A complete list of Sunderland Black and Minority Ethnic Network full Members is shown below (in alphabetical order). Where our Member has a website a click-able link is provided which will open a new window to take visitors there. Sunderland Black and Minority Ethnic Network’s Directors are drawn from these Member organisations.
We would ask our members to check their details regularly to ensure they are up to date.
Disclaimer – we do not have any responsibility or control over external content. If you wish to raise an issue regarding external content please take the matter up with the organisation concerned who, we are sure, would provide their full cooperation to resolve the matter.
Current Official Sunderland BME Network Full Members
Friends of the Drop In (FODI) – click here to visit our Member’s website
International Community Organisation of Sunderland (ICOS) – click here to visit our Member’s website
New Horizon – click here to visit our Member’s website
Pakistani Islamic Community Centre
Sangini – click here to visit our Member’s website
St. Alphonsa Syro Malabar Catholic Community – click here to visit our Member’s website
Sunderland Bangladeshi Community Centre – click here to visit our Member’s website
Sunderland Sikh Association
United Community Action
Young Asian Voices (YAV) – click here to visit our Member’s website
Becoming an Associate Member
It is not currently possible to become a Member (which confers a voting right at Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings) immediately, however your organisation can become an Associate Member of the Network with a view to full Membership later. It is open to eligible Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community organisations active and located within the area of benefit.
Membership is currently free. To be eligible the organisation must:
Have objectives, which are congruent with those of Sunderland BME Network and have completed application forms as prescribed by the Directors, fully declare any conflicts of interest and agree to completely abide by Sunderland BME Network’s Code of Practice.
Have a Management Committee comprised of 50% or more BME people.
Have more than 50% of its staff/volunteers who are BME people.
Have more than 50% of its members/users who are BME people.
Demonstrate to the discretion of the Directors that they promote BME interests in the area of benefit.
Other organisations can be eligible if they wish to remain as Associate Members only, for example ones which would like to show that they are an inclusive and equality driven organisation. At some stage in the future Sunderland BME Network may consider a form of Corporate Membership for just such purposes. In the meantime Associate Membership may be a suitable option for now.