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BMECP, set up in 2000, is a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. BMECP, a BME infrastructure and umbrella organisation works with diverse BME community groups and organisations, individuals and their families in Brighton andHoveincluding Refugee and Asylum Seeker Communities. BMECP is governed by a Board of 18 Trustees representing the diverse communities that it works with.
Our Vision is to be the Champions of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Community in Brighton & Hove.
Our Mission is to ‘Facilitate the development of a strong and sustainable BME voluntary and community sector by creating an effective and unified voice, addressing the causes of social exclusion, and promoting a cohesive community.’
BMECP has been reflecting on the past and has identified agreed goals and strategic aims with a new focus, ’’ A sustainable BMECP Centre’’ is our guiding principle, under which we can all rally to achieve the following 6 goals.
Formalise BMECP as a SocialEnterprise
Achieve financial independence
Develop a volunteer programme
Develop the research and consultation framework
Develop training, development and consultancy framework
Review BMECP Engagement & Marketing strategy in its role as a BME Infrastructure and BME engagement organization.
BMECP currently provides the following services/projects:
BME Infrastructure – provide support to BME Community Groups and Organisations
BMECP provides support and has a link with diverse BME community groups and organisations locally. There are about 45 groups and organisations on BMECP database. This work includes the following:
Developing and Managing the BMECP Centre a welcoming space for the community with affordable meeting rooms and office space including hot desking facility.
Developing and supporting BME community groups and organisations and working with other organisations to ensure appropriate delivery of support.
Supporting groups with fundraising which includes identifying funding sources, supporting with funding application, providing bespoke training, signposting to other organisations for support.
Acting as a link between services and BME communities, ensuring that information on services is made available and that they participate in decision making processes relating to service provision.
Ensuring that BME communities participate in decision making processes that affect their lives.
Ensuring that BME issues are represented at various forums and partnerships
Undertaking research and needs assessment and supporting such processing and ensuring that BME communities participate.
Signposting people to relevant employment related support and where appropriate providing training and one to one support in partnership with other organisations
Signposting people to relevant business start up support and where appropriate providing training and one to one support in partnership with other organisations.
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