BME Engagement Project

BME-EngagementThis project ran throughout most of 2014. The purpose of this project was to improve sustainability and access to information, advice and guidance for black and minority ethnic people living in Sunderland.

The project covered the whole of the Borough of Sunderland. The main areas of work were –

  1. Through contact with relevant people provide one to one support with black and minority ethnic community members and develop a core group of volunteers
  2. Make contact with organisations that provide IAG services to black and minority ethnic community in the Borough of Sunderland
  3. Develop a map of IAG service providers supporting the black and minority ethnic community in the Borough of Sunderland
  4. Support and co-ordinate the volunteers recruited from a BME background to access training opportunities that supports the deliver of the IAG
  5. Sign post members towards appropriate IAG services in their own languages
  6. Identify funding opportunities that support the BME Network’s funding plan and help to sustain the project
  7. Work with other Network Members (Project Partners) to support their work with their own client groups
  8. Provide outreach support to BME clients and maintain appropriate level of communication with Advice Services Transition Fund (ASTF) partners

Mapping Information


As part of the project a mapping document has been produced with information about how to find services and providers.

You can view this document on-line now or save it in PDF format (512Kb) for future reference if you wish by clicking on this link (the document will open in a new window).

More Information

BME-Engagement-3A leaflet was produced to provide more details about this initiative. You can view or save and keep this document by clicking the links below, but the project has now finished and this is only provided as archived information –

In Open Document format (135kb) please click here.

In PDF format (48kb) please click here.