currently offering support through four funds: Hardship Relief Fund, Housing Fund, Work Fund, and Education Fund.
The All Ways Network works to empower small charities working with Muslims. They believe in having a strong support networks for our community of charities especially within the current rocky climate in the UK, with its constant cuts from the government. They support small charities via a range of services from webinars, focused group sessions on topics such as bid writing, to our annual Meet the Funders event and more.
JET provide support and free ESOL classes for people from ethnic backgrounds, refugees and asylum seekers. JET offers help searching for work, suitable training and work experience, as well as integrating into society and local communities.
Working with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to identify their key issues around health and improve the health information available to them. HAREF then communicates their findings with local health services so that they then have a better understanding of what communities need.
A project providing young Africans with reliable information and training on migration issues and social media to make informed decisions and be aware of safer migration options to Europe
An artist-led and artist-run platform providing an open platform for discussion around what it means to be British, led by BME women and non-binary people of colour. We Are Here UK work with British BME women and non-binary artists across the UK hosting exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions.
REWRITE London runs courses, editorial services, book reviews, a magazine and live events for women of colour writers in the UK. Online courses are available around the world.
The NEEACA offers support, advocacy, advice and empowerment to people of African descent living in the North East. They offer befriending, social and cultural events, assistance and workshops, and opportunities to learn about African achievements, culture, art and music.
Working On Our Power Is A Transformative Leadership Programme For Trans*, Non-Binary And Cis Women Of Colour. They run facilitated workshops, workbooks, meditations and yoga, healing spaces and more. There is a range of accessibility support such as bursaries, child care assistance, language translations, closed captions and more.
A Facebook group for People of Colour working (or aspiring to work) in campaigns to share opportunities, concerns and questions.
A Facebook group for People of Colour working (or aspiring to work) in journalism, media and the arts to share opportunities, concerns and questions.
Toynbee Hall work to tackle the causes and impacts of poverty in East London. They provide: Legal advice, debt advice, work advice, youth projects, learning programmes and create research and policy reports
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) understand that everyone’s individuals and unique experience of sight loss and therefore offers up help and support for blind and partially sighted people. Services are varied and extensive and this can be from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services etc.
Girls Rock School Northern Ireland is a platform that is set out to encourage and empower women and girls of all ages to get more involved in the world of music, specifically rock and roll. The organisation offers up workshops and mentoring in electric guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.
Black and Asian Lawyers and Activists working together for justice and opposing racism.
A non-profit organisation which prioritises and advances the representation of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds within psychiatry and psychology. They host events and provide a network.
Juvenis offers bespoke support and training enabling young people who are having difficulties at school, at home or in the community to turn around their lives and (re)engage with employment, education or training on a range of topics.
Hackney CVS is an umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. They offer advice and training to local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector works.
The Winch is a programme for young people in Camden and their families to access support to challenge injustice which affects them and their communities. They offer youth clubs, projects, holiday programmes, celebrations, creative spaces, after-school clubs and more.
Milk and Honey is an expressive safe space that allows young women and girls who are often deemed as hard to engage to flourish and take ownership of H.E.R (Healing, Empowerment and Resilience) through 1:1 sessions and creative group projects.
The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Youth Organising Movement for young people from South London who are passionate about creating a more fair, just and equal society.
ASCERT is a charity that has been providing services across Northern Ireland that have been reducing alcohol and drug-related harm in communities across Northern Ireland. They work to reduce alcohol and drug related services harm in the community, providing support to adults, young people and families.
Award-winning bridge organisation fostering cultural access points for Black young people.
A collective for queer, trans and intersex people of colour in the UK to organise and mobilise.
Black Thrive is a partnership between communities, statutory, voluntary and private organisations working to address Black mental health inequalities in Lambeth.
A Facebook group for PoC working the social impact sector to support and connect with each other
REAP is an independent refugee-led charity in West London that aims to support refugees as they rebuild new lives in West London, and to live as valued and equal members of British society.
Set up in 2006 to reduce the poverty of local refugees and asylum-seekers, advance their education and raise awareness about rights and needs. Services include advice in welfare benefits, housing, education, employment, health and immigration, a supplementary Saturday School for children aged 4-11 and a food bank for destitute asylum-seekers and refugees.
The National Children's Bureau is an organisation that seeks to address and reduce the inequalities that prevent children from achieving their lives to the fullest and reaching their full potential in and around Northern Ireland and England.
The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is a Tottenham based arts venue championing Black artists telling their own stories.
Young Enterprise NI is dedicated to developing the talents and skills of young people to ensure that they leave the education system fully prepared and equipped for life. They aim to provide children with a diverse range of hands-on entrepreneurship skills programmes. The organisation believes heavily in the concept of 'sustained and continuous learning' thereby helping children overcome multiple barriers within life and the realm of employment.
MCNI was established to ensure the rights of migrant workers are protected in NI, tackle racism, eliminate barriers against migrant workers, advance education and raise public awareness about their rights. MCNI has 3 offices across NI, in Belfast, Lurgan and Derry~Londonderry. They offer bilingual services, immigration advice, records and reports hate crimes.
Young at Art is one of Northern Ireland's leading children's arts not-for-profit companies and it is also home to the prestigious Belfast Their ethos is that 'every child should have the right to access exciting and original creative experiences, regardless of who they are or where they come from. They offer projects and programmes with that aim to encourage young children to express themselves freely.
Community Intercultural Programme (CIP) is an organisation that strongly believes in community development and social cohesion. CIP believes that through social inclusion a wide array of innovative opportunites for community development arise. CIP seeks to promote integration between communities and works towards the creation of a society in which all are respected regardless of race/nationality.
Glenshane Community Development Limited provides low-cost workspace, educational & training courses, Advice Service, migrant support, room hire, luncheon club for the elderly, and a drop-in facility.
For affordable courses for future employment and building self-esteem in a safe space for womxn. A grassroots venture that offers one to one support for women, advice & guidance, training and education, and employment opportunities, with a monthly law and debt advice clinic available. These are at a reduced rate and they also have a creche service which is free to those taking the courses.
Aberdeen Solidarity with Refugees is an organisation that provides a coordinated platform for those of us in Aberdeen and North-East Scotland who wish to support refugees, with an immediate focus on the European refugee crisis.
Provides a range of services for African and other BME communities living in Luton and surrounding areas of Bedfordshire. Services include advice, information, advocacy, help with job search and CV preparation. Training courses and workshops including emergency first aid, health and safety, maths, ICT and English for young people aged 10-15 and ESOL.
The Refugee Survival Trust Scotland provides refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed. The Refugee Survival Trust seeks to build connections between people and use what they learn to campaign for change.
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is an organisation that gives the opportunity for students aged between 8 and 25 to experience the complete orchestral experience. The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland offers a comprehensive pathway to join orchestras, jazz bands, training ensembles, and an ever-expanding outreach programme.
The Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association is a non-political, non-religious organisation formed to serve and represent the interests of those members of the Chinese community.
They run a Chinese Language School, Elders’ Group, Women’s Group, Business Group and Recreational Group.
Based in Plymouth city centre, we provide advice, support, education, IT facilities and a friendly communal space for asylum seekers in the region. They also offer emergency food support and a clothing store.
The Cornwall Refugee Resettlement Network is a committed group who are passionate about Cornwall being a place of welcome, refuge and sanctuary. They offer practical support such as sponsorship, workshops, providing resources, campaigning and running conferences to communicate with the local community.
BRSG (Bude Refugee Support Group) arrange Community Sponsorship, support refugees to rebuild their lives and resettle through English teaching, training and employment support, childminding, driving theory and much more.
Challenging authorities, institutes and organisations across all sectors, as well as holding them to account, is a vital step towards achieving their Key Aims. Developing effective partnerships and reviving the Race Equalities Council are also crucial initiatives. They provide training and education, arts and culture, as well as support and signposting.
The Dorset REC inform and educate regarding race and ethnic relations including raising awareness, challenging prejudice, informing minority ethnic individuals of their rights, and work with partner organisations to influence policy and combat racial discrimination and racial violence.
Dhek Bhal provides a range of quality services to the South Asian community in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, including respite services for carers of South Asian elders, a Daycentre for frail and disabled elderly individuals, outreach support schemes, carer support groups, women's and men's projects and more.
The Black South West Network (BSWN) build dynamic, independent and strong Black communities, businesses and organisations that are empowered to flourish while challenging systemic barriers and forging a true path. Their work covers enterprise and innovation, cultural inclusion, as well as research and knowledge. They run events, broker relationships and more.
As a Muslim Cultural Society, their aim is to empower the Muslim community in Bristol and the surrounding area to further the economic (employment, enterprise, training) educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of the Muslim community.
The Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group exists to support the health and social care needs of Chinese women and their families in Bristol and the surrounding area. They provide assistance, advice, representation and services, as well as facilities for recreation and leisure time.
Bristol branch of the nationwide mental health organisation. Run emotional support helplines, virtual drop-ins, offer advocacy services and resources on how to care for your mental health during the pandemic.
Aid Box Community provides support, supplies and sanctuary to Bristol’s refugees and asylum seekers.
Nilaari are a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic-led charity with over 20 years experience delivering social care support, talking therapies and training to adults and young people. Nilaari’s services are available to ALL communities across Bristol.
One25 are a Bristol-based charity that work with women facing multiple vulnerabilities, supporting them from crisis and trauma towards independence in the community. They offer an outreach van for women on the streets at night, a daytime drop-in centre, a casework team, as well as specific teams for those with experience of child-removal and those in recovery.
St Pauls Advice Centre offers specialist advice, information and casework services on welfare benefits, debt and money, employment, housing, immigration, discrimination, domestic violence and other community care issues. They offer independent, impartial, confidential, non-judgemental and free advice.
BOSH provides an outreach service providing anything they reasonably can to make lives more comfortable. They also provide advocacy, advice, one to one support and help settling in to a new home and maintaining a tenancy.
Borderlands has been supporting refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration status in the wider Bristol area since 2011. They help refugees, asylum seekers and those with insecure immigration from exclusion to belonging.
Shire Advice Service offer advice, information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues, family issues etc. They are fully accessible and based in North Bristol.
SBAS provides free, professional, confidential advice and information to residents of South Bristol seeking help with welfare benefits and debt.
BANES offer a support line, a weekly mix of online wellbeing activities and virtual meet-ups, telephone groups, and outdoor meeting space. They have a specific site and service for Young Carers (those aged under 25).
Studio Upstairs in Bristol provides artistic resources and support to adults experiencing mental and emotional distress, in drug and alcohol recovery, as well as those wtih mild learning disabilities and/or moderate conditions.
Filwood Hope is a walk-in centre which provides the local community of Knowle West with advice and support on benefit, debt and housing. This service also provides counselling on a daily basis. They also host advisers from Age UK offering advice to those over 55.
Milestones Trust in Bristol support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, dementia and complex behavioral needs to help toward living a more creative, meaningful and richer life.
The Beehive Centre aims to reduce social isolation and connect communities in Whitehall and St. George. The Centre hosts social events and activities and many activities are tailored to the needs of older people (55+ years).
Intercom Trust is an LGBT+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West. They provide help and support, advocacy, counselling, training, information, support groups, conferences and consultancy.
Truro based St Petrocs works with homeless people in Cornwall to offer accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement.
Through gardening and growing, People and Gardens in St Austell enables people with learning disabilities or emotional impairments to be able to develop as individuals, to learn work and social skills and to have equality of choice and opportunity in the workplace.
BCHA are a major provider of a diverse range of housing, support and learning services for socially excluded people. Although based in Bournemouth, they currently deliver services across the South from Plymouth to Reading.
During the past twelve years, ACH has changed from a small scale housing provider, located in inner-city Bristol, to a leading provider of resettlement and integration services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the Bristol, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry.
The overall aim of Afro-British Support Services "IMPACT" in Birmingham is to provide professional innovative Information, Advice and Guidance support services that will enable refugees, asylum seekers and new communities to improve the quality of their lives. Their services cover education, housing, employment, health, debt advice, welfare and benefits, and more.
The BAMEed Network is a movement initiated in response to the continual call for intersectionality and diversity in the education sector. They connect, enable and showcase the talent of diverse educators so they may inspire future generations.
Ethnic Minority Council (EMC) provide support and guidance for the BAME voluntary and community sector in Wolverhampton through capacity building, networking, training and collaboration.
CBO offer information, advice, assistance and self help within local communities and primarily the Bangladeshi and other BME community throughout the Borough of Sandwell. They offer information, advice and guidance on welfare, immigration, ESOL, skills and employment, education, women and young people's services, and much more.
MEG charitable work is mainly focused on helping and supporting refugees and Asylum seekers, including other vulnerable migrants. They offer ESOL, drop in, training, essential products and other creative activities.
The Purpose of All Ladies League, Birmingham and West Midlands Chapter is to empower women to accomplish their unfulfilled dreams, be economically stable and leave a legacy to the younger generation.
The Race Equality Centre provides support and advice to individuals, groups and organisations from racial minority backgrounds, which is designed to enhance their ability to proactively participate in political, social and economic activities.
The Visible Leaders Network (VLN) is a network for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff leaders and aspiring leaders in the NHS Midlands. It is designed to support your personal progression to senior level roles within the NHS.
The ACE project’s overall aim is to enable black and minority ethnic (BAME) and migrant individuals living across Wales to gain sustainable employment. The project focuses on the delivery of training and employment support to people from BAME and migrant backgrounds.
The Centre for African Entrepreneurship is a South-Wales based charity that aims to inspire, support and promote Ethnic Minority entrepreneurship. It was created to tackle poverty, inequality, and the issues and challenges faced by migrants in the UK. They offer a range of leadership and support services, including tailored support during the pandemic.
In response to the doctor shortage in our NHS, this scheme looks to help refugee doctors regain employment in the UK. They offer family support and housing, as well as retraining and refreshment courses to build confidence and secure jobs.
Located in Prince's Avenue Methodist Church providing activities and resources for asylum seekers, refugee and migrant workers. Their weekly drop-in service includes food, small cash support, clothes, classes, immigration/benefit advice and worker support.
Since 1990, QED have been running projects in Bradford such as ESOL, integration 'into the mainstream', men's groups and workshops to aid the BME communities in finding employment.
Part of Community Arts North West, the Exodus refugee arts programme works with refugees and host communities across a range of traditional and contemporary art forms, with a strong focus on cross cultural collaborative production. Exodus has been significant in creating a voice and cultural expression for refugee communities new to the region.
Accessible to speakers of nine different languages, Cheetham Hill Advice Centre is an independent neighbourhood service in one of Manchester's most diverse areas. They can advise on welfare benefits, money and debt, housing/homelessness, consumer/employment problems, work, access to adult learning/training/volunteering, immigration/nationality issues, access to Education, Health and other services and more.
WomenMATTA is a Women's Centre in Manchester that provides intense, holistic support to women affected by the criminal justice system and to those at risk. The Centre provides women with a safe and homely space in which to access gender-specialist support services. It is a 'one-stop-shop' offering group work, one-to-one and counselling supporting women around domestic and sexual violence, mental health, substance misuse and alcohol addiction, debt or money issues, parenting supporting, housing/homelessness, education and employment, well-being, IT access and creative workshops.
Outhouse East provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in Essex. Their mission is to develop and promote a sustainable, fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can achieve their full potential.
Our Naked Truths is a creative wellness series celebrating the bodies and stories of Black and POC femmes and non-binary individuals via life art, holistic therapy, meditation and conversation.
MIN brings refugee, migrant and local communities together through, art, social, cultural and educational groups and projects, offering people a chance to learn new skills, meet new people, share experiences and take part in worthwhile activities to improve their lives and the life of their communities. Work continues online during the pandemic.
Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership supporting the Wales Africa Community, bringing together the work of the Wales for Africa Health Links Network, the Sub Saharan Advisory Panel and Fair Trade Wales. They offer advice, mentoring, training and resources on their website.
Serendipity is an internationally connected diversity-led arts and heritage organisation that actively changes the UK artistic and cultural landscape with an innovative and inspiring high-quality programme. Serendipity fosters innovative new work from artists, both emerging and established, bringing diversity to the forefront of cultural experiences for all.
Refugee Roots is a charity in Nottingham that helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK. They offer a warm welcome, hospitality, support and friendship through a range of initiatives such as a Virtual Kitchen, Befriending, Art Sessions and Women's Groups.
Freedom from Torture provide specialist psychological therapy to help asylum seekers and refugees who have survived torture recover and rebuild their lives in the UK, as well as provide training for professionals working with torture survivors.
Formed in November 2017, the Malawi-UK Business Group brings together key organisations and individuals in the UK engaged in business and trade with Malawi. It exists to support, facilitate and develop business flow, create new investment opportunities and integrate Malawi-UK co-operation in the global market.
A charitable organisation that hosts parties and an annual Summer Festival for the Filipino community and other communities to socialise and raise money for various different charities across the World.
CCS's aim is to empower the Cambridge community to use its resources to help refugees. They have an active Faiths group and a Schools Of Sanctuary group that is developing links with other education projects in Europe and the Middle East. They also have a Cambridge Chapter of Techfugees which is working closely with Help Refugees to bring technology to the volunteers working in the refugee camps in Calais and Greece.
ICS was established in 2002 to serve the ethnic Indian community in East Anglia. The foremost aim of the society is to promote the richness and diversity of Indian art and culture amongst the local people in Cambridgeshire, UK.
The Bridge Plus+ is a Norfolk based black/Asian and minority ethnic (BME) organisation aimed at improving community cohesion through innovative community engagement activities and service delivery to promote race equality and community cohesion.
Afroluso is a young fresh African (hip-hop) dance group located in Norfolk for female and male empowerment. Their main style of dance originates from Africa with influences ranging from classic artists such as Afrohouse, Funana, Dancehall, Traditional Dancing to modern hip hop mixture.
Society Alive in Norwich seeks to inject live and vitality to every aspect of our community. It is open to all irrespective of race, gender, sexual affiliation or religious inclination, inclusivity and selfless service to mankind.
Gentle/Radical is a Wales-based artist organisation that create projects that work across different communities, art forms and spaces. Activities include; pop-up events, exhibitions, performances, installations, sung works, published works, film screenings, symposia, walks, talks, meals, readings, gatherings and other actions that bring people together.
Tambai Promotions specialises in music and dance workshops and performances of African Music in Norfolk. They are led by Anna Mudeka, a renowned musician who is recognised internationally. Tambai Promotions run an African music & dance group, as well as workshops for schools and more.
The Neesa Project are an all-inclusive, Muslim-led group who provide both social and educational activities for women and children in Norfolk. They arrange a monthly social event for women and children, hold weekly sewing classes and organise cooking sessions, sporting events and activities for children.
The Zimbabwean Community Norwich aims to facilitate the relief of poverty, sickness and distress through a support network offering support, advice and assistance, including prison visiting, to members and relevant others of African origins who are in distress.
GYROS is a charity that supports migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in East Anglia, UK. They provide FREE information, advice, guidance and advocacy on a range of subjects, including: immigration, housing, Universal Credit, debt, EUSS, your rights in the UK, police, education, employment and health.
English+ are a Christian charity that supports new communities in Norwich to learn English, form friendships and to make this city a home. They welcome anyone who finds themselves isolated by lack of English language including refugees and asylum seekers; beginners and advanced; young and old; all faiths and none. Currently running classes online.
New Routes was established in 2004 as a small project addressing the integration needs of the first 30, isolated, dispersed asylum seekers in Norwich. They are now open six days a week, delivering 14 different activities for women, adults, families, and young people across a range of topics.
NIYP supports young people aged 11-25 in Norfolk who are asylum seekers, refugees or otherwise displaced from their country of origin. They are working to reduce isolation and keep young people safe, connected, active and learning, all online during the pandemic.
Ormistan families take early and preventative action to support families across the East of England to be safe, healthy and resilient: all their services help people to build stronger networks, learn from experience and feel in control of their own wellbeing.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland is a member-led charity and the only charity in Scotland dedicated solely to supporting people all through life with Down’s syndrome and their families and carers.
FearFree offers support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland who identify as a man or from the LGBT+ community. FearFree workers can offer a range of support including safety planning, emotional support, advocacy, mentoring, and practical support with housing, employment/education, and assistance to access appropriate benefits.
Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland. Sacro provides a wide range of services spanning all aspects of the community justice continuum. These range from conflict resolution to prevent disputes escalating, to supporting prisoners on release.
Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) are the only national charity working on behalf of all Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities regardless of ethnicity, culture of background. They offer health support, challenge hate and provide accommodation support through casework and outreach teams, as well as supporting children and young people with schoolwork, providing advice and advocacy to parents, and organising extra-curricular activities and more.
The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Bristol website has useful telephone numbers and information on accessing services such as health, education, accommodation, benefits and emergency services. They support the community through form filling, benefits advice, council tax, planning issues, health care services and Equality issues. The website also offers information for children and early years and education provision.
Latin American House works for the integration, social inclusion and well-being of Latin American and other Spanish and Portuguese-speaking migrants in London, as well as communities in our local neighbourhood. They offer legal and social welfare advice, a nursery, children's education, adult community learning, a community centre and EU settlement assistance.
IRMO is a community-led organisation that provides Latin Americans with tools and information in an empowering process to build fulfilled, independent and integrated lives in the UK using a rights-based approach. Their work spans education, training, employment, advice, case-work and wellbeing support.
CLAUK is a coalition of Latin American organisations from the voluntary sector that have come together to raise awareness and understanding of the issues facing the Latin American community in the UK and to provide a collective voice for, and represent the collective interests of the Latin American community in the UK. Membership is free, and they offer support in education, health, for victims of violence, legal advice and social and cultural projects.
The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation run for Latin American women, and 100% run by Latin American women.
They offer specialist advice, advocacy, information and counselling in a personalised, confidential and impartial manner. All services are free, in Spanish and Portuguese and in women-only settings.
Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP) is the only organisation in London devoted to serving disabled people from Latin America, Europe and Africa, whose first language is Spanish or Portuguese, as well as their carers, families, and communities. Whether it's through services, projects, information, English classes, training, advice, advocacy, volunteering opportunities, or social and cultural events, their mission is to improve the quality of life.
CASA is an arts organisation whose central goal is to facilitate cultural exchanges between Latin America and the U.K., and showcase progressive and unique work. By programming a diverse spectrum of work made by artists based in Latin America, as well as those of Latin American heritage based in the U.K., the CASA stage sheds light on theatre, dance, music and film that might otherwise be left unseen by U.K. audiences.
Established in 1997, ILAMS is the first and only organisation dedicated to the study, performance and promotion of Iberian and Latin American classical music in the UK. There are packages for artists, members, and corporates as well as individuals.
Latin Elephant is a charity that promotes alternative and innovative ways of engaging and incorporating migrant and ethnic groups in processes of urban change in London. They organise activities to bring communities together, organising workshops and activities.
The group promotes Spanish and Latin-American culture and language in Scotland, through the organisation of cultural events and Spanish language courses, facilitates those children and young people of mixed cultural background their familiarisation with their Spanish and Latin American heritage, and the care and education of children up to the age of 16.
Offers activities to Latin American elders in Islington (50+) such as yoga, Tai Chi, handicraft workshops, painting, dancing, English and journalism classes, talks, walks, workshops and fact sheets.
They UK's widest reaching and most established Latin Media outlet - a comprehensive guide to what’s on in the UK and a quality magazine packed with interesting articles, interviews, reviews and columns about Latin America, Spain, Portugal and their diasporas.
The Charity aims to help the Chinese in the local community with a variety of things such as translating, administration help, property and medical assistance, schooling and more. BCA have established a network of caring relationships in the community particularly with the elderly, new families entering the country and new students.
Dorset Indian Association (DIA) is a socio-cultural organization based in Bournemouth and Poole. They run festivals, liaise, collaborate and engage with other similar voluntary and charity organisations to promote good relationships and to support community cohesion. DIA offer educational opportunities to children and adults who would like to develop a deeper understanding of Indian art, culture and heritage. They also conduct workshops on health and wellbeing within the community.
The ICAD are a spiritual centre for all communities and religious backgrounds in Dorset, a centre for integration, cultural and spiritual exchange, and a place providing community service. They also run events to bring together people celebrating Indian festivals and national occasions.
The Bournemouth Interpreters' Group have a local interpreter register for public sector and voluntary organisations in the area. Their local-based interpreters are there to enable minority language service users to fully access public services to maintain and improve health, well-being, education and quality of life. They continue to function fully during the pandemic and offer over 35 languages.
PDREC provides advocacy, advice, information and support services for BME people and others who have been victims/witnesses of racial/religious hate crime incidents, abuse, discrimination or prejudice in Devon. Issues addressed include domestic violence, safeguarding, housing, health, isolation, unemployment, poverty and destitution, identity and education.
Hikmat Devon is a user-led co-operative working with members of black and minority ethnic communities across Devon. They run activity and interest groups, 1 to 1 mentoring, training, signposting, counselling and person centred goal planning. They speak a range of languages.
A day centre for social contact, exercise, activity, craft and more for Afro Caribbean Elders over 55 years in Gloucester.
Asian Elders provides social conact for Asian Elders aged 55 and over in the Gloucester area. They hold meetings, day care, meals, social interaction, trips and more. There are separate groups for women and men, and they cover Gujerati and Urdu language and communication needs.
Insight Gloucestershire are the local charity dedicated to supporting those living with sight loss or blindness. They offer outreach, mobile phones, IT courses and training, clubs and groups, sport clubs and a range of other support.
Young Gloucestershire is a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people facing challenges. They offer counselling, LGBT support, a substance misuse support group, a chat and drop-in service as well as training and mentoring for young people including those not in education, employment or training.
InfoBuzz offers therapeutic and practical support for families and young people with complex needs in Gloucestershire. They offer criminal justice services, school and community services, mental health services and more.
Gloucestershire Chinese Womens Guild provides free language support, home visits, advocacy, interpretation, advice on benefits and education and training. They speak Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.
The Exeter Hindu Temple provides a place for worship and community, as well as an ashram for yoga, meditation, exercise, culinary courses, Ayuverdic medicine, Eastern arts and youth engagement.
Devon Communities Together provide a range of projects and services which support communities throughout Devon, such as social enterprise, coaching, consultancy, senior groups, and advice on a range of topics such as benefits, money, business, health, housing and more.
Young Devon is the largest young people's charity in the South West. They work with over 2000 young people a year with skills, wellbeing, advocacy and accommodation,.
Space* is a bold, confident and enthusiastic learning organisation that unlocks the potential of young people in Devon and their communities by providing a safe space to grow, connect and inspire each other. They offer a range of targeted support and education services, including specialist services for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people. Many of their services are running online during the pandemic.
VOYC works with children and young people aged 0 to 25 in Devon to create a vibrant, diverse and sustainable community. They offer learning, practical help and create networks across Devon.
Multilingua Devon provide a database of over 300 local interpreters and translators in over 100 languages. Over 99% of interpreters are native speakers with a BA or higher degree from their own country. They match each case by taking into consideration qualification, experience, age, gender and location. They also provide training for those wishing to become interpreters.
North Devon Sunrise CIC are a dynamic grassroots community organisation in a remote rural area. They provide activities, services and events for individuals of diverse identities. They offer online activities, 1-2-1 support, LGBTQIA+ activities, as well diversity workshops. Their website features multilingual resources for adults and children.
Refugee Support Devon support refugees in the community, preserving and protecting wellbeing, providing relief, advocacy, educating the public, and offering training and skills development. They have a drop-in service, tailored outreach support, refugee resettlement, immigration advice, a women's group, a community garden, events and more!
Julian House run a large number of projects and services across the South West for all communities including special services for refugees and travelling communities covering health, housing, education, domestic violence, addiction and more.
Swindon Chinese Community (SCC) is a voluntary community organisation run by volunteers. SCC provides Chinese tradition and culture related services to schools, other communities and organisations. SCC aims to work hand in hand with Swindon Borough Council.
A charity organisation based in Swindon carrying out voluntary activities for the community since 1973 and along with representing Hindu faith, community & culture. They run youth development and sport activities, community groups and forums, classes in language and ethnic culture, and more.
SWALLOW is based in Bath and North East Somerset and aims to enable teenagers and adults with learning disabilities to live as independently as they wish.
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