We are pleased to be publishing this review with Access and Power to Change of how our three organisations are currently performing in serving the needs of minoritised ethnic communities. We are encouraged that it finds that we have made some progress in doing so, particularly in the area of enterprise development. But we recognise that overall, the picture that emerges from this research is one that calls for significant improvement. This report provides us with both a platform for change and also a baseline against which we can measure our progress; and by working together, we can better hold each other to account.
As three key organisations supporting community and social enterprises in England, we clearly recognise we need to do more to support those which are led by and serving minoritised ethnic communities. We know that processes and decisions for accessing funding and finance feel remote, and we know that not enough money is flowing through our programmes to those communities. We also know that when we prioritise support for minoritised ethnic communities, and work with partners who understand them better than we do ourselves, we can make real headway. This gives us a drive to improve.
Read the report: Minoritised Ethnicity Report >