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The Regional BME Network E-bulletin

November 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


Strengthening the BME voluntary sector

Voice4Change England is undertaking a research project, supported by the Baring Foundation, looking at the future grant funding of the BME voluntary sector.

Funding to prevent female genital mutilation and forced marriage

To mark International Day of the Girl on 11 October, £330,000 of funding to help tackle female genital mutilation and forced marriage head on has been committed by the government.

FaithAction Workshop: Shaping local health and care services

Taking place on Tuesday 11 November from 10am to 1pm at Leicester University this free FaithAction workshop, including lunch is aimed at faith and community groups.

Jim Rose Lecture - Greg Dyke on race, media and sport

Taking place on Thursday 27 November at 7.30pm at University of Manchester, the annual Jim Rose Lecture is an evening devoted to the work and memory of Jim Rose, co-founder of the Runnymede Trust in 1968.

Voice4change England trustee vacancies, AGM and workshops

Voice4change England will be electing at least five new trustees ahead of their AGM on Thursday 4 December in London.

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