‘Self-empowered ethnic minority communities contribute to make the whole of our society thrive’

Dorset Race Equality Council exists to support all ethnic (BME) communities in the Dorset Bournemouth and Poole area.  The assistance we provide not only includes strong and effective representation where ethnicity, culture or religion issues are involved, but a range of other support and guidance to the many thriving BME and multicultural learning groups and societies in the county.  

This includes participating in our consultation and engagement groups (giving our communities a strong and direct voice); guidance on funding areas and applications, signposting, publicity and promotion of your group or organisations events and activities, networking events, and ‘health checks’ to help you strengthen your group or society; we have a range of valuable publications and practical information sheets in a variety of languages to help you and your group.
We believe that empowered BME groups and associations contribute greatly to general society, as well as to the effectiveness of local authorities and public service organisations the broader community.  Dorset’s ethnic minority communities contribute strongly to the distinct and welcoming character of our county. 

Bournemouth for example, is commonly regarded as the place to live in the UK with highest quality of life: its multicultural and multiracial composition, that includes the largest international students’ community outside of London, plays a key part in this reputation.   
To learn more about how we can help your group or organisation through our community development services, please call, email or make as appointment to see us in person.

Events in your community

To see what community, cultural and educational events are happening across Dorset, please visit our Events section on the website: click here to view.

Call to BME Enterpreneurs: OUTSET Bournemouth

Call to BME Enterpreneurs: Could you be your own boss? Now there's an idea.

Have you ever dreamed of starting a business but were unsure of who to ask for advice? Outset Bournemouth offers hands-on, vocational support and guidance, tailored for you. Outset's programme helps people living in Bournemouth to start their own business. Thanks to being fully funded by Bournemouth Borough Council, The European Regional Development Fund and JP Morgan, Outset is completely free to use.

The Outset programme
Outset is a really flexible, tailor-made support programme designed to suit your needs – they never take a generic, one-size-fits-all approach!

Read more: Call to BME Enterpreneurs: OUTSET Bournemouth


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