About Us

NetworkMembersWhat is Sunderland BME Network (SBMEN)?

  • A constitution was drawn up in May 2005 to create SBMEN
  • SBMEN became a limited company on 20th February 2009
  • SBMEN became a registered charity on 31st July 2009
  • It is a network of 16 black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations based in Sunderland
  • There are 12 Associate members from the statutory, private and voluntary sectors
  • It was set up to strengthen BME groups for the benefit of everyone in the city of Sunderland

What does Sunderland BME Network offer?

Sunderland BME Network offers help with –

  • Business planning
  • Fundraising
  • Project management
  • Training
  • Supporting management committees
  • Sunderland BME Network
  • Is active in the Sunderland Partnership
  • Ensures that BME community concerns and issues are recognised by the Partnership
  • Identifies funding opportunities for the BME voluntary and community sector in Sunderland
  • Promotes partnership working between, within and across communities in the city

What can you do?

Stay informed by joining the free SBMEN mailing list – click here to sign up for mailing list membership

Download a form (in Word format) by clicking here to go to the page to view our current members and see how you can join Sunderland BME Network – Network membership is free!