Supporting community organisations

We support a vibrant and growing network of over 90 community groups that work with people on the ground providing support on issues such as education, employment and health, where inequality has such an impact.

The average charity working with people from BAME backgrounds in the UK has an income of less than £80,000 a year, but most companies’ corporate social responsibility policy means they only support those with much larger turnovers – often more than £1m.  In addition to the support we provide ourselves, we are now helping companies connect with organisations who wouldn’t normally meet their criteria, but where their support can have a huge impact.

Some of the organisations we work with include:

Organisation Overview
AskUltra have a 1:1 Entrepreneurship Tuition App for Kids & Teens, their beneficiaries are young people who want to learn more about entrepreneurship.
Healing Spaces provide well-being training workshops for individuals, community organisations and local businesses. Their beneficiaries are anyone with mental health challenges, ex offenders, older people and community centres.
Angel Hands Social Care provide professional, outcome based care and support services, including live-in care, which have been described by clients as “hands-on care from the heart.” They work successfully in the South East London areas with the elderly, those with learning disabilities, as well as those with various medical conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy and those requiring end-of life palliative care.
Lewisham refugee and migrant network provide a range of services for refugee, and give housing and welfare benefit advice asylum seeker and migrants (RASM) communities, we support, Advice and Advocacy for women survivors of Gender Based Violence. Their beneficiaries are refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, women survivors of Gender Based Violence from all communities.
Joined Up Thinking JUT CIC is a youth mentoring organisation that helps young people in South East London and Swale in Kent, stand out and reach their potential. Their beneficiaries are young people mainly those from a BAME background.
Based at the Moonshot Centre in New Cross, IRIE! dance theatre delivers a range of in-house and outreach programmes in dance of the African Diaspora. The company runs a BA (Hons) in Diverse Dance Styles, community dance and exercise classes, schools and collage workshops and residences, annual community fun day. At Moonshot, IRIE! provides dance studio space and meeting rooms for hire. IRIE! works with the broadest cross-section of the community; Children and Young People ages 5-17 & 18-25; Adults; women-only classes; elders (55+) tea dance, drumming and percussion sessions; Higher Education students and local families.
S.I.R.G are black-led Mental Health Advocacy, Educational Advocacy and Domiciliary Care service for the Black community. Their companies beneficiaries are Black Africans and Caribbean people in Lewisham; giving them a chance to access support and care that they need by people they can trust.
The Vine Community Centre purpose is to essentially but not exclusively, serve the community. Their community is in one of the most disadvantaged areas in Nottingham with needs arising from very wide cultural diversity, high unemployment, lone parenting, low academic achievement, mental ill health, asylum seekers & refugees, substance misuse, physical disabilities, ex and repeat offending and an elderly population.
The Paradigm Project are a specialist prevention mentoring organisation. They focus on working with primary school children with a particular interest in the transition from primary to secondary school. Their aim is to explore the behaviours and common traits that lay at the root of serious youth violence and divert children away from destructive paths before behaviours worsen or become entrenched.They work with young people from a BAME background in the London Borough of Lewisham

The Lewisham Community Wellbeing Service currently provides non-clinical support for client’s living in Lewisham or who otherwise are registered with a GP in the borough.  

The focus of support is on social, practical, mental health and wellbeing support to assist clients’ recovery journey.  We do not provide clinical, therapeutic, or counselling support. We support all clients with practical issues that are affecting their mental health, by providing bespoke one to one intervention that seeks to help clients address social and practical challenges, such as issues with benefits, housing problems, and social isolation. This often involves signposting clients to specialist advice whilst supporting them to manage their mental health and improve their wellbeing by utilising self-help techniques, workshops, and an online peer support service.

Success Looks Like you connects young people of Black, Asian and minority ethnic heritage to quality careers

knowledge, role models, professional networks and work experience; through events, training and mentorship delivered by professionals that look like them.

Our Vision: To have a fair society in which where you live does not unfairly reduce the quality of your life. 

Our Mission: To inspire communities who create change to issues and redesign services that matter to them and their loved ones, one neighbourhood at a time. Find out more about Urban Dandelion here.

Mabadiliko CIC delivers cultural humility and unconscious bias training to mental health professionals and educators. They specialise in providing insight through self-assessment and case studies into the impact of unconscious racial bias, microaggressions and colour blindness on the lived experience of black and other minority groups. Find out more about Mabadiliko CIC here.
Our mission is to help learners pave the road on their journey through life. Our vision is a world in which all individuals are given equal life opportunities. Beneficiaries: We work with people with barriers or who are disadvantaged, and we are close to the BAME youth community.  Find our more about Collab Training Academy here.

https://youtu.be/7F89s_utYPo  Lewisham B.A.M.E. Youth COVID-19 Impact Conference – May 27, 2020