BAME Groups/Organisations in Wales

As part of our All Wales BAME Engagement Programme, EYST Wales has been working on mapping the breadth and diversity of BAME organisations in Wales.

BAME organisations have been defined as any community group or organisation which is run predominantly for or by people of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds. If your organisation is listed here and you would like to amend the information shown, or if you would like to add details of any other such group please do so here



Wales-wide

BAME Mental Health Service

BMHS is a not-for-profit organisation focused on education and advocacy to inspire a mentally healthy BAME community by providing support appropriate to their mental health and wellbeing.

We believe that mental health and physical health should be valued equally. Sadly, institutional apathy, structural inequalities, racism, fear, stigma, and discrimination means that Black Asian and Minority Ethnic people are disadvantaged when it comes to accessing mental health and wellbeing services, and to the quality of care they can receive.

Structural discrimination refers to policies and practices within institutions that are intended to be neutral, but which result in adverse outcomes for particular groups.

Address: 230 High Street, Swansea SA1 1NY

Telephone: 0800 144 8824

Email: info@bamementalhealth.org

Website: https://www.bamementalhealth.org/

    


BAWSO

Established in 1995, Bawso is an all Wales Organisation providing generic and specialist services including Training, the provision of temporary accommodation for those affected or are at risk of Domestic abuse and all forms of violence such as Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence, Human trafficking and modern slavery.

Address: BAWSO Cardiff Clarence House, Clarence Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5FB

Telephone: 02920 644633

Email: info@bawso.org.uk

Website: http://www.bawso.org.uk

    


CGL ACE

ACE (Achieving Change Through Employment) is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. The ACE project’s overall aim is to enable black and minority ethnic (BAME) and migrant individuals living in Wales to gain sustainable employment.

The project focuses on the delivery of training and employment support to people from BAME and migrant backgrounds to raise their participation and progression in the labour market. We work with BAME adults who are aged 25 or over, and are either long term unemployed (unemployed for over 12 months) or economically inactive. Participants must also be eligible to work in the UK.

Our case officers meet participants at convenient locations within their communities. 

Address: 23 St Andrew's Crescent, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3DB

Telephone: 02920 221936

Email: ace@cgl.org.uk

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/content/ace-wales


City of Sanctuary UK
City of Sanctuary UK holds the vision that our nations will be welcoming places of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution. In order to realise this vision, City of Sanctuary UK supports a network of groups, which includes villages, towns, cities and regions across the UK, and others engaged in Streams of Sanctuary, Sanctuary Awards  and activities intended to welcome people seeking sanctuary.

Address: 4th floor, Oak House, 94 Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1EL

Telephone: 0113 386 2224

Email: info@cityofsanctuary.org

Website: http://www.cityofsanctuary.org

    


Displaced People in Action

The relief of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress. To promote the integration of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status by:

The advancement of their education and the relief of unemployment through the provision of advice, guidance, support and services.

The provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupations in the interests of social welfare in order to improve their conditions of life.

Advancing the education of the public in general about the issues relating to refugees and those seeking asylum.

Supporting new and existing refugee community groups across Wales.

Address: 3rd Floor, Hastings House, Fitzalan Place, Cardiff, CF24 0BL

Telephone: 02920 789733

Email: info@dpia.org.uk

Website: http://www.dpia.org.uk

    


Ethnic Minority Welsh Women Achievement Association

EMWWAA (formerly known as WAWAA) is a charitable organisation which aims to empower women and girls of ethnic minority origin and to applaud their success and representation in all aspects of Welsh life. It also aims to identify role models for the communities. EMWWAA coordinates a bi-annual awards ceremony to recognise women and girls of ethnic minority origin. EMWWAA profiles the achievements of women who are at multiple disadvantages - not only are they women, but they are also ethnic minority women who have faced barriers of language, culture, appearance and religion. EMWWAA seeks to make visible how these women have made a significant contribution to Wales and to Welsh life and how they have used their talent to help and inspire others.

Address: Cardiff

Email: upadhyaya@cardiff.ac.uk

Website: https://emwwaa.org.uk

    


EYST Wales
EYST Wales is an award-winning organisation set up to support ethnic minority young people, their families and communities in Wales. Established in 2005, it is now a Wales-wide organisation with staff in Swansea, Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham. The organisation aims to provide culturally sensitive support services to its target group, encompassing educational support, employment support, health support, family support and support to access rights and entitlements.We provide specific support to young people in South Wales offering a youth programme including youth drop-in centre, homework clubs, sports activities and more. We have a specific project to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience to extremism and exploitation. We also deliver asylum and refugee support services in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Powys.  We also offer capacity building support to smaller BME community groups via our BME skills project. We deliver the All Wales BAME Engagement Programme on behalf of the Welsh Government identifying needs and priorities of BAME people and influencing policy and provision.

Address: Units B & C, 11 St Helens Road, Swansea, SA1 4AB

Telephone: 01792 466980

Email: info@eyst.org.uk

Website: http://www.eyst.org.uk

    


FAN Friends & Neighbours Group

The FAN Charity encourages friends and organisations to know about independent FAN Groups where people meet in a spirit of friendship. They are a wonderful resource for communities. Anyone who enjoys meeting others or who is lonely can find the nearest group and be sure of meeting a friendly face. Current Fan Groups:

Barry, Vale of Glamorgan FAN Groups

Bridgend FAN Groups

Caerphilly FAN Groups

Cardiff FAN Groups

Huntingdon FAN Groups

Newport St Neots Swansea – currently no groups but new groups are due to start soon!

Address: C3SC Cardiff Third Sector Council, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5FH

Telephone: 07880 630553

Email: welcome_all@thefancharity.org

Website: http://www.thefancharity.org

    


FIO

Our vision is a world where everyone has a voice to tell their story. We focus on those who are currently under-represented or misrepresented in society. Our medium is theatre because we believe that it is one of the most enduringly powerful ways to tell stories.We see a time when everyone can access theatre, and a world where diversity is the norm, where discrimination is non-existent and where all voices can be heard. As such, we are part of a larger humanitarian cause fighting for the rights and civil liberties of all people regardless of background, characteristics or personal circumstance.Our mission is to tell stories that are or would otherwise go untold or unheard. We do this through theatre. We challenge the arts sector in Wales and beyond to embrace diversity and we export our ideas and work across the UK and the rest of the world. We aim to lead the way in presenting theatre that brings about positive change at a local, national and international level.

Address: W2, Wellington House, Wellington Street, Cardiff, CF11 9BE

Email: hello@wearefio.co.uk

Website: https://www.wearefio.co.uk/

    


Henna Foundation
The Henna Foundation (formally known as All Wales Saheli Assoc) is a third sector National registered charity, supported by the Welsh Assembly Government, and recognised as a ‘Welsh export’. The project works across devolved geographical boundaries to advance the needs, concerns and aspirations of Muslim women, children and families that they live with, by applying a unique approach of engaging all members of the family. Special attention and support is given to the needs of women and children ensuring that the Foundation acts as brokers between marginalized sections of the Muslim community and government departments, statutory and voluntary sector agencies and wider civil society. 

Address: Cardiff

Telephone: 02920 496920

Email: info@hennafoundation.org

Website: http://hennafoundation.org/about_us.html

  


Hub Cymru Africa

Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership bringing together the work of the Wales for Africa Health Links Network, the Sub Saharan Advisory Panel, Fair Trade Wales and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action.
Hub Cymru Africa is hosted by the Welsh Centre for International Affairs at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff.

Address: Welsh Centre for International Affairs, Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3AP

Telephone: 02920 821057

Email: enquiries@hubcymruafrica.org.uk

Website: https://hubcymruafrica.wales/

    


National Training Federation for Wales

The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) is a membership organisation of over 100 organisations involved in the delivery of learning in the workplace. It is a Wales wide representative body for all those organisations or individuals involved in the training industry.  Members range from small specialist training providers to national and international organisations, as well as local authorities, further education institutions and third sector organisations. We receive funding by Welsh Government to employ a Strategic Lead for Equality and Diversity (Humie Webb) whose role is to  forge strategic partnerships with third sector organisations and agencies to  develop effective polices and approaches to increase the diversity of apprenticeships, with particular focus on BAME communities, disabled people and addressing gender stereotyping in certain industries.

Address: Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BN

Telephone: 02920 495861

Email: info@ntfw.org

Website: http://www.ntfw.org

  


Race Alliance Wales
Race Alliance Wales is a newly established network of individuals and organisations working to promote race equality in Wales. It is a self-directed, collaborative initiative with no formal lead organisation and a rotating chair.

Address: Wales

Email: info@racealliance.wales

Website: https://racealliance.wales/

    


Race Council Cymru
Race Council Cymru (RCC) was established in 2010 as an overarching umbrella body with the mission to bring together key organisations within Wales to cooperate on promoting integration, championing justice and race equality in institutions and society.
RCC engages with BAME grassroots communities and works directly with the local authority and governing bodies to promote the awareness of race inequalities; monitoring the workings of the Equality Act 2010 as relating to integration, race equality and justice to assess its impact and identify areas for improvement.

Address: Arts Wing - Swansea Grand Theatre, Singleton St, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

Telephone: 0330 229 0995

Email: info@racecouncilcymru.org.uk

Website: http://www.racecouncilcymru.org.uk

    


Show Racism the Red Card - Wales
Anti-racism education charity that supports young people and adults through a variety of programmes such as school workshops, teacher training and social inclusion.  Also, working with professional, semi-professional and grassroots sport clubs / players who support our charity through involvement in materials we produce such as films, magazines and posters that are used within our work.

Address: Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9SD

Telephone: 02920 236057

Email: wales@theredcard.org

Website: http://www.theredcard.org/

    


Sova ACE
Sova ACE is an EU social funded project targeted at improving the employ-ability of BME individuals over the age of 25 who are economically inactive or long term unemployed. The project operates across the whole of Wales.

Address: 23 St Andrew's Crescent, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3DB

Telephone: 02920 221936

Email: ace@cgl.org.uk

Website: https://www.sova.org.uk/s00507-sova-ace

  


Stand Up to Racism Wales

A page for anti racism campaigns and anti racists in Wales to organise and promote anti racism activity. Linked to Stand Up to racism UK.

Website: http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

    


Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel
SSAP is a network of African diaspora organisations in Wales that carry out development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. In mid 2009 a number of members of diaspora groups in Wales met to consider how they might collectively advance their common interest in international development, both schemes that they themselves were involved with and supporting work carried out by indigenous Welsh international development organisations.

Address: Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AP

Telephone: 02920 821057

Email: enquiries@ssap.org.uk

Website: https://www.ssap.org.uk/

    


Tai Pawb
Tai Pawb promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales. We believe that all people have the right to access good quality housing and homes in cohesive and safe communities. We want to reduce prejudice, disadvantage and poverty.

Address: Trident Court, E Moors Rd, Cardiff, CF24 5TD

Telephone: 02921 057957

Email: info@taipawb.org

Website: http://www.taipawb.org

  


The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

The Romani Cultural Arts Company is the leading Romani and Traveller community-based organisation in Wales, traditionally using the arts and culture as a vehicle for advocacy and empowerment, amongst the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. RCAC is also supporting individuals to become “Community Champions”, as actors and agents of change in their own communities, making a difference for themselves and the wider society. RCAC is managed by a Board (voluntary management committee) made up of representatives from the GRT communities, meaning that community members have a role as decision-makers and are part of the process of shaping the advocacy and rights agenda that RCAC promotes. The Company believes it is essential that the GRT communities be at the forefront of social progress and positive developments in social inclusion, in the struggle or the recognition of GRT rights and promoting inter-cultural understanding. Within Wales and increasingly across the UK, our advice and expertise is sought by local governments, policy-makers, decision-takers and local or national institutions. We are asked to evaluate the effectiveness of their policies and strategies or to support them in consultation to ensure the voice of the GRT communities they serve, is heard. We lead on advocacy for these vulnerable communities, influencing the policy and strategy agendas in the context of a devolved Welsh Government and increasingly internationally across the UK.

Address: Temple Court, 13a Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HA

Telephone: 02920 786439

Email: isaacblake@romaniarts.co.uk

Website: http://www.romaniarts.co.uk

    


Travelling Ahead Advice and Advocacy Service - TGP Cymru
Travelling Ahead works with Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities across Wales offering advice and support on rights and entitlements from accommodation, sites, discrimination, education and planning issues; alongside supporting the participation of communities and tackling negative media. We work with adults and with young people, individuals or groups. We also co-deliver training with community members to improve services and are a third party hate crime reporting centre. 

Address: TGP Cymru, 12 North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DY

Telephone: 0808 802 0025

Email: travellingahead@tgpcymru.org.uk

Website: https://www.tgpcymru.org.uk/

    


Welsh Refugee Council

At the Welsh Refugee Council, we have been successfully empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. We are the leading organisation providing support nationally with a physical presence in the dispersal cities of Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Wrexham, and in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend through the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation Scheme and across other local authorities via web and telephone-based support. We support and speak out on behalf of people who flee persecution, conflict and oppression from around the world and are committed to ensuring they remain at the heart of and drive our work.

Our Vision is: Working together for a Wales where refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, respected, with access to protection, safety and dignity; able to contribute and fully participate in Welsh society.

Our Mission is: To improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Wales through delivering specialist support and influencing policy and practice.

How we achieve our Vision and Mission In terms of specialist support, we deliver practical support, advice and advocacy and information through programmes such as our Asylum Rights Programme (ARP), a partnership of seven agencies led by us, our Move-On Project to support the transition of new refugees seeking sanctuary in Wales from asylum support to independent living, our Paralegal service for vulnerable women, our Children’s Play Development project and our ESOL and Welsh language lessons to improve integration outcomes.

Address: 120 - 122 Broadway, Cardiff, CF24 1NJ

Telephone: 0808 196 7273

Email: info@wales.wrc

Website: http://www.wrc.wales

    


Wrexham & North Wales

A Heart for All

An Polish-English speaking community for the needy.

Telephone: 07512 455398

Email: aheartforall2019@gmail.com


AVOW

AVOW is part of Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW) – the collective name given to the network of support organisations for the Third Sector in Wales, consisting of 19 County Voluntary Councils (CVC’s) in Wales as well as Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).

The shared goal is to enable the Third Sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community well-being, now and in the future.

The focus of our collective work will concentrate on four pillars of activity:

  • Volunteering
  • Good governance
  • Sustainable funding
  • Engagement and influencing


Address: 21 Egerton St, Wrexham LL11 1ND

Telephone: 01978 312556

Email: info@avow.org

Website: https://avow.org

    


BAWSO, Wrexham

Established in 1995, Bawso is an all Wales organisation providing generic and specialist services including training, the provision of temporary accommodation for those affected or are at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence such as female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour based violence, human trafficking and modern slavery.

Address: 33 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham, LL11 1BT

Telephone: 01978 355818

Email: info@bawso.org.uk

Website: http://www.bawso.org.uk

    


Bellevue Football Club
Bellevue Football Club is a volunteer-run, multi-ethnic specific football team from Wrexham, competing in the North East Wales Football League.

Address: Wrexham

Telephone: 07949 898176

Email: contact@bellevue-fc.cymru

Website: www.bellevue-fc.cymru

    


Braich Goch Bunkhouse and Inn
Braich Goch-Red Arm (BG-RA) is an organisation of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds who understand and have been through, or are going through, the experience of seeking Sanctuary. This is why we want to offer our centre and expertise to people (with an emphasis on young adults) who are also going through, or have been through, this experience. 

At the BG-RA centre we can accommodate groups of up to 20 people for residential experiences which include walking the beautiful mountains and valleys, swimming in rivers and lakes and exploring the wonderful coast of the Snowdonia National Park. 

During our residentials we cook, eat, dance, sing and make music together, reclaiming our humanity and dignity, celebrating our differences and learning from one another.  

Address: Corris, Machynlleth, Wales, SY20 9RD

Telephone: 01654 761256

Email: info@braichgoch-redarm.org

Website: https://www.theannematthewstrust.org/

    


CLPW (Portuguese in Wales Community Group)
Support for Portuguese-language speaking community in Wrexham.

Address: Wrexham

Telephone: 07791 956817

Email: iolanda@clpwcic.co.uk

    


Eastgate Chambers
Eastgate Chambers is an established Solicitors and Barristers Chambers specialising in Criminal Defence at the Police Station, Magistrates and Crown Courts as well as offering Asylum & Immigration Advice.  With offices in Cannock, Stafford and Wrexham we are able to help clients across the Midlands, North West England and North Wales. We hold a Legal Aid Contract for Criminal Defence work from our Cannock and Stafford offices with competitive and affordable rates for private paying clients. From our Wrexham office we deliver the Legal Aid contract for Immigration and Asylum cases across North Wales and offer competitive and affordable rates for private paying Immigration clients at all of our offices.

Address: 33 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham, LL11 1BT

Telephone: 01978355818 (after hours - 07872117144)

Email: eastgatechambers@btinternet.com

Website: https://www.eastgatechambers.co.uk/immigration-2

    


EYST Wales

EYST Wales is an award-winning organisation set up to support ethnic minority young people, their families and communities in Wales. Established in 2005, it is now a Wales-wide organisation with staff in Swansea, Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham. The organisation aims to provide culturally sensitive support services to its target group, encompassing educational support, employment support, health support, family support and support to access rights and entitlements. We provide specific support to young people in South Wales offering a youth programme including youth drop-in centre, homework clubs, sports activities and more. We have a specific project to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience to extremism and exploitation. We also deliver asylum and refugee support services in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Powys.  We also offer capacity building support to smaller BME community groups via our BME skills project. We deliver the All Wales BAME Engagement Programme on behalf of the Welsh Government identifying needs and priorities of BAME people and influencing policy and provision.

Address: EYST c/o BAWSO, 33 Grosvenor Rd, Wrexham LL11 1BT

Email: info@eyst.org.uk

Website: http://www.eyst.org.uk/

    


Haven of light

Modern Slavery / Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention. Our work involves information sharing, awareness raising and informing the local community, and further afield, about the realities of exploitation and abuse that are taking place today.  As modern slavery is such a serious issue in society today, where men, women, young people and children are being exploited, we are a 'voice' to speak out for those who are not free to ask for help.

Address: Haven of Light CIC CVSC, 7 Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 7TG

Telephone: 07929 777347

Email: info@havenoflight.co.uk

Website: www.havenoflight.uk

    


North East Wales Chinese Women's Association

A group of like-minded Chinese Ladies having recognised a need to provide support to women within their community have come together to form NEWCWA.

  


North Wales Africa Society

North Wales Africa Society (NWAS) is a friendship and community organisation based in Gwynedd, North Wales, UK.

NWAS is a collective of members of the African diaspora community, and people who have interest in Africa.

Email: nwafricasociety@gmail.com

Website: https://www.northwalesafricasociety.org/

    


North Wales Filipino Association

Their aim is to provide support to the Filipino Community living in North Wales with the best of their efforts. They provide information and links to Filipino community members in migration, education, disability and other issues. They also do the follow:

- Encourage members to understand Welsh culture;
- Promote integration and cross-cultural understanding;
- Improve representation of the Filipino community in North Wales;
- Get together, organise activities, and serve one another

Address: Denbighshire

Telephone: 01745 730009

Email: filassociation1@aol.com


North Wales Jamaica Society
The North Wales Jamaica Society (NWJS) is a friendship group that welcomes anyone who has an interest in or links with Jamaica. The NWJS was set up in 2011 with support from Jamaican Dub Poet, Yasus Afari. Since then a wide range of activities have been undertaken mainly focussed on supporting Black History Month activities. In 2016, members of NWJS joined a group in Jamaica exploring the possibilities of developing more links between Jamaica and Wales and the Jamaican Wales Alliance (JWA) was created as a project. The JWA is supported by Learning Links International in partnership with a range of organisations including the North Wales Jamaica Society. 

Website: http://www.nwjsonline.com/

  


North Wales Police Black and Asian Police Association
Black Police Association for Black and Minority Ethnicities.

Email: Amit.Patel@nthwales.pnn.police.uk, Liam.Ho@nthwales.pnn.police.uk

Website: https://www.northwales.police.uk/police-forces/north-wales-police/areas/careers/careers/diversity-and-positive-action/diversity/

  


North Wales Regional Equality Network
North Wales Regional Equality Network (NWREN), a registered charity, has 16 years’ experience in delivering services to residents in North Wales. We aim our services to individuals who are marginalised and identified under the nine Protected Characteristics of The Equality Act 2010 (Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Religion and belief, Sex, Sexual orientation). Our services are designed to address discrimination in day to day life and increase awareness of social responsibility within the local communities we serve. Given our foundation as a Race Equality Network our priority began with ethnic minorities and migrant workers, but this work has extended to the other Protected Characteristics, where we work alongside other agencies. Our objective is to reach the hardest to reach individuals and populations through high quality supporting activities in research, policy/lobby¬ing and training for community cohesion based in Penmaenmawr, Conwy, reaching the residents of Conwy, Denbighshire, Anglesey, Wrexham, Flintshire and Gwynedd local authorities through use of local drop-in centres where our services brought added value, enabling us to work in partnership with like-minded organisations throughout North Wales.

Address: Coed Celyn, Bangor Rd, Penmaenmawr, LL34 6LF

Telephone: 01492 622233

Email: info@nwren.org.uk

Website: http://www.nwren.org.uk

    


NWAMI (Networking for World Awareness of Multiculturalism)

Fomerly North Wales Association for Multicultural Integration. We are a non-profit making community interest group. We promote Community Cohesion and Social Integration through learning and cultural engagement (between mainstream and incomers). Currently we are mainly volunteer-run as we are yet to receive any core funding from anywhere. Along with BAME people, we take welfare of all protected characteristics on our stride.

Address: 4 Hawarden Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 8NA

Telephone: 01492 530110

Email: doctorroy@btinternet.com

Website: https://www.nwami.org.uk/

  


Polish Integration Support Centre

Support for Polish people in Wrexham.

Address: AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham, LL11 1ND

Telephone: 01978 312556

Email: piscwrexham@gmail.com

Website: http://pisc.uk/

  


Refugee Kindness

At Refugee Kindness, we aim to reach out to all refugees and all those wishing to help refugees to enable them to link up, offer friendship, assistance in integrating, provide clothing and shoes for children, essential furniture, work opportunities etc.

Telephone: 07757 389540

Email: jordan_kate@outlook.com

Website: https://refugee-kindness-north-wales.business.site/

  


Stand Up to Racism North East

Official page for the Stand Up To Racism - North East branch.

Email: northeastsutr@gmail.com

Website: http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

    


Welsh Refugee Council

At the Welsh Refugee Council, we have been successfully empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. We are the leading organisation providing support nationally with a physical presence in the dispersal cities of Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Wrexham, and in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend through the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation Scheme and across other local authorities via web and telephone-based support. We support and speak out on behalf of people who flee persecution, conflict and oppression from around the world and are committed to ensuring they remain at the heart of and drive our work. Our vision is: Working together for a Wales where refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, respected, with access to protection, safety and dignity; able to contribute and fully participate in Welsh society.

Our Mission is: To improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Wales through delivering specialist support and influencing policy and practice.How we achieve our Vision and Mission In terms of specialist support, we deliver practical support, advice and advocacy and information through programmes such as our Asylum Rights Programme (ARP), a partnership of seven agencies led by us, our Move-On Project to support the transition of new refugees seeking sanctuary in Wales from asylum support to independent living, our Paralegal service for vulnerable women, our Children’s Play Development project and our ESOL and Welsh language lessons to improve integration outcomes.

Address: Welsh Refugee Council, 33 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham, LL11 1BT

Telephone: 01978 355818

Email: info@wales.wrc

Website: http://www.wrc.wales

    


Wrexham African Caribbean Community (WACC)

Wrexham-based community group sharing workshops, advice and information to local African and Caribbean community members.

  


Wrexham Islamic Cultural Centre
Wrexham Muslim Association is a registered UK charity (No. 1045958). It is an umbrella organisation for Muslims living in Wrexham and the adjacent areas of North Wales. In October 2010, the Association moved into its new home the 'Wrexham Islamic Cultural Centre', after it was successful in acquiring the old 'North Wales Miners Institute' at Wrexham, with the help of generous donations from brothers and sisters living in Wrexham and other parts of UK. 

Address: 6 Grosvenor road, Wrexham, LL11 1DN

Telephone: 01978363379 / 07837444005

Email: wrexhammuslims@hotmail.co.uk

Website: http://wm.cictr.org/map


Rhos Community Cafe

Inclusion Cafe in Rhos local area.

Address: The Community Cafe, Berlin House, 42 Market Street, Rhosllanerchrugog. LL14 2HY

Telephone: 01978 447477

Email: glockhart@fathesplace.org.uk

Website: https://www.rhoscommunitycafe.org/

    


Cardiff & South Central

African Caribbean Medical Association - ACMA
The objectives of the African Caribbean Medical Association (ACMA) are to promote greater racial diversity and equality of opportunity for African and Afro-Caribbean people within medical schools and the healthcare sector in the UK.

We aim to increase the representation of healthcare professionals across the UK, whilst specifically working towards achieving a greater presence of African and Caribbean individuals at senior and management levels. Our aims are incapsulated in our slogan INSPIRE, ASPIRE, ACHIEVE:
ACMA aims to inspire and equip African Caribbean students to pursue careers in the field of medicine and healthcare.
ACMA aims to provide a platform that facilitates networking and encourages medical students and doctors to accomplish their career aspirations.
ACMA aims to increase the presence of African Caribbeans at every level in medical schools and the healthcare profession, from the clinical to the academic.

Email: acmassociation@outlook.com

Website: https://www.acmacardiff.co.uk/

    


Bangladeshi Welfare Association Cardiff
Bangladesh Welfare Association Cardiff was established in 1985. It is a national body working to ensure the development and recognition of the role of the Cardiff Bangladeshi voluntary and community sector. The principal aim of Bangladesh Welfare Association Cardiff is to ensure that the needs of Cardiff Bangladeshi communities are incorporated within national and local policy and that these needs are effectively met through services provided by organisations, statutory bodies and voluntary organisation.

Activities of Bangladesh Welfare Association Cardiff are broadly the following:
Fighting famine and providing overseas aid
Preserving Bangladeshi culture/remembering the past/learning the tradition
Recreation with dignity
Training and education
Improving healthcare conditions
Fighting poverty and eradication of poverty
Improving employment rates/helping communities/fixing the economy
Charity work in general

Address: 43 Despenser Street, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6AG

Email: info@bangladeshcircle.com

Website: http://www.bangladeshcircle.com/bangladesh-business-directory/14405/bangladesh-welfare-association-cardiff/

    


BAWSO, Caerphilly

Established in 1995, Bawso is an all Wales organisation providing generic and specialist services including training, the provision of temporary accommodation for those affected or are at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence such as female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour based violence, human trafficking and modern slavery.

Address: Safer Caerphilly, The Multi Agency Centre, Cameron House, 57 Commercial Street, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7DW

Telephone: 01633 210922

Email: info@bawso.org.uk

Website: http://www.bawso.org.uk

    


BAWSO, Cardiff

Established in 1995, Bawso is an all Wales organisation providing generic and specialist services including training, the provision of temporary accommodation for those affected or are at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence such as female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour based violence, human trafficking and modern slavery.

Address: BAWSO Cardiff Clarence House, Clarence Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5FB

Telephone: 02920 644633

Email: info@bawso.org.uk

Website: http://www.bawso.org.uk

    


BAWSO, Merthyr

Established in 1995, Bawso is an all Wales organisation providing generic and specialist services including training, the provision of temporary accommodation for those affected or are at risk of domestic abuse and all forms of violence such as female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour based violence, human trafficking and modern slavery.

Address: Teulu MAC, 47 - 48 Pontmorlais West, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8UN

Telephone: 01685 375394

Email: info@bawso.org.uk

Website: http://www.bawso.org.uk

    


Black Lives Matter Cardiff

A community organisation for the Black Lives Movement, in Cardiff.


Email: blmcardiffandvale@protonmail.com

    


Bridges Traveller Project
The Bridges Project is managed by SMT, part of the MAGNET portfolio funded by the big lottery to work together with Gypsy / Travellers in Merthyr Tydfil.his project is designed for specific work with the Gypsy/Traveller communities within Merthyr Tydfil. Through this project we are to achieve engagement, voice, confidence, and reduce the barriers to education and other services. The project will also research into ways in which to breakdown stereotypes and prejudice these Ethnic Minority groups face on a day to day basis.

Address: Merthyr Tydfil

Telephone: 01685 353999

Email: lillie@tricountyplay.co.uk

Website: http://www.smt.org.uk

    


Butetown Community Centre

At Butetown Community Centre, we provide an array of social/cultural events, family parties, adult education classes, corporate functions and meeting space.

Address: 40 Loudoun Square, Cardiff, CF10 5UZ

Telephone: 02920 487658

Email: butetowncommunitycentre@gmail.com

Website: https://butetowncommunitycentre.mystrikingly.com/

  


Cardiff Bangladeshi Society
Cardiff Bangladeshi Society (formerly known as CBRG) was formed in 2003 by using participatory action research approach. The group aims to bring representatives from all different groups and sections including gender, age and social status together to act as a balanced representation of the Bangladeshi community in Cardiff in order to identify and address the needs of the community.

Address: Cardiff

Email: info@cardiffbangladeshisociety.org

Website: https://www.cardiffbangladeshisociety.org/

    


Cardiff Reform Synagogue

We are a Community rich in strong attachments to Reform Judaism and proud of a diverse membership which enhances our very existence. Our youngest member is under 1 year old whilst one of our patriarchs has recently marked his 95th birthday by sponsoring a Shabbat morning Kiddush.

The Synagogue was founded in 1948 by two members of the Cardiff Jewish Community. Their aim was to provide a less traditional style of religious Services than had previously been available in the Welsh Capital whilst, at the same time, ensuring a continued adherence to Jewish values and customs. The concept was much admired by the newly arrived immigrants from countries which included Germany, Czechoslovakia and Austria. Within a short period these newcomers became members of the Cardiff New Synagogue, so called to differentiate it from the existing Orthodox Synagogues in the City. It was not until half a century later that “New” was officially dropped in favour of “Reform”.

Services were originally held in the Temple of Peace, one of the buildings which still comprises the beautiful Civic Centre of Cardiff but there was a strong desire from the outset to establish a permanent Jewish “home” and by mid 1952 the Community had purchased and moved in to our current imposing premises. Throughout the past sixty two years, renovation and adaptation works have been carried out in order to meet the changing needs of our members but the building has never failed to retain its essence of warmth , vibrancy and welcome. We are extremely proud of the fact that visitors coming to CRS always comment on the way in which they are made to feel at ease by one and all.

Like all Synagogues we have over the years witnessed changes in the make-up and dynamic of our membership. With our roots planted firmly in Reform Judaism we have adjusted accordingly to meet the demands of progress but without surrendering the important values which make us the Community we are today….united, warm and vibrant.

Address: Moira Terrace, Cardiff, CF24 0EJ

Telephone: 02920 491689

Email: admin@CardiffReformSynagogue.uk

Website: https://cardiffreformsynagogue.uk/

  


CCAWS - Community Care and Wellbeing Service
Community Care and Wellbeing Service. Islamic divorces, Islamic marriages, befriending support, BAMEvolunteering opportunities, BAME Men’s Drop In. ISSA Wales (Ihsaan Social Support Services) for BME and Muslims.

Address: 62 Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff, CF14 3LX

Telephone: 02920 345294

Email: info@ccaws.org.uk

Website: https://www.ccaws.org.uk/

    


CGL ACE

ACE (Achieving Change Through Employment) is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. The ACE project’s overall aim is to enable black and minority ethnic (BAME) and migrant individuals living in Wales to gain sustainable employment.

The project focuses on the delivery of training and employment support to people from BAME and migrant backgrounds to raise their participation and progression in the labour market. We work with BAME adults who are aged 25 or over, and are either long term unemployed (unemployed for over 12 months) or economically inactive. Participants must also be eligible to work in the UK.

Our case officers meet participants at convenient locations within their communities. 

Address: 23 St Andrew's Crescent, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3DB

Telephone: 02920 221936

Email: ace@cgl.org.uk

Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/content/ace-wales

    


Displaced People in Action

The relief of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status who are in conditions of need, hardship and distress. To promote the integration of those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status by:

The advancement of their education and the relief of unemployment through the provision of advice, guidance, support and services.

The provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupations in the interests of social welfare in order to improve their conditions of life.

Advancing the education of the public in general about the issues relating to refugees and those seeking asylum.

Supporting new and existing refugee community groups across Wales.

Address: 3rd Floor, Hastings House, Fitzalan Place, Cardiff, CF24 0BL

Telephone: 02920 789733

Email: info@dpia.org.uk

Website: http://www.dpia.org.uk

    


Diverse Cymru
Diverse Cymru is a unique Welsh charity committed to supporting people faced with inequality and discrimination because of: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation
We empower people through:
Advice
Direct payments
Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Mental Health 

Address: 307 - 315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1JD

Telephone: 02920 368888

Email: info@diverse.cymru

Website: http://www.diversecymru.org.uk

    


Ethnic Minority Welsh Women Achievement Association

EMWWAA (formerly known as WAWAA) is a charitable organisation which aims to empower women and girls of ethnic minority origin and to applaud their success and representation in all aspects of Welsh life. It also aims to identify role models for the communities.EMWWAA coordinates a bi-annual awards ceremony to recognise women and girls of ethnic minority origin. EMWWAA profiles the achievements of women who are at multiple disadvantages - not only are they women, but they are also ethnic minority women who have faced barriers of language, culture, appearance and religion. EMWWAA seeks to make visible how these women have made a significant contributions to Wales and to Welsh life and how they have used their talent to help and inspire others.

Address: Cardiff

Email: upadhyaya@cardiff.ac.uk

Website: https://emwwaa.org.uk

    


EYST Wales

EYST Wales is an award-winning organisation set up to support ethnic minority young people, their families and communities in Wales. Established in 2005, it is now a Wales-wide organisation with staff in Swansea, Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham. The organisation aims to provide culturally sensitive support services to its target group, encompassing educational support, employment support, health support, family support and support to access rights and entitlements.We provide specific support to young people in South Wales offering a youth programme including youth drop-in centre, homework clubs, sports activities and more. We have a specific project to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience to extremism and exploitation. We also deliver asylum and refugee support services in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Powys.  We also offer capacity building support to smaller BME community groups via our BME skills project. We deliver the All Wales BAME Engagement Programme on behalf of the Welsh Government identifying needs and priorities of BAME people and influencing policy and provision.

Address: 1st Floor, St Paul’s Church, S Loudoun Place, Cardiff, CF10 5JA

Telephone: 01792 466980

Email: info@eyst.org.uk

Website: http://www.eyst.org.uk

    


FAN Friends & Neighbours Group

The FAN Charity encourages friends and organisations to know about independent FAN Groups where people meet in a spirit of friendship. They are a wonderful resource for communities. Anyone who enjoys meeting others or who is lonely can find the nearest group and be sure of meeting a friendly face. Current Fan Groups:

Barry, Vale of Glamorgan FAN Groups

Bridgend FAN Groups

Caerphilly FAN Groups

Cardiff FAN Groups

Huntingdon FAN Groups

Newport St Neots Swansea – currently no groups but new groups are due to start soon!

Address: c/o C3SC Cardiff Third Sector Council, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5FH

Telephone: 07880 630553

Email: welcome_all@thefancharity.org

Website: http://www.thefancharity.org

    


Filipino Community in Cardiff Wales
Filipino support group in Cardiff.

Address: Cardiff

  


FIO

Our vision is a world where everyone has a voice to tell their story. We focus on those who are currently under-represented or misrepresented in society. Our medium is theatre because we believe that it is one of the most enduringly powerful ways to tell stories.We see a time when everyone can access theatre, and a world where diversity is the norm, where discrimination is non-existent and where all voices can be heard. As such, we are part of a larger humanitarian cause fighting for the rights and civil liberties of all people regardless of background, characteristics or personal circumstance.Our mission is to tell stories that are or would otherwise go untold or unheard. We do this through theatre. We challenge the arts sector in Wales and beyond to embrace diversity and we export our ideas and work across the UK and the rest of the world. We aim to lead the way in presenting theatre that brings about positive change at a local, national and international level.

Address: W2, Wellington House, Wellington Street, Cardiff, CF11 9BE

Email: hello@wearefio.co.uk

Website: https://www.wearefio.co.uk/

    


Focal Point Merthyr Tydfil H.A.

Just as a warming fire draws people in, Focal Point is a Community Voice Project that brings people from differing cultures together, giving them a voice in the way services are provided and the skills and opportunities to engage with one another and the local community in Merthyr Tydfil.
More than one culture
Focal Point developed out of the Polish Community of the Valleys Association. The members, made up of Welsh and Polish families realised they couldn’t and shouldn’t work in isolation and therefore worked with other organisations to develop Focal Point which supports all newly arrived communities (whether from other countries or other parts of the UK!).
Focal 1
The steering group is made up of 12 committed individuals who choose which services the project consultant should work with. To date we have worked with over 50 organisations.
The project consultant also chairs the Migrant Workers Service Providers Forum which allows a through flow of regular information on needs and solutions.

Address: 145 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8DP

Telephone: 07903 281908

Website: http://pcva.org.uk


The Friends of Cardiff Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia (FOCSCT)
The Friends of Cardiff Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (FOCSCT) is an organisation that draws its members from the residents of Cardiff communities who are either suffering or support a sufferer with Sickle Cell or Thalassaemia.

Address: The Friends of Cardiff Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (FOCSCT) is an organisation that draws its members from the residents of Cardiff communities who are either suffering or support a sufferer with Sickle Cell or Thalassaemia.

Telephone: 07735 257551

Email: Walkeralaj@aol.com

  


Gentle/Radical

A grassroots cultural organisation and platform for radical thinking, creative practice and social change.

Address: 3-5 Wyndham Street, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6DQ

Email: info@gentleradical.org

Website: http://gentleradical.org/

    


Glitter Cymru

Glitter Cymru was set up in June 2016 as a monthly meet-up group for people who identify under the following two acronyms: BAME meaning Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and LGBT+ meaning Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans.

This group came about after hearing the frustrations of the BAME LGBT+ community of not feeling welcomed, understood or represented by the wider LGBT community and in society in general. So Glitter was born to be the possible antidote to the issue of invisibility that we continue to feel, particularly in smaller cities like Cardiff and Newport.

Email: glittercymru@gmail.com

Website: http://glittercymru.org.uk/

    


Gypsies and Travellers Wales

Gypsies and
Travellers Wales (formerly Cardiff Gypsy & Traveller Project) was founded
in 1981 and is a charitable company with a small staff managed by voluntary
trustees. We work mainly in and around Cardiff. 


Our Aims: 

  • Gypsies and Travellers Wales aims to support Gypsies and Travellers to improve access to suitable accommodation, public services and employment skills. 
  • We are committed to supporting Gypsies and Travellers to voice their needs and concerns, and to encouraging policies and practices which meet these needs.

Address: Trowbridge Community Centre, Caernarvon Way, Trowbridge, Cardiff, CF3 1RU

Telephone: 02920 214411

Email: info@gtwales.org.uk

Website: http://cgtp.co.uk

    


Hayaat Women Trust
Hayaat Women Trust is Women-led organisation that has been formed in Cardiff to support and empower the less advantaged African people in Wales and Sub-Saharan African countries. We provide Drop in Advocacy service for African people to help and advise them to enable them accessing Public services. 

Address: Unit 2, CMC @ Loudoun Plas Iona, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5HW

Telephone: ‭02920 026470‬

Email: info@hayaatwomentrust.org

Website: http://www.hayaatwomentrust.org

    


Henna Foundation

The Henna Foundation (formally known as All Wales Saheli Assoc) is a third sector National registered charity, supported by the Welsh Assembly Government, and recognised as a ‘Welsh export’. The project works across devolved geographical boundaries to advance the needs, concerns and aspirations of Muslim women, children and families that they live with, by applying a unique approach of engaging all members of the family. Special attention and support is given to the needs of women and children ensuring that the Foundation acts as brokers between marginalized sections of the Muslim community and government departments, statutory and voluntary sector agencies and wider civil society.

Address: Meanwhile House Cardiff, Curran Embankment, Cardiff, CF10 5DY

Telephone: 02920 496920

Email: info@hennafoundation.org

  


Horn Development Association
Horn Development Association provide the BAME community, particularly those from African and Caribbean backgrounds, to avail the opportunities in Cardiff. HDA is based on a prime location in the City of Cardiff that caters to people from different backgrounds that are defined as ‘hard to reach’ and face disadvantages in learning and training, supporting them to move into employment or establish their own businesses.
HDA also works with local schools, colleges and universities to spread awareness in young people for the best transition to work life.

Address: 127 Bute Street, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5LE

Telephone: 02922 676777

Email: info@hdacardiff.org

Website: http://www.hdacardiff.org

    


Hub Cymru Africa

Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership bringing together the work of the Wales for Africa Health Links Network, the Sub Saharan Advisory Panel, Fair Trade Wales and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action. Hub Cymru Africa is hosted by the Welsh Centre for International Affairs at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff.

Address: Welsh Centre for International Affairs, Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3AP

Telephone: 02920 821057

Email: enquiries@hubcymruafrica.org.uk

Website: https://hubcymruafrica.wales/

    


India Centre - Hindu Cultural Association (Wales)

India Centre HCA Wales - Hindu Cultural Association is a charitable trust (1002569) run by Indian Community in Wales whose aim is to facilitate seamless integration of the Indian Community to the wider local community.

This Association intends to provide opportunity and resources for the Indian community, advancement of education especially for the younger generation. Provide a sense of identity for the pan-Indian community in South Wales by developing Indian culture, values and traditions through education, training and social and cultural activities among Indian community. Though mostly people from pan-Indian background attend activities at the centre, however all are encouraged to attend who wish to learn, understand, and participate in our activities.

Address: The India Centre, Sanquhar Street, Splott, Cardiff, CF24 2AA

Telephone: 02920 753556

Email: indiacentre.secretary@gmail.com

Website: http://www.indiacentre.co.uk/

  


Jukebox Collective

Black-led collective elevating marginalised communities and creating platforms for tomorrow's creative voices.

Multi-disciplinary participation programme + creative agency & talent management.

Through our community rooted youth-led approach, we use dance as a vehicle to empower, connect and transcend barriers. Alongside our multidisciplinary community programme, we nurture creative talent through our academy, create productions and manage an agency where we represent artists, make bespoke performance work and provide creative services from casting to curation.

Address: Head Office, Butetown Community Centre, 40 Loudoun Square, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5UZ

Email: hello@jukeboxcollective.com

Website: https://www.jukeboxcollective.com/

    


Kiran

The Knowledge-based Intercommunity Relationship and Awareness Network (KIRAN) is a non-profit organisation based in Wales. KIRAN was established to promote community engagement on an informed basis. It seeks to foster knowledge-based acceptance of different cultures, heritage and traditions prevalent among various communities in the UK.

Address: KIRAN, Workbench, Neptune Court, 15 Vanguard Way, Cardiff, CF24 5PJ

Telephone: 0333 344 0046

Email: kiranuk100@gmail.com

Website: https://thekiran.org.uk/

    


Mama Telema (Congolese Women’s Group)
Congolese women working together to end sexual violence. Mama Telema is an association of Congolese women in the United Kingdom coming together to form a unit that will serve as refuge for forsaken women and children. The purpose is to provide help for the women that are new to the country looking for work and aid, help them get jobs and get settled into the country. Alongside this, the association will be fighting the rights of stay in the U.K for the women that may face rejections. The association aims to also guide the young ones to getting experiences of voluntary work and career advice which will be a source of aid to prevent them from going on the wrong path. Help is also focused on the older people who may not have technology experience, the association is determined to get them educated with the current system so they aren't left behind.

Address: 5 Dylan Pl, Cardiff, CF24 3DW

Telephone: 02920 480192

Email: mtcg14@gmail.com

    


The Mentor Ring
The Mentor Ring was established as a company limited by guarantee with charitable objectives in December 2010, and established as a registered charity in November 2012. The Mentor Ring’s vision is that no individual should be excluded from active participation in employment, training, education, community life or leisure and social activities because of cultural, language, physical, mental or emotional health and well-being issues or lifestyle choices; and that everyone should be able to enjoy a healthy self-esteem and reach their full potential. We aim to build stronger and more cohesive communities by enhancing understanding between diverse sections of the community, building mutual respect and tolerance and by overcoming the barriers to social inclusion – and these principles are reflected throughout our organisation, out staff, volunteers, clients, funders and supporters, and also the way in which we conduct our business. The Mentor Ring is a socially inclusive organisation built on the principles of respect for human rights, diversity with our society and the promotion of equality for all. Although our origins and offices are currently located within the South Cardiff area and our original focus was on addressing the barriers to social inclusion particularly faced by local BAME communities within this locality, our aspiration is to grow our sphere of operations by degrees to become recognised Cardiff-wide, across South Wales as a whole and – in time – to become a Wales-wide mentoring service provider.

Address: 2nd Floor, Butetown Community Centre, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5JA

Telephone: 02921 321073

Email: info@mentorring.org.uk

Website: http://www.mentorring.org.uk

    


National Training Federation for Wales

The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) is a membership organisation of over 100 organisations involved in the delivery of learning in the workplace.   It is a Wales wide representative body for all those organisations or individuals involved in the training industry.  Members range from small specialist training providers to national and international organisations, as well as local authorities, further education institutions and third sector organisations. We receive funding by Welsh Government to employ a Strategic Lead for Equality and Diversity (Humie Webb) whose role is to  forge strategic partnerships with third sector organisations and agencies to  develop effective polices and approaches to increase the diversity of apprenticeships, with particular focus on BAME communities, disabled people and addressing gender stereotyping in certain industries.

Address: Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BN

Telephone: 02920 495861

Email: info@ntfw.org

Website: http://www.NTfW.org

  


Oasis Cardiff
Provide a range of services to refugees and asylum seekers.  This includes a drop in centre open 5 days a week providing a cafe and lunch. ESOL provision, employability provision, integration case workers, women only sessions, trips into the community, catering, volunteering opportunities, bike maintenance, art and music sessions, sport sessions and clothes for newly arrived.

Address: Oasis Cardiff, 69b Splott Road, Cardiff, CF24 2BW

Telephone: 02920 460424

Email: info@oasiscardiff.org

Website: http://www.oasiscardiff.org

    


Polish Community of the Valleys Association
We are proud to announce the setting up of the Polish Community of the Valleys Association. After requests from many residents a constitution was signed and formally adopted on 14th October 2010.
The aims of the group are as follows:
Supporting education through advisory and supported activities, cooperation with another groups in spreading English language classes and in the future teaching youth Polish language and teaching about Polish history and culture.
Supporting cultural activities through organisation cultural and social events.
Encourage local community participation through organising and promoting sightseeing events in Wales, organising sport events in Polish community and taking part of events with Wales community to integrate with them and another local communities.
Supporting integration through offering help and support another members of the Polish community, facilitating contacts with public institutions and service providers, and in the future supporting people from the valley in existence matters like helping in Health Care, employment and accommodation.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at the Glamorgan GATES shop, 121 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 3NT at 7pm and all are welcome.

Address: 145 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8DP

Telephone: 07903 281908

Website: http://www.pcva.org.uk/


The Privilege Cafe

This virtual cafe is a safe space where I want to create a new inclusive environment. Be empowered, be confident and let’s talk privilege.

  


Race Alliance Wales

Race Alliance Wales is a newly established network of individuals and organisations working to promote race equality in Wales. It is a self-directed, collaborative initiative with no formal lead organisation and a rotating chair.

Email: info@racealliance.wales

Website: https://racealliance.wales/

    


Race Equality First
Race Equality First (REF) has over 40 years of experience as the recognised lead body in South Wales for tackling discrimination and hate crime and promoting the message that Race Equality is a human right. We are experts in the field of race equality and advise the United Nations and the UK Government. REF is now the only Race Equality Council in Wales with the specific remit to address racial equality and we are one of the four remaining Race Equality Councils in the UK.

Address: 1st Floor West, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5EQ

Telephone: 02920 486207

Email: info@raceequalityfirst.org.uk

Website: http://raceequalityfirst.org/

    


The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

The Romani Cultural Arts Company is the leading Romani and Traveller community-based organisation in Wales, traditionally using the arts and culture as a vehicle for advocacy and empowerment, amongst the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. RCAC is also supporting individuals to become “Community Champions”, as actors and agents of change in their own communities, making a difference for themselves and the wider society. RCAC is managed by a Board (voluntary management committee) made up of representatives from the GRT communities, meaning that community members have a role as decision-makers and are part of the process of shaping the advocacy and rights agenda that RCAC promotes. The Company believes it is essential that the GRT communities be at the forefront of social progress and positive developments in social inclusion, in the struggle or the recognition of GRT rights and promoting inter-cultural understanding. Within Wales and increasingly across the UK, our advice and expertise is sought by local governments, policy-makers, decision-takers and local or national institutions. We are asked to evaluate the effectiveness of their policies and strategies or to support them in consultation to ensure the voice of the GRT communities they serve, is heard. We lead on advocacy for these vulnerable communities, influencing the policy and strategy agendas in the context of a devolved Welsh Government and increasingly internationally across the UK.

Address: Temple Court, 13a Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HA

Telephone: 02920 786439

Email: isaacblake@romaniarts.co.uk

Website: http://www.romaniarts.co.uk

    


SEF Cymru
SEF-Cymru was formed in 2000 to address the under-achievement of Cardiff students. Since then, we have been dedicated to the growth and education of young children so that they may better their chances of receiving a satisfactory grade in their exams. We are proud to say that we now provide tuition to over 100 children in subjects ranging from Maths to Sciences including A-level topics. More recently we have begun putting on taster courses for women in our community to provide them with extended skills and develop their self esteem and confidence.

Address: Grange Gardens, The Bowls Pavilion, Holmesdale Street, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 7LP

Email: sefcymruoffice@gmail.com

Website: http://www.sef-cymru.org/

    


Show Racism the Red Card, Wales

Anti-racism education charity that supports young people and adults through a variety of programmes such as school workshops, teacher training and social inclusion. Also, working with professional, semi-professional and grassroots sport clubs / players who support our charity through involvement in materials we produce such as films, magazines and posters that are used within our work.

Address: Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9SD

Telephone: 02920 236057

Email: wales@theredcard.org

Website: http://www.theredcard.org/

    


Sikh Council of Wales

Sikh Council of Wales is an organisation independent of any political or cultural influence or bias but dedicated solely to promote the universal message of 'One God' and 'Equality' among all people through the teachings of 'Guru Nanak to Guru Granth' and to communicate with Sangat and Sikh Gurdwaras in Wales and to advise on Sikh Code of Conduct, and to provide education about faith to practicing and non practicing sikhs and others and to represent Sikhs living in Wales abroad at events designed to promote faith and Community cohesion.

Address: 61 Sanquahar Street, Splott, Cardiff, CF24 2AD

Telephone: 07971 701791

Email: info@sikhcouncilofwales.com

Website: http://sikhcouncilofwales.com/

    


Somaliland Mental Health Organisation
To support people with mental health needs in the UK through health care training and development programmes. The charity does this by providing essential needs such as medicines and training for health professionals. To improve the lives and well-being of Somalis suffering from mental health problems in the community and in Somaliland using a joined up, holistic approach. To advocate for the needs of those with mental health problems To educate members of the community and those in Somaliland about mental health issues

Address: Enterprise Unit 3, Plas Iona, Loudoun Square, Butetown Cardiff, CF10 5HW

Telephone: 02920 491895

Email: info@somalilandmentalhealth.com

Website: http://www.somalilandmentalhealth.com/

    


The Somali Mindfulness Podcast

Young girls talking about issues which we may face in our community and how we tackle these stigmas.

Email: somalimindfulness@gmail.com

Website: https://open.spotify.com/show/4mSYtMDTbcz9h5KSAgs3nC

  


South Riverside Community Development Centre
Anti-Poverty + Education and learning support, advice, community development and youth work targeted at the BAME communities in our geographical area of benefit. Three buildings for the use of these community groups.  

Address: South Riverside Community Development Centre, Brunel Street, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6ES

Telephone: 02920 220309

Email: info@srcdc.org.uk

Website: http://www.srcdc.org.uk

    


South Wales Black Police Association
We are a support organisation helping Black/Asian staff in the police with issues and also making sure the BME members of the public are served well by the police.

Address: South Wales Police, Cowbridge Rd, Bridgend, CF31 3SU

Telephone: 01656 655555

Website: https://www.south-wales.police.uk/en/join-us/staff-associations/


South Wales Jamaica Society
The South Wales Jamaica Society was established in November 2018, to develop across South Wales to build on the efforts of the North Wales Jamaica Society The attendees at the first meeting decided that our first step would be to form a committee. We can have sub-groups, such as the one to link Penarth with Port Royal, in charge of individual projects which fit in with our stated objectives. Our next steps are to agree aims and objectives we can begin to plan a series of events and initiatives.

Telephone: 07734 929741

Website: http://www.spanglefish.com/swjs/

  


Sova ACE

Sova ACE is an EU social funded project targeted at improving the employ-ability of BME individuals over the age of 25 who are economically inactive or long term unemployed. The project operates across the whole of Wales.

Address: 23 St Andrew's Crescent, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3DB

Telephone: 02920 221936

Email: ace@sova.org.uk

Website: https://www.sova.org.uk/s00507-sova-ace


Stand Up to Racism Vale

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) Vale are a Black-led Campaign Group who, with the strong support of Allies, are looking to unite our communities – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Email: sutrvaleofglamorgan@gmail.com

Website: http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

    


Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel

SSAP is a network of African diaspora organisations in Wales that carry out development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. In mid 2009 a number of members of diaspora groups in Wales met to consider how they might collectively advance their common interest in international development, both schemes that they themselves were involved with and supporting work carried out by indigenous Welsh international development organisations.

Address: Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AP

Telephone: 02920 821057

Email: enquiries@ssap.org.uk

Website: https://www.ssap.org.uk/

    


Taff Housing Association's BME Contact Group

Meeting monthly, this group is a consultative body for three housing associations. Their aim is to help break down barriers for BME communities.

Address: Taff Housing Association, Alexandra House, 307 - 315 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1JD

Telephone: 02920 259100

Email: Annette.kerr@taffhousing.co.uk

Website: https://taffhousing.co.uk/

    


Tai Pawb

Tai Pawb promotes equality and social justice in housing in Wales. We believe that all people have the right to access good quality housing and homes in cohesive and safe communities. We want to reduce prejudice, disadvantage and poverty.

Address: Norbury House, Norbury Road, Cardiff, CF5 3AS

Telephone: 02920 537636

Email: info@taipawb.org

Website: http://www.taipawb.org

  


Tiger Bay Amateur Boxing Club

A boxing club situated in Butetown (Tiger Bay). Through historical figures, we aim to build and encourage young talented athletes to master sports excellence.

Address: 1 Alice Street, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5LB

Telephone: 02912 345678

Email: mail@tigerbay.com

Website: https://tigerbayabc.com/

    


Tiger Bay Juniors
Tiger Bay Youth is a charity organisation that helps the youth in the deprived areas of Cardiff.

Address: Cardiff

    


Travelling Ahead Advice and Advocacy Service - TGP Cymru

Travelling Ahead works with Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities across Wales offering advice and support on rights and entitlements from accommodation, sites, discrimination, education and planning issues; alongside supporting the participation of communities and tackling negative media. We work with adults and with young people, individuals or groups. We also co-deliver training with community members to improve services and are a third party hate crime reporting centre.

Address: TGP Cymru, 12 North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DY

Telephone: 0808 802 0025

Email: travellingahead@tgpcymru.org.uk

Website: https://www.tgpcymru.org.uk/what-we-do/travelling-ahead-wales-gypsy-roma-and-traveller-advice-and-advocacy-service/

    


Trinity Centre
As a Centre, Trinity works with some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our community. Helping people address inequality, tackle poverty and empowering them to create and implement plans to achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their families, helping people to take control of their own lives. The Trinity Centre is run under the auspices of the Methodist Church, but is supported by, and is for, people of all faiths and none. Current regular activities, projects and events focus on welcoming and assisting asylum seekers and refugees, many of whom are made destitute by policies that prevent them from working, having their own business, or claiming mainstream benefits.

Address: Four Elms Road, Piercefield Place, Cardiff, CF24 1LE

Telephone: 02921 321120

Email: enquiries@trinitycentre.wales

Website: http://www.trinitycentre.wales/

    


Welsh Refugee Council

At the Welsh Refugee Council, we have been successfully empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. We are the leading organisation providing support nationally with a physical presence in the dispersal cities of Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Wrexham, and in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend through the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation Scheme and across other local authorities via web and telephone-based support. We support and speak out on behalf of people who flee persecution, conflict and oppression from around the world and are committed to ensuring they remain at the heart of and drive our work. 

Our Vision is: Working together for a Wales where refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, respected, with access to protection, safety and dignity; able to contribute and fully participate in Welsh society.

Our Mission is: To improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Wales through delivering specialist support and influencing policy and practice.

How we achieve our Vision and Mission in terms of specialist support, we deliver practical support, advice and advocacy and information through programmes such as our Asylum Rights Programme (ARP), a partnership of seven agencies led by us, our Move-On Project to support the transition of new refugees seeking sanctuary in Wales from asylum support to independent living, our Paralegal service for vulnerable women, our Children’s Play Development project and our ESOL and Welsh language lessons to improve integration outcomes.

Address: 120 - 122 Broadway, Cardiff, CF24 1NJ

Telephone: 0300 303 3953

Email: info@wales.wrc

Website: http://www.wrc.wales

    


Where I'm Coming From

A community-focused open mic collective featuring underrepresented writers from Wales and beyond.

Email: wicfcardiff@gmail.com

Website: https://linktr.ee/WhereImComingFrom

    


Women Connect First
Women Connect First was established on 1 March 2001, St. David’s Day, to empower Black & Minority Ethnic Women in Cardiff and South East Wales by offering a range of services and training in order to improve their livelihoods and employability. The organisation has moved on since and has expanded its services.
At present we cater for a wider client group and offer a range of services including advice, advocacy, counselling, and a wide range of training programmes and volunteering opportunities amongst others. WCF targets, in particular, disadvantaged, isolated and marginalised Black and Minority Ethnic women, who are experiencing multiple layers of depravation, discrimination and exclusion in accessing services and employment.
Our mission is to empower and improve the lives of disadvantaged BME women and communities in South Wales, to help them realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to Welsh society.

Address: 7 Neville St, Cardiff, CF11 6LP

Telephone: 02920 343154

Email: info@womenconnectfirst.org.uk

Website: http://www.womenconnectfirst.org.uk

    


Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales
We are an advocacy and research group which works with and for refugee women and their families to enhance their ability to rebuild their lives. We are committed to campaign on women’s issues, to promote social cohesion, confidence building/ self-esteem and to enhance active citizenship. We empower and support women seeking sanctuary in Wales to voice their needs and represent themselves at strategic and policy making levels. We share and learn through each other’s experiences. We organise events, training and awareness raising workshops. We provide a safe and secure women only space and a source of support for each other, social and emotional.

Address: 3 North Church Street, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5HB

Telephone: 02921 320635

Email: wssagwales@yahoo.co.uk

Website: https://wssagwales.wordpress.com

    


Swansea & South West

African Community Centre
The ACC works with people from diverse backgrounds to break down barriers and offer support in a range of activities. Many clients are from asylum seeking and refugee backgrounds and find a warm welcome here .We offer:
One to one counselling for asylum seekers and refugees.
Group therapy for men and women asylum seekers and refugees.
Asylum seekers transport scheme.
Songs, Dances, Stories for all to aid integration.
English classes in conjunction with Adult Learning. Wales (childcare available)
Workshops in schools with an African flavour.

Address: African Community Centre, City Temple, Dyfatty Street, Swansea, SA1 1QQ

Telephone: 01792 470298

Email: info@africancommunitycentre.org.uk

Website: http://www.AfricanCommunityCentre.org.uk

    


BAME Online Community Television Wales

We are a Community Production Studio. We offer Video editing and Pro live streaming to community, artists and businesses in Swansea area.

Address: 34a Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AT

Telephone: 07311 390919

Email: bametvwales@gmail.com

    


The BAME Student in Engineering Network (Swansea University)

The BAME Student in Engineering Network aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by BAME groups in the work place by facilitating different workshops and events to promote diversity and to prepare students to enter the workforce.

Currently, the network has three work streams: EducateCreate Change, and Empower.

The network's objective is to:

  • Raise awareness of the challenges that BAME individuals face in organisations; the impact on their engagement, performance and career progression
  • Provide knowledge on how we can collectively create a more inclusive environment to support our BAME students
  • Provide tips for BAME students and staff on how to navigate institutions successfully


Email: BAME-Engineering@swansea.ac.uk

Website: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/engineering/inclusivity-engineering/bame/#bbq=on


BAWSO, Swansea

Established in 1995, Bawso is an all Wales Organisation providing generic and specialist services including Training, the provision of temporary accommodation for those affected or are at risk of Domestic abuse and all forms of violence such as Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence, Human trafficking and modern slavery.

Address: The One Stop Shop 2nd Floor, 35-36 Singleton St, Swansea, SA1 3QN

Telephone: 01792 642003

Email: swansea@bawso.org.uk

Website: http://www.bawso.org.uk

    


Black History Wales

We are a leading organisation in Wales which, through the creative arts, promotes a better understanding of black history, changes perspectives on black culture, challenges inequalities experienced by many black communities and promotes respect for cultural differences. We believe in the power of the arts to enrich and to change the lives of black people in Wales.

Telephone: 0330 229 0995

Email: Info@bhmwales.org.uk

Website: https://bhmwales.org.uk/

    


Black Lives Matter Swansea

A community organisation for the Black Lives Matter movement, in Swansea.

Email: blacklivesmatterswansea@gmail.com

    


The Centre for African Entrepreneurship
The Centre for African Entrepreneurship is a South-Wales based registered Charity (1163348) that aims to inspire, support and promote Ethnic Minority entrepreneurship. It was created to tackle poverty, inequality, and the issues and challenges faced by migrants in the UK. It delivers a range of projects locally and internationally, providing practical and easily accessible training for minority entrepreneurs at a local level in the UK, addressing the specific day-to-day challenges that people face.

Address: 222b High Street, City Centre, Swansea, SA1 1NW

Telephone: 01792 475933

Email: info@caentr.org

Website: http://www.caentr.org

    


Chinese In Wales Association

Chinese In Wales Association (CIWA) is a charitable organisation which aims to deliver services that will make a positive difference to the lives of ethnic Chinese residents in Wales. CIWA was set up to meet the changing demographic needs of the Chinese community in Wales. We are building on the support given by Swansea Chinese Community Co-op Centre over the past 20 years and CIWA, with their support, are developing better services to meet the changing needs of the Chinese community in Swansea and the surrounding areas. We aim to bring our services and community building to other parts of Wales. CIWA has its headquarter based in Swansea. We are currently operating a drop-in community centre based on The Kingsway in Swansea City Centre, which provides core services such as language services in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka-Chinese, and English, advocacy, and case referral. Basic on our capability, we advise on local welfare, housing, healthcare, education and employment. We also organise social and educational activities and participate in the promotion of a diverse, multi-cultural society.

Address: 2nd Floor, 37-38 The Kingsway, SA1 5LF

Telephone: 01792 469919

Email: info@chineseinwales.org.uk

Website: https://chineseinwales.org.uk/

    


Congolese Development Project
Congolese Development Project assists newcomers in Swansea, ease their transition process and facilitate their integration into a new life. Through our service, we help refugees and immigrants to improve the quality of their lives by becoming productive, responsible individuals who give back to their community. We also provide a wide variety of services and events culturally appropriate conducted locally for Congolese immigrants and refugees in Swansea.

Address: 34a Orchard Street, Elysium Gallery Swansea, SA1 5AW

Telephone: 01792 462659 / 07985 667745

Email: info@cdpwales.org.uk

Website: https://cdpwales.org.uk

    


EYST Wales

EYST Wales is an award-winning organisation set up to support ethnic minority young people, their families and communities in Wales. Established in 2005, it is now a Wales-wide organisation with staff in Swansea, Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham. The organisation aims to provide culturally sensitive support services to its target group, encompassing educational support, employment support, health support, family support and support to access rights and entitlements.We provide specific support to young people in South Wales offering a youth programme including youth drop-in centre, homework clubs, sports activities and more. We have a specific project to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience to extremism and exploitation. We also deliver asylum and refugee support services in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Powys.  We also offer capacity building support to smaller BME community groups via our BME skills project. We deliver the All Wales BAME Engagement Programme on behalf of the Welsh Government identifying needs and priorities of BAME people and influencing policy and provision.

Address: Units B & C, 11 St Helens Road, Swansea, SA1 4AB

Telephone: 01792 466980

Email: info@eyst.org.uk

Website: http://www.eyst.org.uk

    


Filipino Association Wales
Filipino community group in Swansea.

Address: 4 Clifton Terrace, Mumbles, Swansea

Telephone: 01792 361978

Email: eve.tab@hotmail.co.uk

  


Frontline nations
Korean Community/ Religious Group. A community of peoples in PRAYER and ACTION for world evangelisation. The founding, training, and development of new indigenous mission movements. Nations is a small but growing expression of a global phenomena joining hands across the East/West divide, bringing strength to strength for the purpose of making disciples of all nations.

Address: International Centre, Glanmor Road, Llanelli, SA15 2LU

Telephone: 01554 778035

Email: office@nations.org.uk

Website: http://www.nations.org.uk

  


The Iberian and Latin American Association in Wales (ILA)

ILA will endeavour to make a positive contribution through engaging with other ethnic minorities to enrich the cultural life of Wales. We shall also engage with Spanish/Portuguese/Latin American social and cultural projects to introduce them to our area and further develop possibilities by involving the local community at all levels.

ILA shall also seek to co-produce some of its projects with other like-minded people, involving all stakeholders on equal terms.

Address: BAME Cultural & Digital Hub, Arts Wing, The Grand Theatre, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

Telephone: 01792 420941

Email: inwalesiberolatinoamericans@gmail.com

Website: https://inwalesiberolatino.wixsite.com/ilaa


Indian Society of South West Wales
The purpose of the organisation is to promote racial harmony through cultural activities as well as supporting those in need.

Address: 12 Roger Beck Way, Swansea, SA2 0JF

Telephone: 07595 893508

Email: indiansocietysww@gmail.com

Website: https://www.indiansociety.co.uk

  


Lisungi Ladies Group
Social support for Ladies from African communities, run small swimming projects.

Address: Swansea

Telephone: 07557 793512

Email: lisungiladies@gmail.com

  


Llanelli Multicultural Network

•To develop a network that brings the people of Llanelli and Carmarthenshire together through public and private events, social gatherings, volunteering and by having a virtual presence and by providing support for ethnic minorities.

• To reduce the social isolation and increase equality of opportunity of people from different cultural backgrounds, particularly from BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) and GRT (Gypsy & Roma Traveller) communities.

• To increase intercultural understanding, tolerance and community cohesion through the celebration and recognition of people from different cultural backgrounds, including the Welsh culture, in the area.

Address: St Pauls Family Centre Ger Y Llan, Llanelli SA15 1DN

Telephone: 07952 128108

Email: lmcnchair@live.co.uk

    


Nations
Korean Community/ Religious Group. A community of peoples in PRAYER and ACTION for world evangelisation. The founding, training, and development of new indigenous mission movements. Nations is a small but growing expression of a global phenomena joining hands across the East/West divide, bringing strength to strength for the purpose of making disciples of all nations.

Address: International Centre, Glanmor Road, Llanelli, SA15 2LU

Telephone: 01554 778035

Email: office@nations.org.uk

Website: www.nations.org.uk


Neath Port Talbot BME Community Association
Representing the voice of BME communities of Neath Port Talbot. 

Address: C/O Neath Port Talbot CVS, Ty Margaret Thorne,17-19 Alfred street, Neath SA11 1EF

Telephone: 01639 631246

Email: adamc@nptcvs.org.uk

Website: http://www.nptbme.wales

    


No Race Hate in Swansea

Devoted to peacefully opposing all forms of racial and religious hatred in Swansea.

  


Renew Mind Centre
We promote and organise sport, art and physical activities to Black Minority Ethnic communities which helps towards improving health, creating opportunities for vulnerable children and families in order to build a more cohesive social environment.

Address: Unit 13, Elysium Gallery, 34a Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AW

Telephone: 07440 464500

Email: renewyourmind121@gmail.com

Website: http://www.rmc121.com

  


Share Tawe
"Supporting Homeless Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Swansea" . We offer shelter and support for destitute asylum seekers with Swansea “host-households”  In April 2017, we appointed a part-time worker to manage the scheme, thanks to a 2- year grant from Lloyds Bank Foundation.  This has helped us to develop the scheme, and also enables us to work more effectively for our ultimate goal, which is to help people out of destitution. The scheme provides security and support during a challenging time, and our staff member signposts guests systematically to various forms of support. Our first priority is to connect them to the legal help they need to progress their case for asylum. We also focus on opportunities to maintain and build confidence and resilience e.g. counselling, social, recreational and volunteer opportunities.

Address: One Stop Shop, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QN

Telephone: 07853 717017

Email: share.tawe@gmail.com

Website: https://sharetawe.wordpress.com/

    


Stand Up to Racism Aberystwyth

Campaigning to combat racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia and bigotry and promote diversity. This is a page for anti racism campaigns and activists in Aberystwyth to organise and promote united anti racist activity.

Website: http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

  


Stand Up to Racism Carmarthen

Carmarthen District Page for Stand Up To Racism, affiliated to Stand Up To Racism UK and Stand Up To Racism Wales.


Website: http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

  


Stand Up to Racism Llanelli
A grassroots activist organisation based in South West Wales promoting anti-racism ideals and behaviours.

Email: sutrllanelli@gmail.com

Website: http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

    


Stand Up to Racism Swansea

Stand Up to Racism campaigns against racism, fascism, Islamophobia and antisemitism.

Website: http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

    


Sudanese Community in Swansea
This is official group of the Sudanese community in Swansea city and we will put all the activities and cultural programs in it.

    


Swansea Asylum Seekers Support Group (SASS)

We are a volunteer-led registered charity, run and managed by our members, who include asylum seekers, refugees and other local people. We give a warm welcome to people seeking sanctuary in Swansea through our twice-weekly drop-ins, and offer practical support, educational and recreational opportunities.

Our group has existed since 1999. Local people (including refugees from Chile and other countries) started the support group when the government announced that asylum seekers would be ‘dispersed’ to Swansea. Our drop-ins began in 2001: they were organised by some of the first asylum seekers who arrived here.

Address: SASS c/o EYST, 11 St Helens road, Swansea, SA1 4AB

Telephone: 07853 717017

Email: vol.sbassg@gmail.com

Website: https://sass.wales/

    


Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council
We are committed to dealing with equality issues relating to Age, Disability, Gender, Race, Religion and Sexual orientation in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Area.  In addition to above, we also provide:
-Advice, Guidance and support to tackle, challenge and report hate crime / incidents and discrimination.
 -Services for improved community cohesion by organising training and multicultural events.
 

Address: 101 Mansel Street, Swansea, SA1 5UE

Telephone: 01792 457035

Email: info@sbrec.org.uk

Website: http://sbrec.org.uk/

    


Swansea Donates
We are a local small group, aiming to create a positive lifestyle for youth in Swansea and for the community. We also organise events and raise money for local and international charities. 

Email: Swanseadonates@hotmail.com

    


Swansea Labour for Ethnic Minorities

Swansea Labour for Ethnic Minorities provides a platform for members of the community to receive information and important announcements. We support community cohesion and promote Labour Party policies and actions that are for the many and not the few.

  


Syria Sir Gâr
To provide support for Syrian refugee families arriving in Carmarthenshire.
To work with the local authority and full-time support workers to provide volunteers, humanitarian and social support for families.

Address: Carmarthenshire

Website: steve.kelshaw@colegsirgar.ac.uk

    


Unity in Diversity
The Unity in Diversity group is a registered charity (#1167339) that runs twice-weekly sessions providing food, support and learning opportunities to asylum seekers and refugees in the Swansea area. Run entirely by dedicated volunteers we have helped over 500 people of 40+ nationalities/ethnic origins in its 5 years of fun and cooperation.
We aim to:
Provide ESOL classes at Pre-entry, Entry 1 and 2 levels (occasional IELTS preparation classes available – contact us for current status)
Give additional learning, training and volunteer opportunities.
Provide a safe place to meet and network together with the wider community.
Signpost people to existing services for asylum seekers and refugees.
Work with other organisations supporting asylum seekers and refugees.
Help with application forms, official letters etc.
Give access to input from other projects such as story-telling, singing groups and awareness raising groups.
Provide a friendly environment where we eat a meal together.
Give opportunities for wider social activities such as football training.
The Unity in Diversity Community Drop-in
Tuesdays: 4pm – 8pm
Thursdays: 4pm – 8pm

Address: The Unity in Diversity group, The United Reformed Church, Caepistyll Street, Swansea, SA1 2BE

Telephone: 07531 294145

Email: unityswansea@gmail.com

Website: https://uidswansea.com/

    


Voice of Ukraine Wales
Support for Ukranian people living in Wales and support for Ukranians in the Ukraine. Meet in Hazel Court, Sketty, Swansea on Thursdays after 5pm.

Address: Swansea

Website: http://maidantranslations.com/

  


Wales BAME Women's Challenge

The Wales BAME Women's Challenge group has been set up to provide a safe space to group members where they can share information and discuss matters relating to race inequality, discrimination and exclusion of BAME women in Wales

Background
Chwarae Teg & Welsh Women's Aid produced & delivered an online publication 'Our women of Covid-19' campaign (Aug 2020)which only depicted white women in Wales. The campaign excluded the countless Welsh BAME women who worked tirelessly and even failed to include the BAME heroines who lost their lives in public service.

The initial purpose of this group is to provide the Welsh Government a collective response regarding this concerning discriminatory campaign & highlight the continual Institutional racism.

Overall our collective aim is to unequivocally challellenge the continued racism, discrimination and exclusion of BAME women in Wales with a determined vision to bring positive social change for our future BAME generations and wider society.

  


Welsh Polish Mutual Association

Support for Polish people in Carmarthenshire.

Address: 21 Murray Street, Llanelli, SA15 1AQ

Telephone: 01554 899950

  


Welsh Refugee Council

At the Welsh Refugee Council, we have been successfully empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. We are the leading organisation providing support nationally with a physical presence in the dispersal cities of Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Wrexham, and in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend through the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation Scheme and across other local authorities via web and telephone-based support. We support and speak out on behalf of people who flee persecution, conflict and oppression from around the world and are committed to ensuring they remain at the heart of and drive our work. Our vision is: Working together for a Wales where refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, respected, with access to protection, safety and dignity; able to contribute and fully participate in Welsh society.

Our Mission is: To improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Wales through delivering specialist support and influencing policy and practice.How we achieve our Vision and Mission In terms of specialist support, we deliver practical support, advice and advocacy and information through programmes such as our Asylum Rights Programme (ARP), a partnership of seven agencies led by us, our Move-On Project to support the transition of new refugees seeking sanctuary in Wales from asylum support to independent living, our Paralegal service for vulnerable women, our Children’s Play Development project and our ESOL and Welsh language lessons to improve integration outcomes.

Address: Welsh Refugee Council Rooms 30 and 31, Swansea YMCA, 1 Kingsway, SA1 5JQ

Telephone: 01792 630180

Email: info@wales.wrc

Website: http://www.wrc.wales

    


West Wales Anti-Racism Network
West Wales Anti-Racism Network challenges racism and celebrates diversity. We are a network of people based in and around the Cardigan Bay area. We meet mainly in Aberystwyth. We believe in working for a fairer society.  Faced with intolerance and ignorance, we say: ‘We can do better!’ We are committed to listening to each other and to reaching decisions by consensus. Our aims are:
To promote education on diversity in local schools and the local community.
To widen the discussion on anti-racism.
To tackle racist incidents in mid and west Wales.
To support the victims of racist incidents.

  


Newport & South East

Age Alive
Age Alive is a unique group that is not, political, religious, or culturally driven. Its aims are to help older BME people to have their voices heard,  highlight people's needs, share experiences, adopt healthier lifestyles build confidence and enhance independence.

Address: Newport

Email: agealivewales@gmail.com


BAWSO, Newport

Established in 1995, Bawso is an all Wales Organisation providing generic and specialist services including Training, the provision of temporary accommodation for those affected or are at risk of Domestic abuse and all forms of violence such as Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence, Human trafficking and modern slavery.

Address: Newport Museum, Art Gallery and Central Library John Frost Square, Newport, NP20 1PA.

Telephone: 01633 213213

Email: info@bawso.org.uk

Website: http://www.bawso.org.uk

    


BME COMMUNITY CONNECTORS - Newport city council
Helping BME people living in Newport find out what is going on locally and how to get involved in social activities.

Address: Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport, NP20 4UR

Telephone: 07871 277103

Email: community.connectors@newport.gov.uk

Website: www.newport.gov.uk/communityconnectors


Caribbean Association of Wales
Support for Caribbean people in Wales. 

Address: Newport

Email: carl.connikie@btinternet.com

    


Caribbean Heritage Cymru
Caribbean Heritage-focused group in Newport.

Address: Newport

Email: hello@caribbeanheritagecymru.org

  


Coffee and Laughs
A friendship group for women of all ages, faiths and cultures. We spend time together, chatting about all sorts of topics to get to know one another well. We concentrate on English language, with worksheets as well as conversation. IT skills are important in the 21st Century.  Women can learn to Word Process and use the internet, especially email, using laptops. We are hoping to run art workshops. 

This group is great if you are interested in finding our about different cultures and faiths. Maybe you need to improve your English or feel that you could help new friends to do so. Perhaps you would like some support - someone to listen to - or maybe you feel that you could offer support to someone who needs it. We have had trips out, to Cwm Darren Country Park, Chepstow and The Wye Valley and to St Fagan's National History Museum. Many of the events in Community House are supported by the women of Coffee and Laughs, so we are all helping in the community. Why not give us a try? Bring your babies and toddlers if necessary, they will be welcome.

Address: Newport

Telephone: 07515 570971

  


Community House Maindee

Community House is known as a multi-cultural, multi-faith community centre in Newport, serving the neighbourhood of Maindee and beyond.  

Our mission is to build a stronger, caring community together. We do this through the power of communication, learning from each other and working together peacefully.

The building is owned by the Presbyterian Church of Wales and leased to a charity, Community House (Eton Road), which relies on income from its room hire to run the building, supported by a pool of volunteers.

Address: Community House, Eton Road, Newport, NP19 0BL

Telephone: 01633 265486

Email: admin@etonrdch.org

Website: https://communityhousemaindee.org/

  


EYST Wales

EYST Wales is an award-winning organisation set up to support ethnic minority young people, their families and communities in Wales. Established in 2005, it is now a Wales-wide organisation with staff in Swansea, Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham. The organisation aims to provide culturally sensitive support services to its target group, encompassing educational support, employment support, health support, family support and support to access rights and entitlements. We provide specific support to young people in South Wales offering a youth programme including youth drop-in centre, homework clubs, sports activities and more. We have a specific project to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience to extremism and exploitation. We also deliver asylum and refugee support services in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Powys.  We also offer capacity building support to smaller BME community groups via our BME skills project. We deliver the All Wales BAME Engagement Programme on behalf of the Welsh Government identifying needs and priorities of BAME people and influencing policy and provision.

Address: EYST c/o Community House, Eton Road, Newport, NP19 0BL

Email: info@eyst.org.uk

Website: http://www.eyst.org.uk/

    


FAN Friends & Neighbours Group

The FAN Charity encourages friends and organisations to know about independent FAN Groups where people meet in a spirit of friendship. They are a wonderful resource for communities. Anyone who enjoys meeting others or who is lonely can find the nearest group and be sure of meeting a friendly face.

Address: 88 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4DW

Email: janeb.fan@gmail.com

  


KidCare4U

KidCare4u is a registered charity which aims to support families to acquire the skills and confidence they need to turn their potential into success at school, the workplace and beyond. Our organisation believes it has potential to help ethnic minority communities in deprived areas to further develop themselves in education, health and integration. 

Address: 34 St. Julian's Avenue, Newport, NP19 7JU

Telephone: 07828 089492

Email: info@kidcare4u.co.uk

Website: https://www.kidcare4u.co.uk/

  


Kurdish Community Centre, Newport
Kurdish Community Centre in Newport.

Address: 119-121 Chepstow Road, Maindee, Newport, NP19 8PZ


Levelling the Playing Field (LtPF)

Levelling the Playing Field (LtPF) uses the power of sport and physical activity to engage and improve health and life outcomes for ethnically diverse children who are more likely to enter, or already involved with, the Criminal Justice System.

Email: info@levellingtheplayingfield.org

Website: https://levellingtheplayingfield.org/

    


Ludek

Ludek is a Polish community group. We are all about integration and effective communication with an extra helping of fun. Based in South Wales

Telephone: 07411 250153

Email: Zuzka.hilton@gmail.com / ludekpcg@gmail.com

    


Newport Yemeni Community Association (NYCA)

Supporting the Yemeni community in Newport.

Address: 11 Wallace Street, Newport, NP20 2DH

Telephone: 01633 640000

Email: nyca1264@gmail.com

Website: nyca.org.uk

    


The Onyx Link Foundation
Interfaith, community cohesion, environmental harmony.
 

Address: 107A Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4ED

Telephone: 01633 481559

Email: info@onyxlinkfoundation.org

Website: onyxlinkfoundation.org

    


Stand Up to Racism Newport & Gwent

Newport and Gwent District Page for Stand Up To Racism. We are affiliated to Stand Up To Racism UK and Stand Up To Racism Wales.

Email: standuptoracismnp@gmail.com

Website: http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

    


Urban Circle Productions

Youth organisation based in Newport, South Wales engaging, supporting and empowering young people and communities. Urban Circle Productions is a fully constituted 'Non Profit' Organisation and a Youth Based Charity within Newport City Centre. We are for a FACT, one of the biggest youth initiatives outside of Council led Projects in South Wales. Urban Circle Productions first started life as Urban Circle Radio based in Pillgwenlly 5 years ago (January 2006) and we have had huge success in uniting the young people of Newport across many cultures, backgrounds and interests and allowed for endless possibilities to impact and empower lives. Our Organisation AIMS to help build, promote and sustain constructive community relationships and individual capability for young people living in the different areas of Newport and to help build relations between these young people in different communities, across a variety of platforms from performing arts to creative media (music, dance and multimedia).

Address: Newport

Email: info@urbancircle.co.uk

Website: https://ucnewport.co.uk

    


Welsh Refugee Council

At the Welsh Refugee Council, we have been successfully empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales for almost 30 years. We are the leading organisation providing support nationally with a physical presence in the dispersal cities of Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Wrexham, and in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend through the Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation Scheme and across other local authorities via web and telephone-based support. We support and speak out on behalf of people who flee persecution, conflict and oppression from around the world and are committed to ensuring they remain at the heart of and drive our work. Our vision is: Working together for a Wales where refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, respected, with access to protection, safety and dignity; able to contribute and fully participate in Welsh society.

Our Mission is: To improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Wales through delivering specialist support and influencing policy and practice.How we achieve our Vision and Mission In terms of specialist support, we deliver practical support, advice and advocacy and information through programmes such as our Asylum Rights Programme (ARP), a partnership of seven agencies led by us, our Move-On Project to support the transition of new refugees seeking sanctuary in Wales from asylum support to independent living, our Paralegal service for vulnerable women, our Children’s Play Development project and our ESOL and Welsh language lessons to improve integration outcomes.

Address: Welsh Refugee Council, 66 Lower Dock Street, Newport, NP20 1EF

Telephone: 01633 266 420

Email: info@wales.wrc

Website: http://www.wrc.wales

    


YMCO

YMCO Newport is a dynamic and innovative, charitable organisation based in Newport. It is run by volunteers who have the passion and the drive to make a change for the better in the community. The Organisation comes together to combine knowledge, skills and efforts to benefit the local community. We aim to promote the development of the youth without discrimination to sex, age, race, belief, disability or nationality.

We look to provide alternative social platforms and outlets for all. We also encourage community cohesion for increased understanding and togetherness.

Telephone: 07539370948

Email: info@ymco.org.uk

Website: http://ymco.org.uk/

    


Zimbabwe Newport Volunteering Association

A refuge community organisation which uses sport to empower young BME people and their communities and as a tool to integrate refugees into Newport society. The group delivers BME youth provision & organises football tournaments & family fun day outs.

Address: 74 Somerton Park, Newport, NP19 0GF

Telephone: 07871 277103

Email: info@zimnewport.org

Website: https://zimnewport.org/

    


Charity No. 1152486 Grateful acknowledgement of our funders & supporters