January 2019

Dear BSWN members and colleagues, 

We hope you had a positive and productive start to the new year. We would like to once again thank you for your contribution to the BSWN Summer of Research and our programme of events. Our key foci in 2019 are:

1. To deliver the Connect Fund project and recommendations of Power to Change BAME VCS sector research report to strengthen the capacity of BAME organisations and social enterprises to be resilient, connected and sustainable in order to deliver change on the ground.

2. To build BSWN research capacity to produce robust data on racial inequality to challenge and address negative outcomes for BAME people in education, labour market, health & housing through partnership work academic institutions in the region.

3. To test the implementation of BSWN’s economic inclusion strategy aimed at driving economic growth through the development of enterprise, social enterprise and skills development through an innovation hub located in inner city Bristol.

4. To produce cultural inclusion programmes on the themes of race, identity, belonging as well the development of BSWN as a leading BAME Intangible Cultural Heritage infrastructure organisation in line with the HLF Resilience project.

We look forward to working with you this year to bring about more positive action for African/Caribbean and Asian heritage communities and businesses in the South West.

The BSWN Team

For full January 2019 Newsletter, please click the link here.