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  • Support for young people receiving A-Level or GCSE results
  • Information on employability support programmes 
  • Information on support available for the creative industries & self employed 
  • Links to articles on funding available for social enterprises, charities & small businesses 
  • Information on Government support 

During this period, we'll continue to share any updates, articles, programmes or schemes designed to support small organisations.

Khan Academy

A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere - a range of courses are available for a children with different skills, abilities & interests.

Special iApps

Educational apps specially designed to support children with special educational needs, including autism and Down syndrome.

Youth Realities

A youth-led organisation based in Barnet addressing teenage relationship abuse through creative education and specialist, survivor-centred support

Keshet UK

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.

Toynbee Hall

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

The Monitoring Group

The Monitoring Group was established in Southall, by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the locality. Their aims are: a. To promote good race relations; b. To advance race relations by means of education and awareness raising; and c. To relieve the needs of those who are distressed or suffering violence or harassment.

Article 39

 

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.

Juvenis

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.

Hackney CVS

Hackney CVS is an important 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. 

Take Back The Power

Take Back The Power is a programme for young people aged 16-25 to access support to challenge injustice which affects them and their communities.

The Advocacy Academy

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. 

Just For Kids Law

 

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

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL)

Set up in 2006 to reduce the poverty of local refugees and asylum-seekers, advance their education and raise awareness about rights and needs.

Services include advice in welfare benefits, housing, education, employment, health and immigration, a supplementary Saturday School for children aged 4-11 and a food bank for destitute asylum-seekers and refugees.

The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN)

The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN). We enable refugees to thrive through the power of their own ideas. We do this through providing them with access to business support networks and business financing, designed to help accelerate them towards launching sustainable businesses.

Praxis for Migrants and Refugees

Praxis works with vulnerable migrants in London- including asylum seekers and refugees- providing specialist advice (including immigration advice up to OISC level 2), housing, advocacy, group work, ESOL classes and interpreting. Praxis is also a member of London Hosting.

Black Cultural Archives

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.

National Children's Bureau

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.

Midaye

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.

Youth Enterprise Ni

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.

The 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.

 

 

Sentinus NI (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

Sentinus aims to promote, engage and encourage the development of children within the educational core subjects Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Sentinus offers an array of programmes available for children in primary school all the way to the upper sixth form/college. 

Young at Art

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. 

YMCA North Down

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.

Community Intercultural Programme (CIP)

Community Intercultural Programme (CIP) is an organisation that strongly believes in community development and social cohesion. CIP believes that through social inclusion a wide array of innovative opprtunites for community development arise. CIP. CIP seeks to promote integration between communities and works towards the creation of a society in which all are respected regardless of race/nationality.

Counselling All Nations Services (CANS)

Counselling All Nations Services (CANS) is an organisaition that is designed to support and promote the mental health and emotional well-being of people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities throughout Northern Ireland. CANS services seek to implement these through the provision of culturally appropriate or common minority ethnic language, high quality and accessible counseling service. To find out more please visit the website. 

 

Chinese Welfare Association - Belfast

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. To find out more please check ou the Facebook page.

Glenshane Community Development Limited

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. To find out more visit the Facebook page.

WE ARE HERE

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.

The Zainab Foundation

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.

The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre

The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre offers the following services:

  • Janaaza (Funeral Prayer).
  • Nikkah (Islamic Marriage Ceremony).
  • Advice session for health and well-being 
  • Advice session for finance 

Bedfordshire African Community Centre

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.

St Rollox Community Outreach

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 Edinburugh Muslim Community Association

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.

Glasgow Womens Library

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. To find out more please visit the website.

Refugee Survival Trust

The Refugee Survival Trust 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. To find out more please visit the webiste

Central and West Integration Network

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. 

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

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. To find out please visit the website.

Mutli-Cultural Family Base

The Multi-cultural family base 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. 

Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association

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.

Bude Refugee Support Group

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.

Black Voices Cornwall

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.
 

Khaas Bristol

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 disabled children, their carers and families for over 25 years.

Bristol Muslim Cultural Society

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.

Bristol Mind

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.

1625 Independent People

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.

Filwood Hope

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.

Carefree Cornwall

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

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.

People and Gardens

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.

Ashely Community Housing

During the past twelve years, ACH has changed from a small scale housing provider, located in inner-city Bristol, to a leading provider of resettlement and integration services for refugee and newly arrived communities in the UK. 

Beeas

Birmingham Education and Advisory Service (BEEAS) is a well established organisation whose purpose is to improve the life chances of some of the most disadvantaged communities in Birmingham. 

Visible Leaders Network (VLN)

The Visible Leaders Network (VLN) is a network for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff leaders and aspiring leaders. It is designed to support your personal progression to senior level roles within the NHS.

Displaced People in Action

The relief of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress. To promote the integration of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status.

Young Minds

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.

African & Caribbean Support Northern Ireland

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. 

 

 

Building Communities Resource Centre

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.

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB): Northern Ireland

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.

Strabane Ethnic Community Association

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. 

EMAT - Ethnic Minority Achievement Team (Middlesbrough)

A team of professionals dedicated to support and promote the educational achievement of black and ethnic minority students, integrating students with ESL/EAL, supporting families with EAL in navigating the education system, providing in-school support to Traveller, fair and circus students.

Trelya

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.

Space Youth Project

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. 

TLG (Transforming Lives for Good)

Working with Churches, Bradford-based TLG reaches out to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. With expertise in school exclusions, emotional wellbeing and holiday hunger, TLG is one of the UK's fastest growing children's charities.

Barclay's Life Skills

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.

Brighton: BMECP Centre

The Brighton-based Black & Minority Ethnic Community Partnership is an infrastructure organisation that runs training and events as well as a range of community services.

The Black Training & Enterprise Group

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.

BYP Network

The Black Young Professionals Network connects black professionals to job opportunities, events, and each other.

The website includes a filterable jobs board.

Voyage Youth

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.

EmployAbility

EmployAbility provides resources, support and opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates.

The Sharan Project

The Sharan Project aims to empower, educate and inspire women who 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

23 Code Street is on a mission to empower all women 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.

EdX

Access 2,500 free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide.

Escape the City

Escape the City provides support for individuals who want to change their career or start a business. Alongside webinars and an online community forum, they also are providing support to people facing redundancy. 

Start Up Britain

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. 

Scale Up Institute

The Scale Up Institute has developed a Covid-19 resource hub curating resources from across the private and public sectors. 

Women Who

Women Who is a platform dedicated to helping women think, work, and live better, by fostering environments that allow them to make vital connections, share essential information, and (of course) have plenty of fun along the way. 

Everything they do is aimed at helping women get to where they want to be.

Future Girl Corp

Helping female leaders thing bigger, join their Facebook group for a collaborative online community for female entrepreneurs

IPC (North East)

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.

JET (Newcastle)

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.

CREST - Compact for Race Equality in South Tyneside

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.

Girls Rock School Northern Ireland

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.

Sangini

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.

NEST via NUSU

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.

Aapna Services (Middlesbrough)

With 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.

Tees Valley Women's Centre

For affordable courses for future employment and building self-esteem in a safe space for womxn. A grassroots venture that offers one to one support for women, advice & guidance, training and education, and employment opportunities, with a monthly law and debt advice clinic available. These are at a reduced rate and they also have a creche service which is free to those taking the courses.

DAR - Darlington Assistance for Refugees

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.

FODI: Friends of Drop-In Sunderland

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.

Cornwall Islamic Community Centre

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.

Cornwall Refugee Resource Network

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.
 

Dorset Race Equality Council

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.

Black South West Network

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.

Refugee Women of Bristol

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.

Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group

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.

Off The Record (OTR) Bristol

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.

St Pauls Advice Centre

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 Homeless Connect

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.

Borderlands

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.

iSight Cornwall

iSight Cornwall was set up more than 160 years ago to support miners who had lost their sight. Formerly Cornwall Blind Association, the charity aims to be the first port of call for anyone affected by sight lost, whatever their age, circumstance or condition.

Hearing Loss Cornwall

Hearing Loss Cornwall works to ensure people who are deaf or live with hearing loss can remain an active and valued part of their community through communication support, technology, signposting, a community centre as well as a dedicated service for children and young people.

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association

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.

Impact Pathways

Impact Pathways is a ‘map’ of provision designed to help people who live and work in the West Midlands access support they might need. It allows the public and professionals to search in their area for the resource, knowledge and expertise of statutory agencies.

ACE (Achieving Change Through Employment)

The ACE project’s overall aim is to enable black and minority ethnic (BAME) and migrant individuals living in Wales to gain sustainable employment. The project focuses on the delivery of training and employment support to people from BAME and migrant backgrounds.

The Centre for African Entrepreneurship

The Centre for African Entrepreneurship is a South-Wales based registered Charity (1163348) 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. 

Women Connect First

Women Connect First was established on 1 March 2001, St. David’s Day, 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. 

Hayaat Women Trust

We run regular drop-in sessions, offering advice, information to the newcomers to access local health and education facilities. We also hold regular consultations with service users in Cardiff specifically within Community First areas. 

BAME Helpline Wales

Our helpline advisors can: Signpost to relevant organisations and services in your area Provide specialist employment advice Signpost and refer to specialist organisations Provide information in a range of community languages Provide information in relation to: Health, Work, Welfare Entitlements, Education ,Housing, Personal Safety

Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield (DASH)

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.

BEACON

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)

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.

QED (Bradford)

Since 1990, QED have been running projects such as ESOL, integration 'into the mainstream', men's groups and workshops to aid the BME communities in finding employment.

BAC - Bradford African Community

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.

Women Zone (Bradford)

Womenzone Community Centre 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 (Bradford)

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.

Khidmat Centres (Bradford)

The main focus of Khidmat Centres 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
Drop-in
Education Classes
Health and Wellbeing
Advice on Welfare Benefits
Womens Group
Learning Disability Project
Carers Hub
Halal Food inspection in schools
Muslim Women in Prison Project

Meeting Point Leeds

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 Yorkshire

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.

HEMCC - Hull Ethnic Minorities Community Centre

HEMCC is a charity based in Hull which 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.

HANA - Humber all Nations Alliance

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

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.

Dosti Leeds

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 promoting a programme of mental health recovery. Dosti is a safe and confidential support service improving women’s mental health in Leeds. The services they offer include:

Women’s friendship group in Armley and Chapeltown,
1:1 support
IT classes
ESOL classes

Manchester Refugee Support Network

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.

NESTAC (New Step for African Communities)

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)

Mustard Tree 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.

Wirral Multicultural Organisation

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.

MICAH Liverpool

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.

Migrant Support (Manchester)

Located in the centre of Manchester, this multi-faceted voluntary organisation provides:
Art & Craft Workshops
LE Integration Hub
LASNET
Mi-Zest Multicultural Vegan Kitchen - Pop-Up Cafe
Migrant Echoes - radio
Solidarity & Integration Volunteering
United Peoples Drop-in Service

Heart & Parcel

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

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).

Cornerstone Salford

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.

Boaz Trust

Boaz 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.

Cheetham Hill Advice Centre (Manchester)

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 & Debt
Housing/Homelessness
Consumer and employment problems
Getting into work
Access to adult learning, training and volunteering
Immigration/Nationality issues (we are registered with OISC to provide Level 1 advice)
Access to Education, Health and other statutory services

Wai Yin Society (Manchester)

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. Through their adult classes and drop-ins their aims are: