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The Regional BME Network E-bulletin

February 2014

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the Regional BME Network on regional and national news and policy developments for the BME voluntary and community sector. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing

Heritage Lottery Fund workshop for BME organisations

The Heritage Lottery Fund will be holding a free workshop for BME-led organisations on Tuesday 25 February from 10am to 1pm, including lunch, in Derby.

Changing Minds: Mental health and BME Communities

Organised by Communities UK and taking place on Tuesday 15 April from 9am to 3.35pm at Manchester Conference Centre, Changing Minds is a conference to raise awareness of mental health issues in BME communities.

Female genital mutilation funding guidance notes

The Home Office has been awarded €300,000 as part of the EU progress fund to tackle and raise awareness of female genital mutilation within affected communities.

Africa-Europe youth Cooperation

The call for the fifth round of the Seed Funding for Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation has been launched.

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