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 SBMEN mailing list – click here to sign up for our free mailing list membership

Click here to go to the page to view our current list of Members and find out how you can join Sunderland BME Network