A shared vision for the BME voluntary and community sector
This publication sets out a long term shared vision for the Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector (BME VCS). Informed by over 100 online questionnaire respondents and 13 in depth interviews it explores nine key areas for the VCS including building a more equal society, fair access to funding and embedding equality in localism.
The publication sets out areas of action that policymakers can take working in partnership with BME voluntary and community organisations to improve outcomes for BME communities. It also identifies opportunities for the BME VCS including:
Collaboration: We need to increase collaboration in the BME VCS to share resources and speak with a collective voice on community needs.
Communication: We need to work together to better develop a shared narrative on race equality.
Celebration: We need to celebrate our successes and share good practice to raise our profile on a self promoted and declared basis.
Pledge your support
To help us achieve our shared vision, Voice4Change England call on the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and wider voluntary and community sector to join us and seize the opportunities we have identified to collaborate, to communicate and to celebrate our work.