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The Regional BME Network E-bulletin

May 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

Recognising the achievements of black community activists in the East Midlands

Communities Inc. have produced a resource documenting black community activism in the East Midlands, copies of which are available to order by organisations working with young people.

The R Word - Ending Racism in the 21st Century

The Runnymede Trust, in partnership with The Red Room, are inviting delegates to take part in open platforms of debate, performance and activism as part of the End Racism This Generation campaign, including in Ipswich and Birmingham.

Call for partners for BIHR Human Rights Tour 2014

The British Institute of Human Rights are putting plans in place for their Human Rights Tour 2014, which will take place during October and November

Inter Faith Network website

The Inter Faith Network website has been updated and includes a new look, features and content, including information about member bodies, a local inter faith groups locator and resources and publications

Together in Service Fund

The Together in Service Fund will provide up to £160,000 over two years in small grants of £2,000 or £5,000 to facilitate new multi faith social action at the local level.

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