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A round-up of community groups and content platforms that bring you a diverse range of perspectives.
Step Change is the UK's leading debt charity where you can get expert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help you tackle your debts
Visit their website if you are in a cash crisis situation and urgently need money for food or other essentials. This video also explains what to do if you’re worried about your financial situation.
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.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child, they might be able to help.
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.
Citizens Advice is a network of independent charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
The Debt Advice Foundation is a charity that provides information and a helpline to help you understand the array of options that can be considered; such as a debt management plan, bankruptcy, IVA and debt consolidation.
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 Trussell Trust provides emergency food and support. They support a nationwide network of food banks to work with people locked in poverty. If you cannot afford food, they can direct you to a local foodbank and emergency food. If you can afford food but are unable to get it, they can point you to your local council or Citizens Advice.
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.
IFAN has mapped the UK's independent food banks on an interactive map, of which there are at least 1007. They campaign on food poverty across the UK.
Feeding Britain run a network of emergency food programmes across the UK to protect children and their families from hunger, including school holiday programmes, community food centres, fuel banks and advice and advocacy. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points.
Olio is a food sharing app that connects neighbours with each other and Food Waste Hero volunteers with local businesses, to share food (and other things) rather than chuck them away.
For nearly 50 years, St Mungo’s has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle homelessness. They have services in outreach, accommodation, health, recovery, employment and more. They also have two care homes for older people who have experienced homelessness.
BLAM Charity provides training, support and resources, and works to improve outcomes for Black Britons. They champion Black British cultural capacity and creativity, improve mental health, provide decolonised education and support inclusion through a range of projects including teacher training and resources for educators.
Which? is the UK's consumer champion. They research consumer issues that matter, with impartial expert advice. They also do product reviews.
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 Brighton-based BMECP is an infrastructure organisation that runs training and events as well as a range of community services including a food bank, a 50+ group, a Chinese Elders group and a range of drop-in sessions on topics such as interpreting, money and yoga.
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.
23 Code Street is on a mission to empower all women and non binary people from all walks of life with the skills and confidence to be technical. They aim to give them the tools needed to build our futures. Find out about their courses and programmes via their website.
Access 2,500 free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Migrant Help is a charity supporting asylum seekers, refugees and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. They offer support, resettlement assistance and interpreting. Their coronavirus page provides translated support.
Free asylum helpline: 0808 8010 503
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.
Refugee Action is a UK-wide charity supporting refugees and people seeking asylum since 1981. They support refugees to access housing and support, provide training to organisations and run campaigns. They also have a facts section on refugees.
Refugee Support Network helps refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people to build more hopeful futures through education. For young refugees arriving in Europe, education is a priority: it’s how lives begin to be rebuilt and hope for the future is rekindled. They offer mentoring, support, access to higher education, training and youth leadership training.
The Migrant Children's Project offers free initial legal advice on all issues affecting migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children, young people and families including: Immigration, asylum and nationality law; Support and accommodation; Age assessment; Education, work and training; Health care
Access the comprehensive pro bono directory of organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. The website provides resources for legal assistance providers and refugees themselves.
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.
The charity for single parent families. They provide expert advice and practical support for single mums and dads in England and Wales.
The NSPCC believes that it’s up to each of us to do everything possible to keep childhood safe from abuse, so children can grow up healthy and thrive. Amongst a range of resources, they now have a dedicated Coronavirus advice and support hub for parents and carers.
Carers UK exists to help the 6,000 people who start looking after someone each day. They’ve issued recommendations for carers during Covid-19.
Age UK is the leading charity for older people. Visit Age UK today for help, information and advice. Age UK has also provided advice on how to stop the spread of the virus, and actions to take.
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.
Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law.
Go to Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today.
Alcohol Change can support you to access information and advice on alcohol during the Coronavirus outbreak, This includes tips for managing your drinking, links to support you can access even while self-isolating, and guidance for professionals.
Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything Refuge do. No matter what your experience – domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – they aim to support you. Refuge run a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives. Their free 24hr helpline is on 0808 2000 247.
Victim Support believes that all survivors of domestic abuse should be able to get the support they need to move on from the impact of crime. They don’t just help people who’ve recently experienced crime — they provide support to men and women, weeks, months and years afterwards.
LGBTQ+ homelessness charity The Outside Project has set up an online support hub for the community to provide help to those in need, especially those who are homeless or in insecure circumstances. In the group you can request support or offer to volunteer.
Empowers individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing through accurate information, advice and guidance. They provide safe, judgment-free and inclusive platforms for community members to discuss and engage in activities that promote healthy lifestyle choices.
Offering a range of services, including specialist counselling, advice and advocacy, and professional training, the Ashiana Network helps ethnic minority women between the ages of 16 and 30 who are at risk of domestic violence and sexual violence. You can call them on 020 8539 0427.
Asian Women's Resource Centre is a voluntary sector grassroots organisation, based in Harlesden, provides services for women who are, or have been experiencing domestic abuse. Services include information for survivors of domestic abuse, support in securing safe housing, advocacy and interpreters, access to counselling and legal advice They also provide support in multiple languages, including Bengali, Guajarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Farsi.
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.
EACH was established in 1991 as Ethnic Alcohol Counselling in Hounslow to address this gap. It was the first Asian specific community-based alcohol service to be established in the UK and a pioneer in the provision of culturally sensitive alcohol services. They now offer counselling and support to help anyone affected by drugs and alcohol, mental health issues, violence and abuse, as well as social and peer activities.
FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) is an African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls. They tackle abuse and discrimination through a range of services, including emotional support, FGM specialist clinics, safe spaces, leadership programmes for young women and more.
IMECE supports women from ethnic minority backgrounds, in particular supporting Turkish, Kurdish, and Cyproit Turkish women. They work with all those who self-identify as women. Services include counselling, advice and information, and training.
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.
IKWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence.
They provide direct services for women and girls, including advocacy, training and counselling.
Jewish Women's Aid supports Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse & sexual violence. They also have resources to help individuals support someone they suspect is going through domestic abuse. Their helpline is at 0808 801 0500
Kiran support services are Asian Women empowering Asian Women in Walthamstow for over 30 years. They offer refuges, immigration support, children's services, counselling, training, support with abusive relationships and family legal advice. Their phoneline is 020 8558 1986
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
A community based initiative supporting African and Caribbean heritage women and girls, Sistah Space bridges the gap in domestic abuse services for grassroots and all other African heritage women and girls. Their services include support for domestic, sexual, financial, and organisational abuse survivors, as well as mental health support, and support for those experiencing substance abuse.
Based in Sunderland, African Women Voices is founded on promoting African heritage, and aims to establish a network between African women by providing a range of activities and training.
Apna Ghar provides services for women by women from ethnic minority communities in South Tyneside. These include courses e.g. ESOL, Conversation, Health & Social Care, Volunteering and activities e.g. lunch groups, advice sessions, leisure activities. Interpreting services are available for members and for statutory agencies.
Saheli gives Asian women in Manchester a chance to get away from violent domestic abuse situations by providing an environment which is safe, culturally familiar and which helps them come to decisions of their own about their next steps. Information and advice is available in multiple languages to help them to make positive decisions for themselves and their children. Helpline on: 0161 945 4187
Rochdale Women Welfare Association is committed to protecting the individual rights and dignity of all individuals within the community. They assist women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds and their children who experience or are at risk of domestic violence through meetings and classes.
Humraaz Support Services in Blackburn provides confidential specialist support to Black and Minority Ethnic women who are experiencing Domestic Abuse and all forms of Harmful Traditional Practices. As well as a refuge, they also provide advocacy, support and peer support for professional women. Warning: website features images of women who have suffered from domestic violence.
Apna Haq is a survivor-led organisation supporting black and minority women and girls in Rotherham to escape violent situations. They welcome women from from any religion or no religion, and of any sexuality, including women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTQIA+).
Panahghar provides free dedicated multi lingual support, advice and advocacy and access to safe refuge for ethnic minority survivors and their families of domestic abuse, sexual abuse or gendered abuse in Coventry and Leicester. If English is not your first language, contact them on their 24hr helpline 0800 055 6519.
Roshni Birmingham is a leading provider supporting ethnic minority communities through their journey to safety, confidence and independence to live free from violence, abuse and fear. Their 24-hour helpline can be found at 0800 953 9666.
P.H.O.E.B.E is an Ipswich-based charity offering advice, information, advocacy support and counselling to ethnic minority women and children, including domestic abuse support. Their number is: 01473 231566
Hemat Gryffe provides a range of services, including outreach support, culturally sensitive counselling, and support on immigration, domestic abuse, forced marriage or honour based abuse matters for women, children and young people in Glasgow. Their website is available in English, Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu. Their helpline is on 0141 353 0859.
Bawso provides practical and emotional support to black and minority ethnic victims or for those affected at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence. Their services include refuge, floating support, outreach, children and men's support.
Solace Women's Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence Against Women and Girls in London. They offer advice, support, accommodation, therapeutic services, rape crisis, training and services for young people. Their helpline is on 0808 802 5565.
Offer help and advice over the telephone (0808 801 0660) and online, ranging from emotional support to practical support and signposting to other services that can help you. They cover topics from domestic abuse to therapy, as well as specific services for Young Women and Non-Binary people aged 11-25.
Karma Nirvana is British human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Their helpline is on: 0800 599 9247
Respect is an advice line for male victims of domestic abuse. Call on 0808 801 0327, or use email or webchat.
LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. They are offering a range of services during lockdown to support LGBT people, with specialist projects for women, trans and non-binary people, healthcare professionals, over 50s and bisexual individuals.
London Friend's offers counselling, support & community services which are delivered by a team of over 100 trained LGBT volunteers. Find out about their ongoing online support here. They cover mental health, sexual health, social support, drugs and alcohol as well as a specific support system for refugees and asylum seekers.
Terrence Higgins Trust is the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain. They have a range of information, online & phone support services.
PrEPster aims to educate and agitate for PrEP access in England and beyond. In response to COVID-19, PrEPster have created an info hub about PrEP, sex, sexual and reproductive health, HIV, physical and mental health, and community, with links to partner orgs, services and information.
Positive East has been on the forefront of HIV service and care for nearly three decades in East London; supporting people from point of HIV diagnosis to longer term care. Find out more about their online and telephone support. They have a range of free counselling, support groups, testing as well as groups for women who are refugees or asylum seeker.
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.
Mutual Aid is a list of local support groups that have been established during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whether you're self isolating and are in need of help, or you have time available and want to help others you can use this website to find a group local to you. There are currently 2052 groups listed.
Black Ballad is a UK based lifestyle platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women.
Burnt Roti is a South Asian lifestyle magazine dedicated to showcasing the best and brightest in the community. They also have a directory for WoC therapists in London.
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.
Raw, unedited conversations about race, identity, allyship and everything in-between as we navigate this funny thing called life. Brought to you by Tedx Speaker and Anti Racism Campaigner Nova Reid.
Hosted by Alesia, Fatima, Aurelia, and Ramou - four amazing black women getting together to talk about pop culture through the lens of the representation (or lack of) black women in media.
Hosted by Zeba and Fariha, both are writers who offer an interesting take on pop culture news.
Launched to serve as the online BFF for the UK woman of colour. Primarily (but not exclusively) for women living in London, Melan Mag will feature news, information and pieces on notable black role models, fashion, health and beauty, travel and lifestyle, all with an appreciation for the black person, culture and experience.
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.
West London Buddhist Centre provides Buddhism and meditation resources for the whole of West London area. They have a custom space, with space for tea, book browsing, conversation and discussion, as well as a yoga studio with a range of classes, and a treatment room for massage and other therapies.
Diamond Way Buddhism UK is a network of lay meditation centres within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual authority of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje. Access their Covid-19 updates and support via the website.
Access guidance for Churches during the pandemic. The Church of England website hosts information, resources on faith, family, education and more.
An organisation that works through the Church of England’s local parish networks, with churches and alongside other faith-based and secular organisations, to bring about positive change in communities. They run neighbour networks, as well as working with people to navigate financial and social justice issues.
Hindu Council UK represents an amalgamation of various Hindu denominations in the UK through their temple bodies and cultural organisations. On their website, you can find guidance on temple closures, a form to report a hate crime, and other articles, reports and more.
MCB are a diverse national umbrella body for over 500 Muslim organisations nationwide, empowering Muslim communities towards achieving a just, cohesive and successful British society.
BIMA is a democratic, national organisation that aims to unite, inspire and serve Muslim healthcare professionals across the UK, and promote a better understanding and appreciation of Islam amongst all healthcare professionals. During the pandemic, they put together an information leaflet to help inform the decision making for those responsible for administering religious burials.
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.
The Jewish Leadership Council brings together the major British Jewish organisations to work for the good of the Jewish community. The Jewish Leadership Council and partners throughout the community have created a community portal to navigate the Coronavirus Crisis. This includes support for individuals, communities & charities.
Established over 25 years ago, The Sikh Helpline has developed itself to be a trusted point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues, especially those linked to cultural and social taboos, from hate crimes to mental health and addiction. Coronavirus Support: free professional and confidential counselling over telephone or email.
Home of the largest community of Counsellors and Psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean Heritage in the UK. Visit their website to access support or find a therapist.
Written by Harshita Ganesh, this Brown Girl Magazine post is a personal and moving account of one woman’s experience with therapy.
So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. This space, Therapy for Black Girls, was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible.
Created so that men and boys of colour would have a dedicated place to find relevant mental health resources. Therapy for Black Men strips away the stigmatization associated with men of color regarding therapy in their communities at large.
MannMukti - Hindi for “mental liberation” - is an American storytelling platform encouraging healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues among the South Asian community. They host a podcast sharing the stories of individuals, as well as offer background information on mental health conditions and treatments, research, articles and more resources.
Hosted by three friends - Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey, and Assante - The Friend Zone is a podcast exploring mental health and mental hygiene. New episodes every Wednesday.
Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. They also run an ecommunity - a online forum to access information and support.
Young Minds is the UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. They are working to make sure all young people get the best possible mental health. If the current news on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making you feel anxious, concerned or stressed, read Young Minds advice on what you can do.
Rethink are one of the largest charities providing care and support for those living with mental health conditions. They have set up an online hub to provide practical support and information that is useful for people living with, or supporting people with mental illness. They have over 200 mental health services and over 140 local peer support groups.
BBC Asian Network have created videos in which Doctors explain Coronavirus in a range of South Asian languages. Click the link below to go to the video:
Asthma UK provide expert help and support for people living with Asthma through a helpline, WhatsApp support, reports and access to the best information and advice on their website.
Praxis is a charity for migrants and refugees, with direct support services in London and training and campaigning nationally and internationally. Praxis provide expert advice helping people to navigate the complexities of immigration law and safeguard their future. They run online and phone advice services, and group work and activities currently taking place online.
The YET is an independent, educational charity seeking to promote safe and responsible expeditions. They champion and encourage active, challenging and safe expeditions involving young people. It does this by providing advice and support to expedition leaders and all expedition providers, as well as by advocating the value of youth expeditions.
UK charity dedicated to making lives better through connection with nature. Working with educators, parents and carers, designers and funders to encourage and inspire outdoor learning and play. They have free outdoor learning online support groups during COVID-19, one for families and one for educators and teachers.
Venture Scotland offers young people, who are struggling with life and are aged 16-30, a personal development course based in the outdoors. They provide transport, accommodation, food and outdoor clothing and can even help with bus fare. It begins by having a conversation with a staff member.
SPW is a compassionate, empowering and positive approach to being a single parent with a focus on wellbeing. They run outdoor wellbeing workshops, exercise classes, rambles and general events run by and for single parents, many of which are free, as well as online creativity classes.
Women's Challenge Club is an outdoor activity club and network for women in Devon offering free and paid for sessions of outdoor pursuits for women of all ages and abilities.
Time Outdoors has a website with outdoors events listings and a newsletter for UK-wide things to do, places to go and clubs to join plus advice on sports.
SkateboardGB is a membership-based and not-for-profit organisation set up to improve, support and develop skateboarding across the UK. Aims include encouraging the development of world-class facilities, helping community groups get local skate parks built, create accredited coaching courses, run competitions and events, and much more. They also have an app for Skateboarders.
Project One Climbing is dedicated to the inclusion, increase and support of Black And Minority Ethnic people within UK climbing. They offer free and subsidised climbing sessions for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups at indoor climbing gyms, as well as supervised courses, instructor training and sessions on how to safely transition outdoors.
Yes Outdoors helps young people in Inner London using various activities to improve social cohesion to improve young people’s lives. During COVID-19 they are running socially-distanced bike maintenance sessions and have an ongoing Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme provided subsidised bicycle fixing services to encourage people to dust the cobwebs off their old bicycles.
Climbxr is a commmunity and club with social climbing dates and meet-ups for black and underrepresented communities in climbing within London to explore different climbing walls across London.
Black Girls Hike is non-profit organisation providing a safe space for Black women to explore the countryside with like minded individuals, with an emphasis on well-being and sisterhood. They host nationwide group hikes, outdoor activity days and training events.
Pride Sports is a sports development & inclusion organisation that aims to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport and improve access to sport for LGBT+ people. Their website includes a LGBTIQ+ club finder and a calendar of events.
Outdoor Resource Hub offers resources and support for participants and leaders in an attempt to make the outdoors accessible for all and has a great collective list of outdoor and adventure sport groups for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups.
Established in 2003, LGBT Health and Wellbeing works to improve the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. You can find their physical activity groups and other services and support for LGBT people of all ages on their website.
Birmingham LGBT are passionate about creating and developing a thriving and vibrant LGBT community. They have a range range of support services including fitness activities and classes, counselling, sexual health services, refugee groups and other places signposted via their website.
The Pride Sports LGBT+ Sports Club finder lets you search the club map by clicking on any of the icons in the area you are interested in.
Investing in People and Culture promotes the economic and social inclusion of refugees, asylum seekers and other minority communities in the North East. They provide links to education, work, training and integration advice.
NWA is a confidential service run by women, for women. They provide a range of specialist domestic abuse services which include refuge accommodation, recovery programmes, outreach support and children and young people’s support. Their helpline is: 0800 923 2622.
Providing support in information, advocation and services for disabled adults and children in Darlington. DAD offer services such as youth support, peer support, hate crime support, direct payments, advocacy and an independent living hub.
Improving the quality of life of ethnic minorities in the North East by providing support for their integration through:
- Digital inclusion
- English language support
- Wellbeing activities
- Emergency support
- Advocacy and advice
MESMAC Newcastle works with gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (over the age of 13) to increase the range of choices open to them. They offer free HIV tests, advice and information on many different health issues including Sexual Health, STI’s, support groups and much more. They also offer 1-2-1 support and a 5-day-a-week helpline on 0191 233 1333.
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.
This community group in Newcastle offers an intercultural forum promoting South Asian traditional and contemporary arts and cultures. Over the years, the experience of PCS has managed to bring together diverse audiences which have helped to break down the conventional boundaries and cultural barriers.
Asian Women's Centre in London offering information, advice and meeting spaces for different generations of Asian women. Their services include advice, youth groups, multi-lingual homecare, older women's groups and domestic abuse support.
SLOW in London offers support for bereaved parents and siblings through support groups, sibling workshops and resources for others working with bereaved families.
The 4Front Project is a youth-led organisation supporting young people of colour with experiences of violence and/or in contact with the criminal justice system to fight for justice, peace and freedom.
Youth Realities is a youth-led organisation based in Barnet addressing teenage relationship abuse through creative education and specialist, survivor-centred support. They offer 1:1 support, workshops, dance classes, manhood programmes and other bespoke and creative projects.
Sikh Temple offering education, community groups, classes and a place for worship in Newcastle.
A support club combatting the under-representation of People of Colour in birdwatching by organising birdwatching walks and events. The community includes experienced birders and enthusiastic first timers. Flock Together began in London but chapters have already opened in Toronto and New York, and they are open to new chapters in the UK.
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 grassroots organisation working at the intersections of oppression, health, healing and liberation practice, that supports People of Colour by delivering workshops, skill shares and trainings to share knowledge and build alternative health provision/ community-led health, rooted in the needs of those marginalised.
An ecosystem builder centring the experience of Black people and People of Colour through an anti-capitalist, reparative justice framework. LION hold workshops and events to strategise and network-build while consistently documenting their activities through writing, photography and video.
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
A friendly, safe meeting place offering practical assistance to all asylum seekers and refugees in Croydon. They offer refreshments, information, essentials, language classes and more.
African and Caribbean Support Organisation Northern Ireland (ACSONI) is a community-based organisation that seeks to provide an array of support and services to those from the continent of Africa, the Caribbean (West Indies), and other families in Northern Ireland. ACSONIs' works collaboratively to preserve, promote and platform the cultural heritage of those from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora through various drop-in support services and comprehensive programmes.
Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through a free English language school, supported housing projects and InterAction Drop-in, they support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants to integrate successfully into the community and lead more independent and resilient lives.
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.
A Brixton based service for the homeless and people in need. They also offer help, support and outreach for those unable to get to them, volunteering and a "Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen" programme offering free legal resources.
A charity supporting community and civil society organisations with varied schemes and programmes including social, cultural, health and economic development to help communities belonging to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.
A zine by and for South East and East Asian people of marginalised genders in the diaspora. The zine is a platform to build community, provide space for underrepresented voices and narratives, critically examine and respond to structural inequality, and build radical and educational resources by and for South East and East Asian people
Support for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in need through the provision of free advice on immigration, welfare and health.
Crisis night shelter for the LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) community who feel endangered, who are homeless or 'hidden' homeless and feel they are on the outside of services due to historical and present prejudice in society and their homes. They run recovery groups, African-specific groups, social events, as well as referral-only arts and exercise groups.
The Trust is accountable for the distribution of safe and effective health and social care services to a population of approximately 470,000, the single largest resident population in Northern Ireland. The Trust also provides services to Rathlin, the only inhabited island off the coast of Northern Ireland.
A member-led, campaigning union taking action to transform the housing system and win homes for people, not private profit.
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.
London Buddhist Centre teaches meditation and Buddhism in a way that is relevant to contemporary life. They offer a full schedule of classes and events available online. They also run yoga classes, PoetryEast, school visits, two charity shops, fairs, festivals and classes for people under 25 - all in an atmosphere of community and friendship.
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice, to the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles, and to centring and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within communities, including sexuality, gender, class and disability. They have a range of resources and events.
Keshet UK's mission is to ensure that Jewish LGBT+ people and their families are included throughout Jewish life in the UK. Jewish LGBT+ people exist in all walks of life. Keshet UK aspires to work with all UK Jewish communities, including Liberal, Masorti, Orthodox and Reform, cross-communal and non-denominational organisations.
The Rowan is the regional Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland, providing a number of different services for individuals who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The service is open to a range of users and had a 24-hour advice helpline on 0800 389 4424. If you were assaulted in the past or recently the company offers a wider range of support for individuals and their specific needs.
Sarbat is a volunteer led group addressing LGBT issues from a Sikh perspective. They organise regular events to encourage discussions, tackle homophobia/biphobia/transphobia and build bridges within and beyond their communities.
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 Black-led community for People of Colour on Facebook to explore the healing power of nature, environmental justice & land-honouring ancestral traditions.
A Facebook group for any people of colour who want to live with other People of Colour in/around the city of London. It is queer and trans friendly.
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.
QTPoC Mental Health is a Facebook page that exists to provide greater access to community healing. They host meditations for queer & trans people of colour and publish original art and writing on www.restforresistance.com.
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.
The Aims of Strabane Ethnic Community Association is to identify and respond to the needs of minority ethnic communities and to raise awareness and understanding within the local community as Northern Ireland become more diverse.
CREST is a charity that promotes racial equality and assists people from communities in South Tyneside (and further afield) to enjoy a better quality of life. Through their Chai and Chat (for over 50s), Forgotten Folklore and Essential Skills for Work clubs, CREST supports those in need to gain access in education, training and employment, to raise aspirations and to ensure their voice is heard.
The Chinese Welfare Trust meets the needs of poor, elderly, vulnerable and victims of racist abuse amongst the Chinese community living in the UK. TCWT also works with different housing associations helping them cater to the needs of their Chinese residents and signposting those seeking sheltered housing and extra-care homes to housing schemes.
The Monitoring Group was established in Southall, by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the locality. They work with and support victims of race hate crime on mental health and rights. You can report crimes on their website.
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.
Southall Black Sisters provides an advocacy service for women affected by gender based violence. They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages. Whilst their focus is on the needs of black and minority women, we will not turn any woman away who needs emergency help.
Black and Asian Lawyers and Activists working together for justice and opposing racism.
NERS is an independent and charitable organisation which exists to meet the needs and promote the interests of asylum seekers and refugees who have arrived or have settled in the North of England.
They offer housing support, translation and interpretation, asylum applications, and integration services.
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.
INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Their specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question.
Article 39 is a small, independent charity which fights for the rights of children living in state and privately-run institutions (children’s homes, boarding and residential schools, mental health inpatient units, prisons and immigration detention) in England. They campaign, offer legal support, run groups for young people and advocate in policy.
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.
Clan Mor Sure Start in Belfast works with an array of organisations, parents, and children to ensure every child and parents of a child under 4 have access to advice, information, and services they need to give their children the best start in life and enhance their family lives. This organization offers a range of services from family support, health visiting, midwife support, and much 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.
A home of Fugitive Black Study. Anti-colonial and healing education. They exist to radically imagine transformative worlds.
Abianda is a London-based enterprise working with young women affected by gangs and county lines, and the professionals who support them. They offer services to young women aged 10-25 and training for those who work with them.
Sangini is a multicultural women’s organisation based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. They seek to improve the quality of women’s lives by increasing their physical, mental and spiritual health through educational, creative and participatory activities that also celebrate cultural diversity. Classes include cooking, art, storytelling for young people, henna, creative writing etc.
Assisted Homes support adults who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, and who may also need to overcome a dependence on addictive substances. They do this in a number of ways with: Outreach work, supported housing, resettlement support
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.
SOAS Detainee Support attempts to break the isolation of immigration detention, and supports people to take control of their cases and resist their imprisonment and deportation. They visit people held in Immigration Removal Centres and London prisons under immigration powers.
Radical Housing Network is a London-wide alliance of 30+ groups and campaigns fighting for housing justice. They are currently lobbying the government to extend the eviction ban.
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.
UFFC is a coalition of families and those affected by deaths in UK police, prison, immigration and psychiatric custody.
Disability Action is a Northern Ireland charity that works with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities, and mental health disabilities. This organisation offers up a range of services from advice, advocacy, driving support, education and training, transport, legal and work advice.
Resisting immigration raids in Haringey. Stall from 12 - 2pm every Saturday outside Seven Sisters Station.
Akwaaba is a Hackney-based social centre for migrants. We offer a space for rest, play, learning and mutual support. Akwaaba is for all migrants regardless of immigration status, ‘race’, religion, country of origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and (dis)ability.
Award-winning bridge organisation fostering cultural access points for Black young people.
Just For Kids Law exists to help children and young people overcome all the difficulties they face, from problems at school and issues with immigration status to trouble with the police. They support young people through youth advocacy, legal support and youth projects
A network of individuals, communities and organisations working together to end racial injustice and address legacies of colonialism
A multi-award winning and internationally-recognised student-led project at Newcastle University Students Union (NUSU) that is managed by Go Volunteer. N.E.S.T empowers the refugee and asylum-seeking community in the region through a variety of formats such as one-to-one English teaching, group English classes, sports, creative arts and trips into the local area.
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
May Project Gardens London empowers marginalised groups to address poverty, disempowerment and access to resources and influence. They do this using what they consider universally connecting tools - nature, food and creative arts - to foster people’s personal transformation, which collectively leads to social change.
Migrants Organise is an award winning, grassroots platform where migrants, refugees connect, build common ground, organise for dignity and justice for all.
Aapna in Middlesborough offers services including care, counselling, dementia and advocacy support, this charity aims to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with people who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnicity, religion, belief or creed by providing a local network group that encourages and enables the people to participate more effectively with the wider community.
Glass Door Homeless Charity coordinates the UK's largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for people affected by homelessness.
Community sporting initiative welcoming members of ethnic minorities in order to bring communities together, with competition money going to organisations like the One Ummah organisation, an Islamic charity working with people affected by the Syrian conflict.
Together with Migrant Children works with children, young people and families who are migrants, refugees or asylum seekers. They work nationwide, with the majority of their work is in London and the South East. They are a small team of social workers, youth workers and other family practitioners.
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.
Sufra NW London is a Community Hub that provides Emergency Food Parcels; a Community Kitchen; Guidance and Advocacy; an accredited Food Academy course; a Refugee Resettlement programme; and a Community Growing Project that provides training in horticulture, school environmental visits and a vocational training course. They address both causes and consequences of extreme poverty, homelessness and isolation.
Mindwise is a mental health charity that seeks to raise awareness, challenge the stigma, and campaign for changes to be made within the mental health sector. Mindwise has an array of key services and offers advice, training, counseling and teaches workplaces to better understand and support good mental health practices.
Black Cultural Archives is the home of Black British History. They use their mission to collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK and to inspire and give strength to individuals, communities and society. At their HQ they run a series of gallery exhibitions, educational programmes and public engagement events. They provide free access to their unique set of archives, museum objects and reference library.
The Muslim Bereavement Support Service is a non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved women who have lost a loved one. They also work with other organisations, the NHS and hospices in particular, to give a spiritual context to the bereavement support services they offer.
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.
Midaye Somali Development Network was originally the Somali Mothers and Under Fives group, to serve mothers with young children. The Midaye Somali Development Network advocates on behalf of the community across a broad spectrum of needs.
The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is a Tottenham based arts venue championing Black artists telling their own stories.
Refugee Women empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. Through English lessons, drama and other activities they support women to build their confidence and skills. Their network helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking asylum and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives with dignity.
A national charity supporting vulnerable women aged 16 and older. They work to build confidence, self-esteem and address issues such as social isolation, domestic violence, housing and drug and alcohol abuse. They have a team of outreach workers dedicated to delivering one-to-one work, group work, training and wellbeing workshops. The project also has a very successful mentoring programme, pairing trained volunteers with vulnerable women.
HERe Ni is a community group and a safe place for lesbian and bisexual Womxn here in Northern Ireland. HERe Ni aims to create a community space where women can meet, organise, and interact in whatever manner they like.
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.
Shine is an organisation that supports people with Spina bifida, Hydrocephalus, and other similar conditions like Intracranial Hypertension and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. The organisations offer support in a number of ways. If you, a family member or a friend are seeking support and or advice find by visiting the website.
Volunteer group campaigning against racism, the hostile environment, detention and deportations. To find out more please visit the webite
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.
The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of LGBTQ+ people in Northern Ireland. They have two centres: one in Belfast city centre and the other in Foyle, L’Derry. The organisation offers up an array of services from free sexual health checks to counselling services.
Extern is a social justice organisation that seeks to transform the lives of people by promoting social justice across the island of Ireland. Some of its core values seeks to provide anti-racism and anti discrimination, thereby offering up support and advice within the realm of housing, homelessness, migrants and refugees issues, mental health and drug use and much more.
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.
Craigavon Travellers Support Committee aims to support Irish Travellers within the Craigavon area. The committee offers a large array of services - healthy living and well-being, housing support, education, mortality, racism and discrimination support. CTSC believes in and works towards positive community cohesion which is done through education, community development and welfare rights.
Wah Hep which means “Chinese self-help", is a community development association that represents and provides services for the Chinese community in Armagh county. The organisation 'Wah Hep' has a drop in centre which provides key information, English classes, After School clubs, Chinese language and library, a 50+ group and more.
Bryson Intercultural is an organisation that seeks to empower ethnic minority communities and their families throughout Northern Ireland. The organisation supports and works with a wide range of communities such as the indigenous Irish Travellers, refugees and asylum seekers and many more by promoting and supporting racial and ethnic integration here in Northern Ireland.
YMCA North Down is a faith-based volunteer organisation that seeks to support the local community across North Downs. The organisation's ethos is to support young people, families and the local community to 'flourish in mind, body and spirit'. YMCA North Down works with all groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, religion, culture, or race. To find out more please visit the website.
The Chinese Welfare Association Northern Ireland is a community support group that seeks to provide services such as: community development, youth and children work, education, welfare rights, race relations & training and community interpreting.
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.
Gender Jam supports and bring together young trans, non-binary, questioning, and intersex people together and create resources to help the community in Northern Ireland. GenderJam NI has an array of advice and services such as: housing, education, healthcare and other issues that affect the trans community in the region.
Inter-Ethnic Forum is an organisation that aims to help ethnic minorities within the Mid & East Antrim Borough Council area. The aim is to assist with the process of integration as this can often seem difficult and daunting to new comers, as well as promoting positive community cohesion the Inter-Ethnic Forum also platforms other cultures n the local community.
The Hansel group is one of Scotland's leading charities that support those who live with disabilities. Hansel Alliance provides services directly supporting young people in their transition to adulthood. They also support people in their own homes; within residential settings; through daytime opportunities; through short breaks and respite opportunities, and through employment support.
The Scottish Refugee Council is dedicated to supporting vulnerable people that are in need of refuge and protection. The communities that the charity predominantly advocates for are those who have fled life-threatening circumstances in search of a safer environment for them and their families. Navigating the UK's asylum system can be an extremely daunting task and the Scottish Refugee Council is here to help.
A discrete offshoot of Brighton Migrant Solidarity. They are the only organisation in the Brighton area providing housing support to destitute migrants who are not allowed to work or have no recourse to public funds. They take referrals directly from organisations such as Brighton Voices in Exile. In addition to accommodation, they also provide financial, practical and emotional support to locally based migrants.
Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum is a non profit organisation hoping to serve the religious, social, and cultural needs of the Brighton & Hove Muslim Community. Their primary aim is to provide support and weekend activities for Muslim children and to work and assist with projects for Muslim women.
Black Butterfly's mission is to work with Black and ethnic minority communities to begin a systems change - a rethinking and rebalancing of systems from an economy of oppression and exclusion, to an economy of care and inclusion.
A member-led community organisation which celebrates, empowers, promotes and supports Asian, Black, Latin, Middle Eastern people, and people from other diverse ethnicities, living and connected to St Leonards and Hastings. They aim to decolonise power structures, oppose discrimination and to provide welcoming and inclusive safe spaces.
WE ARE HERE is a celebration of Black British history and a recognition of Black presence in the UK spanning centuries. WE ARE HERE is specifically focussed on the coastal communities of Hastings and Rother, down on the south coast of England.
MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern
Asylum Welcome welcomes asylum seekers, refugees and detainees who have fled persecution and danger in their own countries and seek refuge in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
The Oxford Food Bank collects surplus fresh food from local supermarkets and wholesalers and supplies it for free to over 100 charities in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
Open Door is a drop-in service for refugees and asylum seekers at the East Oxford Community Centre. They offer advice, information, support, recreational activities and a free lunch. They provide a welcoming environment for people to meet, make connections, chat to volunteers and friends, gain training and participate in the preparation of a hot lunch (with halal and vegetarian options).
The Gatehouse offers free support for adults aged 25+ who are homeless, vulnerably housed, on low income and/or looking for company and community.
DREAMSAI's objectives are:
1. Promoting teachings of Shirdi Saibaba as set out in Satcharita
2. Supplying food, hygiene items and essentials to homeless & needy people in temporary sheltered accommodation.
3.Raising awareness of the blood donation, bone marrow and stem cells within Indian community.
Trubys Garden Tea Room is an interfaith community cafe run by Muslim women building positive relationships between communities in Milton Keynes
The words "Aik Saath" mean "Together As One" in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Aik Saath believe in working together for positive social change. Their mission is to work with people from all communities, faiths and backgrounds to promote and encourage conflict resolution and community cohesion through training, campaigns and projects.
The Zainab Foundation reaches people through its bookshops, which provide a large range of Islamic books and ornaments bought from the UK and around the World. They have also donated books to be used for the National Curriculum. During the month of Ramadan the charity provides clothing and rations for those in need.
Slough Refugee Support – SRS – is a registered charity focused exclusively on the needs of refugees and asylum seekers. SRS has built up a deep stock of experience of working with refugees and helping them with the many obstacles they face in their efforts to settle, contribute and thrive in the UK.
The aims and objectives of the association are to provide welfare services to the Pakistani community in Slough. We promote racial harmony, provide assistance and guidance to our members, hold social events and celebrate national days and liaise with local authorities, with a view to resolve various matters concerning the Pakistani community in Slough, Berkshire.
Safe Passage is a campaign that advocates for the safe passage and access to legal routes for child refugees throughout Europe. Over the past few years the organisation has worked with Refugee Welcome groups and individuals from Glasgow to Totness to ensure Britain continues to be a welcoming country to refugees.
Room For Refugees is a community hosting network that offers safe, temporary homes and pastoral support for insecurely-housed refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable groups - families, the sick, the elderly and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children with no recourse to public funds.
The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre Slough offers a range of services and classes.
Ashford BME Association is part of Kent’s local ‘See, Hear and Respond’ partnership, coordinated by Barnardo’s, for working with young people who may be experiencing harm or difficulties during the coronavirus period.
Locally, in Dover, Samphire runs a community engagement project working with migrant and British communities to improve social cohesion, and better inclusion of migrants into Dover and surrounding areas of Kent.
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.
WTRRP offers support to refugees, asylum seekers and non-European migrants with no recourse to public funds in West Hertfordshire. Their mission is to help provide access to the advice and services needed, often providing long term support (i.e. basic needs including food, ESOL, befriending etc) until statutory services are in place. WTRRP does not provide accommodation but finds ‘ways and means’ to help source emergency accommodation.
Communities and Sanctuary Seekers Together (CAST) is a Southend-based community group, committed to bring an end to destitution amongst asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants with no recourse to public funding (NRPF) living in Southend.
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.
Luton's specialist legal advice charity specialising in Community Care, Housing, Immigration and Asylum
Anglo-Chinese Cultural Exchange provides a supplementary school, benefits for the elderly, translation support, health and wellbeing information, free immigration legal advice, seminars, workshops and certified volunteering opportunities for teenagers
Provides information, help and support in a culturally sensitive environment; advances the education of individuals and the community as a whole in Suffolk.
Provides information, advice and support to individuals and families who have experienced, or are experiencing, discrimination/harassment. They also provide training to service providers.
MAP Middlesbrough aims to reduce isolation for Asylum seekers and help them to meet basic needs, to enable healthy living, meaningful activity, and social opportunities. By so doing they hope to create a sense of community, and to empower those they meet to develop their own lives and to integrate into the local community.
In response to a study that found Middlesbrough as the 'worst place in the UK for girls growing up', this charity aims to increase self-esteem, builds resilience and form a safe women's community and space.
Resource hub for new vulnerable parents, with sections dedicated to specific ethnicities and local advice directory.
Kooth is a child and young adult-centred online mental wellbeing community, where users can seek advice anonymously from the professional admin team.
Based in Stockton-on-Tees, A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity which aims to engage, empower and equip vulnerable and excluded women, families and young people.
They offer support for people with substance misuse problems, those involved with sex work, homeless or living on the streets, often engaged in offending or victims of abuse.
DAR is a voluntary organisation helping refugees assimilate into UK society after being granted asylum. DAR has many partners in the North East and are able to help with legal aid, food banks, language classes, transportation and local knowledge to legal aid and form-filling for doctor and dentist registration.
The Drop-In provides a safe and friendly environment for asylum seekers and refugees. They offer services such as internet access, free swim and gym, ESOL, free haircuts, free trips to places of interest, donations of food and clothes.
St Rollox Community Outreach offers a range of support and services to local residents, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees in North Glasgow. The organisation has a drop-in café available which is available for anyone to come in and have a coffee and meet friends. To find out more about St Rollox Community Outreach please visit the website.
The Edinburgh Muslim Community Association’ is a non-sectarian grassroots organisation formed in 2004 by a group of committed converts to Islam and Muslim youth of Scotland. The Association aims are to establish positive community cohesion between the Scottish Muslim community and the general public, provide practical assistance, care and promote unity in society and the Muslim Community. To find out more please visit the website.
Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers. As a organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBT friendly. To find out more please visit the website.
Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities.
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.
Building a network that brings people together, including formal and informal community groups, agencies and individuals, to seek to ensure that all refugees, asylum seekers, migrant workers and BME communities across Glasgow and Central Scotland have full and equal access to resources which assist in alleviating poverty, improving their standard of living and promoting their settlement and integration within the wider community.
The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is a faith-based (Shī’a Ithnā ʿAsharī ) organisation working to meet the needs of the Scottish Shia Muslim community and the breadth of society in general across the cultural, social, political, and religious spectra. We work to engage with other communities and faiths; strengthening ties in an effort to create a setting for religious and racial harmony, equality, and diversity in the nation.
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 Multi-Cultural Family Base Scotland works with families from minority communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties. Some of these are practical, such as housing or financial problems; others are more personal, such as dealing with discrimination or emotional issues. They work in a therapeutic way and offer time and support to help people make sense of the difficulties in their lives and work out how to deal with them.
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.
The main aim of this society is to create a cultural, social and mutual support network for Devon and Cornwall’s increasingly large South Asian community. SAaS has a wide membership base of people who are drawn from countries surrounding the Indian sub-continent or are part of the Asian Diaspora. They provide social welfare, recreation alongside multicultural events.
Run by the Cornwall Islamic Trust, this is the first and only dedicated Islamic Centre in Cornwall. The centre holds a number of weekly and annual events including prayers, Sunday school, women's groups and other cultural responsibilities.
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.
Community Facebook Group for parents raising children of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic origins in West Cornwall.
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.
Khaas is the only service of its kind in the South West that has worked across the Bristol area delivering services to improve the lives of ethnic minority disabled children, their carers and families for over 25 years.
Refugee Women of Bristol (RWoB) is the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation which specifically targets the needs of refugee women in Bristol, and are directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum-seeking community.
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.
Bristol Black Carers is an award-winning charity committed to an important mission - to provide culturally appropriate support and assistance for carers and their families within Black and Asian communities across Bristol.
Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services can help you in a variety of ways; from practical and emotional support to legal advice, everything will be guided by you and only with your consent. This service is completely free and confidential.
SARI are there for any victim of hate crime from the Avon and Somerset area. They have online resources, out of hour emergency service, casework services, training, education and more.
Off The Record Bristol (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. They have specific LGBTQ+, Trans* and people of colour networks. All services are free and confidential.
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.
Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse. Their resources are available in a range of languages including Arabic, Somali, BSL, Chinese and more.
Bristol Homeless Connect is a website which has information about how people can get help, find out how to help, or find out more information about rough sleeping in Bristol. They offer support on topics including healthcare, laundry, gambling support, work and training, drug/alcohol support, food and much more.
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.
Caring in Bristol deliver projects around homelessness that help people move away from the streets and prevent people becoming homeless in the first place.
Resolve West provides and promotes services which empower people to resolve conflicts and to repair harm.
They provide a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children, including safe houses, children’s services, dedicated Black and Ethnic Minority Services, resettlement and outreach services, and a crisis response service. The website offers further information and what to do in a crisis.
Mothers for Mothers is run by mothers who have suffered or recovered from depression, anxiety or isolation during pregnancy or after the birth of one or more babies across Bristol. They also run a service for Dads and Partners.
ARA provides structured treatment, counselling, housing support, education, training and employment guidance, as well as many other interventions to promote recovery and a healthier life. They are a major provider of supported housing services in Bristol.
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).
The Marmalade Trust in Bristol are a charity dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and helping people make new friendships. They provide companionship and joy to those struggling with loneliness, they run an annual Awareness Week campaign as well as events.
The Trust aids young people aged 16-25 fighting Cancer, or affected by Cancer, throughout Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Devon by the provision of grants which can be used towards relieving physical or financial needs.
Womankind helps hundred of women across the South West every year to improve their mental health and well-being so they can experience a better quality of life. They offer counselling, group therapy, befriending as well as a speciality service for deaf women.
SARSAS provide support to people who have experienced rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives through counselling, live chat and other specialist support. They are open to all; girls, boys, women, men, trans and non-binary individuals.
The Rosie Crane Trust treats all contact in absolute confidence, working with bereaved parents in the South West.
Knowle West Health Association are a voluntary organisation to promote, protect and preserve good health and wellbeing in and around Knowle West.
Vine Counselling Services is a charity based in Congresbury offering donation based professional counselling to people in the community who need help to cope with anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, bullying, trauma, loneliness, abuse, family problems.
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.
SWEDA engage with people across Somerset and Wessex who are affected by eating disorders, including family, friends and carers, by offering hope and enabling access to support services to empower recovery.
1625 Independent People is a charity that supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the South West. They find secure homes, teach life-skills, offer advice, help access training and job opportunities.
The Bristol Crossroads group has been supporting the transgender community in and around Bristol for over 25 years. The meetings are informal and provide the opportunity for all transgender people and their partners and family to meet and dress in a safe and supportive environment. There are changing facilities available for those who need them.
Non-Binary South West is a peer support group for trans* people in the South West of England (or beyond) with non-binary gender identities. They host a secret Facebook group, and have regular meetings in central Exeter.
The Hope Project in Bristol provides short-term emotional and practical support for men aged 30-64, specifically those who are in psychological distress or have recently self-harmed, but are not currently engaged with other mental health services.
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.
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).
Carefree works with young people aged 11-25 who are in and leaving care across Cornwall. They engage in positive social education activities, events and projects, as well as a personal advisor service for about half of Cornwall's care leavers.
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.
Set up in 1995, Penhaligon’s Friends supports bereaved children and their families throughout Cornwall. They offer children and young people a chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.
Dubbed the Surf Therapy charity, this organisation works with young people to reduce anxiety and improve confidence through surfing.
Trelya provides positive interventions into the lives of the hardest to reach children and young people in West Cornwall through the development of their lifeskills, motivations and aspirations.
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.
This Cornwall charity matches families who need an extra helping hand with volunteers who have bundles of parenting experience. During lockdown they are providing online chats, signposting, referrals for volunteer support and groups, as well as Zoom groups.
Carer Support Dorset supports carers of people over 18 in Dorset. They help carers access services, information, education and training, respite and breaks from their caring role. They have a dedicated service for under-18s.
New Forest Young Carers support Young Carers and their families across the New Forest. They can help families access services that will make their lives easier as well as offering Young Carers time out and respite from their caring responsibilities.
Dorset Parent-Carer Council aims to improve the life and opportunities for families, children and young people with additional needs or disabilities. They provide many consultation and working and steering groups.
My Life My Care provides information and advice about care and support for adults in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
My Time works to support young carers across the South. My Time makes it possible for young carers to have a break and balance their mental and physical wellbeing. The charity provides respite adventure breaks in a residential outdoor centre in the Isle of Purbeck.
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.
A charity and community organisation run by and for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community members. The network initiates and develops lobbying and educational information campaigns, as well as creating community space.
Space runs regular, free youth groups all across Dorset, in Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, Beaminster, and Sherborne, for every LGBT+ person regardless of race, religion, or social background.
MyUmbrella LGBT+ is a volunteer led project of Reading Pride to raise awareness of the lesser known identities across the sexuality, gender, romantic and fetish spectrum's collectively known as LGBT+.
Purbeck Good Neighbours is a volunteer group who can help older people over 50 with small or difficult one-off tasks in their home. They can help with; clearing rubbish, filing, moving furniture, helping with paperwork and letters, changing lightbulbs and batteries, and more.
Finding A Voice is a social group providing support for South Asians aged 18+ of any faith, culture, religion or disability.
Trans Central is a (MtF), or Male to Female transgender community support group providing practical help and peer support to the local Trans community, and creating the opportunity for individual members to take part in community programs and events.
ARSB promotes a view of life that reason and evidence should form the bases of our knowledge and all our convictions. They offer advice and support for BAME communities away from a secular perspective.
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.
Sisters For Change is an international non-governmental organisation that works to combat violence against women and girls through legal empowerment programmes, legislative reform, technical assistance initiatives and legal advocacy.
Journey Metropolitan Community Church in Birmingham is made up of many different people. Their only goal being to create a space to explore, discuss, worship, and serve the community. They are welcoming and inclusive of all LGBTQ people. A radical, liberal church service.
BID supports people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss. Their specialist service areas include advocacy, employment, befriending, British Sign Language interpreting and training, rehabilitation and housing related services. They also run the UK's first and only Deaf Cultural Centre in Birmingham.
Cysters is a grassroots charity, dedicated to supporting individuals & improving the health, education & welfare of those with reproductive & mental health issues. They aim to educate the public about reproductive health & education.
Nehemiah Housing's mission is to build successful, sustainable and diverse communities by providing housing and well-being services in a culturally sensitive way, in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. They serve the multicultural African Caribbean, Asian, Irish and European communities.
Himaya Haven is a leading Birmingham-based organisation who work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, supporting families of loved ones in custody and prison. They offer support, guidance, groups, mentoring, court support and advice, and more.
Autism West Midlands are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum. They offer community supported living, residential support, community support and helplines.
Autism awareness, advice and support for Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and disadvantaged/low income families access to all available services by offering a personalised, culturally aware service.
RSVP believes that everyone deserves a life free from sexual violence and abuse. They offer empathic services to support and inspire children and adults of all genders who have been subjected to sexual violence and abuse.
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.
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.
Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation works to improve mental health outcomes through counselling, computer lessons, support for bereaved carers, ex-offenders project, user forum, carer support, family and outreach support.
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.
Tarkai works with Punjabi communities to create spaces where all individual can access mental health awareness, education and support to better care for themselves and one another.
CMHA now provide a diverse range of services with the aim of serving Chinese people who suffer from mental health related issues and problems. They also provide support for their carers whom may not be familiar with all the nuances of traditional Chinese culture.
Muslim Women's Network UK (MWNUK) is the only national Muslim women's organisation in Britain. They are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. They campaign, research, advocate and offer regional and local networks.
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.
CCC-B aims to provide services to meet the social, health, welfare and development needs of the Chinese community. They provide advice and advocacy, carers support, elderly support, English classes, student support, business services and more.
Walsall Black Sisters Collective is an organisation advocating and ensuring that local people are directly involved in decision-making processes which affects their lives. They run elderly day care, mental health support groups, after school club, befriending, women empowerment and more.
The Centre for BME Health is located in Leicester, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the UK, and is uniquely placed to conduct research on issues affecting the health and wellbeing of ethnic and migrant communities. They offer translation and cultural adaptation, research design, training, participant recruitment and more.
Chameleons is a social and support group for anyone on the transgender spectrum, their families and friends based just outside Nottingham for people across the East Midlands. Tables and chairs are put out, and people pull up a seat and chat with friends.
Derbyshire LGBT+ is Derbyshire’s only LGBT specific support service, supporting anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender or anyone who is having issues with their sexual identity or gender identity, this includes family and friends.
Transcend is Derbyshire's only specialist support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. They have two centres where they provide a safe and confidential place for people to explore issues surrounding their Gender identity, including practical advice and help, which includes the young and older Trans person and their families
Notts LGBT+ Network provide information and support to the LGBT+ communities of Nottinghamshire. They offer a place to talk about sexuality and gender, information on the area, a place to talk about sex and sexual health, legal advice and more.
NIDAS are a small, friendly and independent local charity working across Mansfield and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. They offer a family based approach for people who are living with or have experienced any form of domestic violence or abuse. Helpline: 01623 683 250
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.
Dosti (Friendship), provides a South Asian and Middle Eastern LGBTQIA safe space to talk about common issues, make friends and get involved in cultural activities and celebrations across Leicester and Leicestershire.
Quest exists to provide pastoral support to LGBT+ Catholics. They provide information, run an annual conference, and have opportunities for worship, spiritual retreats and supportive fellowship through regional groups.
The Inter Faith Forum for Leicestershire was developed in July 2008 as a network to promote greater understanding and awareness of religion, faith and belief. It brings together representatives from faith communities, along with other interested individuals.
Leicester Council of Faiths promotes trust, understanding and co-operation among the city’s faith communities, speaks up for their viewpoint on significant issues, and provides reliable information to civic authorities, service providers, educational institutions and local media. They run a range of dialogue groups and interfaith projects.
The Centre exists to promote mutual understanding between people of different faiths/beliefs and none and to build respect between people as fellow human beings across cultures. The Centre is a shared space where people are invited to speak freely and fearlessly.
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.
Himmah is a grass roots community-based initiative in Nottingham tackle poverty, mental wellbeing, racism and social exclusion. They do this through a combination of service provision, campaigning work, arts and education work and collaboration with individuals, communities and organisations.
Autism East Midlands has a range of adult and child services for those with autism. Their Building Better Opportunities project works specifically on those with additional barriers to work including those from ethnic minority communities.
As an independent charity, they guarantee a tailored service based on your needs where your conversations and all personal information will remain 100% confidential*.
They employ a diverse workforce including BAME therapists.
Al-Hurraya Nottingham was founded in response to an emerging need of a service which works directly with minority communities. They offer "culturally-wise" counselling, community building, addiction support, family support, education and prevention, early intervention and women's groups.
BAC-IN 2life is a Nottingham based, specialist drug and alcohol recovery support service for individuals, families and young adults from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. An award winning, nationally recognized grassroots service, they offer 1:1, family and mental health support, counselling, recovery coaching, mutual aid meetings, peer mentoring, training and more. They offer a choice of cultural, faith-based and spiritual services.
An East Midlands based facebook group for womxn who collect, fundraise to supply quality bras, new knickers, sanitary products and dignity packs for women and girls fleeing war and violence.
EMBA provide help, advice, teaching and training to those with an interest in Buddhism and meditation in the Buddhist community.
The NCWA is a local voluntary sector charity providing services for Chinese people, especially older people. They offer housing assistance, home visits, translation, help with forms, counselling and physical health support.
Diverse Cymru provides support, services and advice to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people throughout Wales who are affected by mental ill health through support, services, advice and advocacy for those aged 4 and up.
The Welsh Refugee Council have been successfully empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. They offer support in a range of languages through advice, advocacy, casework, English classes, family support and more.
Wrexham Muslim Association is an umbrella organisation for Muslims living in Wrexham and the adjacent areas of North Wales. They offer a range of religious, educational and cultural services to Muslims in Wrexham and the surrounding areas.
Bangladesh Welfare Association Cardiff was established in 1985. They run a range of training and education programmes, as well as campaigning both in Wales and abroad.
Chinese In Wales Association (CIWA) is a charitable organisation which aims to deliver services that will make a positive difference to the lives of ethnic Chinese residents in Wales. They support children and young people, older people and the wider community through schooling and community activities.
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.
Glitter Cymru is a monthly social meet-up group for individuals who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBT+ in Cardiff. They are running Zoom meet-ups during the pandemic.
Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team was set up by a group of ethnic minority young people in Swansea. It aims to fill a gap in provision for young BME people aged 11-25 by providing a targeted, culturally sensitive and holistic support service to meet their needs.
Women Connect First was established to empower Black & Minority Ethnic Women in Cardiff and South East Wales by offering a range of services and training in order to improve their livelihoods and employability. They run after school clubs, health groups, English classes, an older women's group and more.
Hayaat runs regular drop-in sessions, offering advice, information to the newcomers to access local health, fitness, arts and education facilities. They also hold regular consultations with service users in Cardiff specifically within Community First areas.
The Hindu Cultural Association (HCA Wales) is a Registered Charity with the Charity Commission of England and Wales Registration No 1002569. It is run by Indian community in Wales with aim to serve mostly pan-Indian community and facilitate seamless integration of the Indian community to the wider community.
A Jewish synagogue open to all to learn about Judaism. They also have a team of "community angels" to support those having a difficult time, whether through illness or something else.
The African Community Centre (ACC) Wales is a registered charity which operates across Wales. They welcome all people, especially Africans born in Africa, African Caribbean’s and British Africans who are currently resident in Wales.
BAME Helpline Wales can signpost you to relevant organisations, provide specialist employment advice, provide information in a range of languages on health, work, welfare entitlements, education, housing and personal safety.
Weekly support group as part of the Leeds Survivor-led Counsel Service. Call 0113 260 9328 or email Patrick at email@example.com for more information.
AJAR is a network of people in Leeds, often from faith communities, seeking to help people currently in detention who have a valid case for applying for bail. It supports asylum seekers who have been detained beyond reason, are struggling with support and would live in the Leeds area if released.
Mama Africa is a voluntary group that supports asylum seekers and refugees in Rotherham. They run weekly activities and a drop in service and are in the process of setting up an accommodation scheme.
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.
DASH hosts drop-in days providing hot meals, a safe social space, casework and referrals (not legal aid), liaising with housing providers, form-filling for health and education institutions, a food bank, creative activities, and advice on settling in to life in the UK.
A network of churches in Bradford but not limited to Christian aid, BEACON hosts a range of support for asylum seekers and refugees, including McKenzie friends who provide mentoring and legal assistance, and hosting support. They hold a weekly drop-in ESOL session called CHAT.
Sharing Voices Bradford (SVB) aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities through community development in partnership with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and other stakeholders through promoting inclusion in all spheres of civil life. They offer counselling, dementia aid, community support among many other services.
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.
A community-run group, BAC look to achieve integration, adaptation and help to meet the need of refugees by empowering them to participate fully in the UK society. Services also include a Women's Group, Homework Club, and ESOL classes.
Womenzone Community Centre in Bradford is a registered charity established in 2003 to address the isolation and lack of voice and visibility of South Asian women in the Bradford 3 area. With ESOL classes, Women's Health groups, employment support and other services, Womenzone identifies needs primarily of South Asian women for a women-only safe place, to prevent them from being socially excluded and assist their fuller integration into society
BEAP seeks to empower members of the Bangladeshi community in Bradford. Addressing issues arising from separation between local communities, including different forms of conflict based on cultural diversity. Tackling this through projects such as Women's Group, The Job Club, sports activities, older people's Day Care etc, which recognise and accept the importance of differences, whilst finding common ground between them.
The main focus of Khidmat Centres Bradford is to address inherent inequalities in provision of services for the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds. Services include older people services, education classes, health and wellbeing, welfare benefits advice, a womens group, learning disability groups, carers groups, Muslim Women in Prison Projects and more.
Practical and Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, this charity provides ESOL, Women's Group and weekly drop-in sessions with hot meals and food aid.
Path provides free ESOL courses, and run The Hive Online, a safe space for migrants to practice English conversations while learning about the British culture, local services, opportunities, and share their cultural identities and stories.
Levelling the Playing Field uses the power of sport to engage and improve health and life outcomes for ethnically diverse children who are at risk of entering, or already involved with, the criminal justice system (CJS). LTPF operates in London, West Midlands, South Yorkshire and Gwent.
HEMCC aims to advance the education and training of members of ethnic minorities within the local area, so as to assist them to adapt within a new community. We provide English Language classes in both ESOL and IELTS in order to allow refugees to gain vital language skills which will help them to integrate within British society.
Governed by local people and embedded within the communities they support. Supporting BME and migrant communities by providing them with a voice, advocating on their behalf and representing their interests. Aiming to build relationships between communities and services by providing them with support and activities that encourage community co-operation. Co-ordinating projects and events that are tailored to the needs of communities and encourage the celebration of culture.
York Racial Equality Network aims to: Enable BME voices to be better heard in York. Improve access to appropriate services and support for BME people. Increase the confidence of BME people to express themselves and be mutually supportive. Through their open forums and the Voice Projects, they help to accurately represent ethnic minorities.
We aim to contribute to the promotion of mutual respect and understanding between faith communities and aim to respond to the new & changing ethnic and faith mix of population in York.
Leeds Black Elders Association, a neighbourhood network scheme, takes great pride in providing specialised provision for Black elders, ensuring that their particular needs are being met. With their website accessible to speakers of eleven different languages, they offer services from meals on wheels, health and wellbeing club, home security, a drop-in service, housing support and activity club.
Young Black Minds is a Leeds Mind service in partnership with Black Health Initiative, open to male-identifying Black individuals, aged 16 to 25, who live in Leeds. It will create closed peer support community groups based on shared personal experience and empathy, focusing on strengths to help develop skills and strategies to maintain mental health and wellbeing. The delivery of each group is co-produced with its group members to meet their specific needs.
A place where Asian women can meet and form friendships. The service offers individual and group support to meet the diverse needs of Asian women. Staff speak various Asian languages and have expertise in mental health. Dosti offers culturally appropriate activities including 1:1 support, IT and ESOL classes, parents group with crèche workers at Castleton children’s centre, welfare benefits advice and counselling.
Solace aims to alleviate the sickness, distress and suffering of refugees and asylum seekers in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region, in particular those suffering from mental health problems or emotional difficulties. They run in Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Kirklees, South Yorkshire.
Created in mind for ethnic communities in Leeds to have an outlet to grieve and receive support after the passing of a loved one, in particular babies and miscarriages. Hope offers multi-lingual counselling services, workshops, counselling and coaching among other things.
BHI is a community engagement organisation working towards equality of access to health and social care within Leeds and the surrounding areas for disadvantaged communities. They offer community initiatives, senior support groups and counselling.
Part of the Leeds Bereavement Forum, WIFCOS offers a free, confidential counselling service in safe and comfortable surroundings. Where necessary, home or hospital visits can be arranged. The organisation also offers advice, information and advocacy and, if unable to help, will ensure you are appropriately referred. Help is offered with benefit claims. WIFCOS caters for individuals, couples and families. The service takes place in Roscoe Methodist Church.
MCS provides opportunities for integration into the community, as well as volunteering opportunities. Manchester groups & organisations partner with them to offer bike lessons, walking days & English lessons
Integration and community support based in Moss Side. MRSN is a grass-roots organisation directly managed by refugee communities in Manchester. For over 24 years, they have been providing practical support to those fleeing persecution, conflict, and various forms of injustice and abuse.
Based in Manchester, the African Rainbow Family (ARF) is a non-for-profit charitable organisation that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender intersexual and queer (LGBTIQ) people of African heritage and the wider Black Asian Minority Ethnic groups.
This Manchester-based charity works to empower the disadvantaged population within the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, particularly refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants from the new emerging communities in Greater Manchester. They work to promote social integration, equality, diversity and human rights of BAME families, with an emphasis on the mental health and wellbeing of women and young girls who have been victims of Gender-Based Violence.
Mustard Tree Manchester supports people in poverty and homelessness, helping people secure better accommodation and economic wellbeing. They provide practical support, friendship, connections into work and improvements to health & wellbeing.
Promoting education, community space, immigration advice, FGM awareness and engagement for BME women in Greater Manchester.
This charity supports members of the local BME community by providing language support, advocacy, social support and activities, assistance to access primary care services and including advice and education services.
Providing support for Merseyside refugee communities and local support organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers.
A women-only charity set up to support women asylum-seekers, refugees and survivors of trafficking. They run weekly drop-ins offering a range of emotional and practical support and activities, they also accompany women to appointments, offer mental health support groups and 1:1 support. They are also responding to the rise in homelessness by developing casework.
Wirral Change is a Black and Racial Minorities Outreach Service offering information, advice and guidance on jobs, education, training, self-employment, health and wellbeing, as well as signposting to other services for racial minority people on the Wirral.
MICAH Liverpool is a social justice charity that has been set up by Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and St Bride’s Church to relieve Liverpool residents from social injustice and poverty. They run projects to combat unemployment and deliver emergency food aid and affordable food.
Located in the centre of Manchester, this multi-faceted voluntary organisation provides art and craft workshops, integration, a Latin American Support Network, a cafe, a radio station, solidarity volunteering and a drop-in service.
Initially started to help women from ethnic minorities, this initiative teaches ESOL to women from different backgrounds, working on communication skills by coming together to cook dishes from around the world, sharing recipes, stories, experiences and connections along the way.
Heywood Baptist Church (HBC) is a community of people of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds. They run a scheme called The Cellar Door, which provides support to the Iranian community and teach ESOL (sections of the website are in Farsi for ease).
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit is a voluntary organisation supporting people subject to immigration control for over 25 years. They offer free legal advice, representation and support services to people seeking asylum, refugees, children and vulnerable adults. They have a Women at Risk section which helps women migrants and refugees who are disproportionately affected and at more risk of domestic violence, trafficking, forced labour, and other forms of gender based violence.
Cornerstone is a day centre providing services to vulnerable and disadvantaged adults. They help people facing a wide range of social issues and offer support in the forms of men's barber services, computer suite, optometrist, cooking and hygiene classes and one-to-one support. Cornerstone welcomes people from all backgrounds and operates a policy of non-discrimination.
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.
Boaz in Manchester offer safe accommodation and holistic support to destitute asylum seekers and refugees. They host recreational and vocational activities, and help with essentials such as a small food allowance and clothes donation.
BRASS provides support for asylum seekers and refugees in Bolton and offer advice, support and information to access public services, English classes, workshops on UK life, opportunities to develop skills, and various well-being activities.
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.
The Society aims to challenge all forms of discrimination and social exclusion through the provision of diverse and reactive services, delivered by a team of qualified social workers, nurses and other professionals. As the Society has grown, they have developed a range of employment, education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups, including Somali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian and many European nationalities. They run a range of classes and drop-ins.
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.
Back on Track works with adults who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation. Through training programmes, skills for work, info advice and guidelines, they support around 750 people every year who have been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health. Their projects enable people to build the skills they need to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. They have a women's zine called Women Aloud as well as intersectional initiatives and projects.
The Centre helps provide support to the South Asian Communities in mental health, welfare rights, counselling, domestic violence, learning disabilities and the criminal justice system.
MaCO is a community led group which has been set up to support Congolese asylum seekers and refugees that have been placed in Manchester. They offer free and confidential advice, assistance, representation, advocacy, translating and interpreting services in matters relating to welfare, health, social education (culture), academic development, employment, finance management and orientation to life in the UK.
Rainbow Noir is a volunteer-led social, peer support and community action group, which celebrates and platforms people of colour who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and/or Intersex (LGBTQI). As well as a commitment to represent and platform LGBTQI people of colour and our communities, one of our soul aims from our very beginning, is been to create a space of our own, places to feel safe, where LGBTQI people of colour can meet, hang out, form friendships and find community. We create monthly social spaces both online and in person.
Manchester Parents Group is a voluntary organisation which supports families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT). The online forums are run by parents of lesbian, gay and bisexual sons and daughters, they understand the confusion and questions parents may have when when first learning their child is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. There is also a section advising children to communicate with and come out to their parents.
The objective of the association is to promote and benefit the inhabitants of Greater Manchester and the neighbouring areas, in particular those of the Bengali Hindu origin, regardless of sex, political, religious or other opinions by advancing education which promotes good citizenship and good relations between people in multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-faith society.
Essex Pride is an annual celebration of LGBT+ life in Essex and beyond.
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.
A group for ladies of all nationalities who get together along with their children under school age. It offers refreshments, art activities as well as a playgroup for the children.
The Asian Community serves the needs of the Asian Community, setting up capacity building group activities and promoting community cohesion. It also helps people access other services across the city.
The Cambridge African Network (CAN) group organises events for the benefit of our members as well as the general public in Cambridgeshire. These include capacity building and recreational events to promote personal development and social inclusion.
The objectives of the Cambridge Chinese Community Centre are to promote the benefit of the community of Cambridge, to promote racial harmony, to provide some facilities for recreation and leisure-time occupation as to improve life style and to improve general welfare of its members
CECF provides a cultural diversity service that helps promote an understanding between people from different ethnic groups and help them be a natural part of Cambridge life. We give special social, cultural, moral and practical support to groups and develop particular projects where needed.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis they have created a new telephone befriending service for people aged 75+. As well as making sure that all those already receiving support get a regular phone call throughout the lockdown, they are offering a call companion to anyone else of this generation who lives alone or in sheltered housing and feels lonely or isolated.
They will continue to run this new service alongside social gatherings when things get back to normal.
WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who's lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.
Khulisa reduces reoffending and transforms young people's lives. They provide behaviour changing programmes in prisons, schools and the community to equip them with skills and strength to choose alternatives to violence and crime.
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.
Frontline Therapist is dedicated to making psychological therapy accessible for Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, as well as those from disadvantaged backgrounds. They have a range of eBooks, Planners and E-Courses to help you journey to mental health goodness, as well as a affordable ways of accessing low-cost counselling. They work on a range of topics from addiction to racism and microagressions.
CAHN is a Black-led organisation set up to address the wider social determinants to reduce health inequalities for people of Caribbean & African in Greater Manchester and beyond. We work with the Black community and cross-sector organisations to build community resilience, relationships and a social movement to reduce health inequalities.
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.
WEN works with a vibrant coalition of organisational and individual members to transform society – no one organisation alone can deliver equality. Their work sits under three pillars, connecting, campaigning and championing women.
GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families.
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.
Safer Wales protect, support and empower groups of people aged 12 and above who are often invisible. They support men experiencing domestic abuse, young females, women in the criminal justice system and those experiencing sexual exploitation and in sex work.
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.
The Ethnic Minorities Network (EMN) is a platform for advocating the opinions and welfare of the ethnic minority students within Loughborough University. EMN operates in a safe environment and puts the interests of its members first in all of our activities. Recognising the culturally rich environment here in Loughborough, the EMN will also help to promote and support various events that the ethnic minority societies hold.
DFEMA seeks to offer a platform for mutual support, to encourage diversity and inclusion, and to affirm local action relating to people from the global majority, as well as to look at ways to help nurture and encourage potential leaders. It also seeks to help those who struggle to feel part of the church.
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Centre is a voluntary organisation established to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and youth in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They run a range of groups for adults, youth, older people, asylum seekers and refugees, families and more.
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.
Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum offer practical advice, information, support and friendship, and also campaign on issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers. They have a community centre, offer professional and impartial advice and support, as well as programmes developing confidence, skills and knowledge. Their website can be run in 18 different languages.
The Nottingham Buddhist Centre is dedicated to the spread of the Buddha's message in a way that is relevant to us here and now, yet remains faithful to the essentials of the Buddhist Tradition .An inclusive open Buddhist centre for those to attend, take part in classes such as yoga and meditation, and have community support
Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s serves the health, welfare, educational and cultural needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families resident in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and London-wide. They offer emotional and mental health support, old people's outreach, English language help and more.
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.
Filipino LGBTQ+ UK promotes the rights of Filipino LGBTs both in the UK and The Philippines so that they can live without fear of persecution or prejudice simply because of who they are.
NBC UK aim to promote socio-cultural activities and social integration with other communities. They have participated in various charity and social works together with local schools and council, as well as organised numerous social and cultural programs.
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.
Cambridge Pakistan Cultural Association reduce social isolation and promote peace, harmony, tolerance, unity and community cohesion in a multicultural society
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.
Community of Namibians in Great Britain (CNGB) is a non-profit organisation that provides social interaction opportunities to all Namibians that reside in the United Kingdom (UK), Europe and the Diaspora.
Norwich Malayalee Association (NAM) was formed by people from Kerala, South India who live in Norfolk mainly in Norwich. Most of the members include doctors and nurses working in the local NHS and IT professionals. As a group they aim to promote an awareness of the culture and language of Kerala.
Norwich Chinese Community Centre is a non-profit making, non-political UK community club.
The Norwich Liberal Jewish Community (NLJC) represents Liberal Judaism in Norwich and Norfolk, UK. They aim to provide a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jews of all kinds and their friends.
The NNMA works actively to promote tolerance and understanding. They are a member of the Norfolk County Council; this binds together Muslims from different backgrounds and strands of Islam.
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.
Access East Anglia exists to help migrants settle into their local communities. They work in partnership with stakeholders to promote community cohesion, to offer multi-lingual advice services and to provide practical support to overcome language barriers for their clients.
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.
BME Support Group is a non-profitable organisation, providing practical support for Black and Minority Ethnic families and individuals, in North-West Ipswich and it's district, helping to achieve social integration and well-being.
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.
Pregnancy Counselling & Care provides practical and emotional support to anyone suffering due to pregnancy or childbirth. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their aim is to help build communities that are involved and caring by offering emotional and practical support to those affected by pregnancy-related issues. All services are offered free to anyone in need regardless of background, experience or ability to pay
The Brittle Bone Society is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). They offer general, financial, grant, NHS and information support for either adults or children.
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.
Naz Latina works to improve access to HIV and sexual health services among the Spanish speaking Latin American communities living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. They offer care and support, sexual health prevention, clinical services and research.
Voades UK specialises in emotional health for Spanish and Portuguese speaking people. Its main services are: crisis intervention through a help line and professional support provided by psychologists, counsellors and social workers. Services are offered on a one to one basis, in group or family therapy.
The S&P Sephardi Community, originally the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation of London, and has 3 synagogues, provides education, classes, a home for the elderly and more.
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 first Masjid in the Dorchester area, they run prayers, celebrations, Qur'an, Tajweed and Arabic classes separately both for children and ladies, interfaith meetings, supporting community members with special needs and difficult circumstances, an after school club and more.
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.
GARAS offer support to those seeking asylum in Gloucestershire, welcoming them when they arrive, advocating for them, supporting them if they face being sent back as well as helping them adjust to long term future.
A day centre for social contact, exercise, activity, craft and more for Afro Caribbean Elders over 55 years in Gloucester.
A group to any black or minority ethnic person with caring responsibilities for a child with any form of disability or special need in Gloucester.
Ebony provide a support group, sitting service, monthly meetings and counselling for black and minority ethnic carers in Gloucestershire.
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.
Golden Years provide low-cost culturally appropriate meals for elderly members of the Afro-Caribbean community, as well as social gatherings, meals-on-wheels, home care and keep-fit classes in Gloucester.
Sahara Saheli (meaning Supportive Friends) first originated as an Asian women's group. Since then it has evolved into a multicultural women's group for women living and working in Cheltenham. It brings together women from different ethnic minority backgrounds with the aim of reducing isolation, building confidence and engagement with public services.
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.
The Family Haven in Gloucestershire help parents and their pre-school children by providing a warm, caring and supportive day centre where assistance and encouragement is available to help them to improve the quality of their lives. They provide a nursery, as well as a client centre for parents, which provides support, emotional warmth and encouragement.
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 network cover, support and promote ethnic minority communities across North Somerset through advice, community, education, health and wellbeing, legal and financial support and organisation support.
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.
Mind in Somerset provide peer support, art and gardening groups, alongside support groups and one-to-one sessions for adults, and young peoples networks.
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.
Inclusive Exeter is a partnership of grassroots community organisations established to give Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people in Exeter a greater voice. Their recent hardship relief project includes preparing and delivering free meals, as well as translating government guidance into different languages. They also offer form filling assistance and help with other topics.
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!
The Devon Faith and Belief Forum brings believers and adherents of different faith and belief systems to a greater understanding of each other. They work through an executive committee of representatives from the different faith and belief groups, a youth group in the Torbay area and supporting local interfaith groups around the county.
The Islamic Centre of the South West works with the community and neighbourhood through events, kids education, leisure and knowledge activities.
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.
Black Families in Bath promote racial equality in the education system and ensure that black and minority ethnic families have access to information, advice and support to enable their effective participation and ensure equality of opportunity. They provide advice, information, advocacy support for parents and educational activities for black and minority ethnic young people, as well as supplementary schools during Saturdays and holidays.
Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association (BEMSCA) provides a luncheon club service for Caribbean, Asian and Chinese older people at Fairfield House.
The Bath Islamic Society is based at Pierrepont Street very close to Bath police station. Being the only Mosque in Bath the make up of the congregation is very diverse and made up of Muslims from a wide range of Islamic countries. They run women's groups, youth groups and inter-faith programmes.
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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