Somerset Diverse Communities

Somerset Diverse Communities (SDC) works with and supports minority ethnic communities across Somerset.

If you are part of a community group, would like to start one, or need help expanding the work you’re already doing – or for anything else – contact our team!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Event Management Basics for Community Groups

Does your community group want to hold and event and is not sure where to start?… We can help!

Somerset Diverse Communities team and Alice Edmonds from Love Yeovil deliver training to get to grips with:

  • venues
  • health and Safety
  • licensing
  • plus case studies and examples

To see all our training events / online webinars see our webinar channel

SDC Webinar Channel


Stay up to date with SDC!

As we look towards spring, new funding opportunities are opening up for our community groups. Our SDC Small Grant Fund is now open for applications. Find out more about the Together Fund on pages 20 -21.

In this issue:

  • New Glastonbury Conversation Club
  • Member Spotlight SARI & QLPS
  • In It Together project
  • Hate crime support from SARI
  • Online webinars
  • Teacher’s training
  • Multicultural events
  • And much more…

Happy reading!

If you missed any of our issues click to visit our Newsletter page

SDC Newsletters


SDC Small Grant Fund.

Download our application form

Interfaith & Belief Network

Join the Interfaith & Belief Network, which will:

  • promote good relations, respect, awareness and dialogue between diverse groups across the county.
  • encourage, support and organise interfaith events, shared projects and community activities.
  • provide training opportunities
  • build partnerships and promote the interests and concerns of faith and belief communities.
  • provide extra support to those from minority belief and faith groups, who have less access to culturally and religiously appropriate services.
  • reach across Somerset faith and belief communities as far as possible and break down barriers of rural isolation.
Click here for more information & sign up to the Network

Health Inequalities

We want to improve Somerset’s health care service for our ethnic diverse communities.

Working with Somerset’s diverse community and health/social care providers we want to improve their support and services. Addressing inequalities in both access and care for patients and professionals.

Our health is vital in every part of our lives, so it is important that we get the best experience and treatment available no matter where we are from or who we work for.

Read more here

Somerset Welcome Pack

If you have just arrived in Somerset download our Somerset Welcome pack.

A complete guide of local information covering:

  • Healthcare
  • Education & schools
  • Housing
  • Benefits, employment, money and debt
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and language support
  • Religion
  • Social events and activities
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • International foods shops
  • General information and useful links

Points-based immigration system

From 1 January 2021, free movement will end and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system.

The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work.

The campaign, which has been translated across 26 EU languages, kicked off on 11 November across most countries and channels and will continue into December, with a second phase planned for January to March 2021.

For more information visit:

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the translations link

Know your rights guide & resources

A guide to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert them covering topics:

  • Banking
  • Digital rights
  • Driving
  • Employment
  • Exploitation
  • Hate crime
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Social Services
  • Glossary
  • Translations
Click here

Hate Crime support & information

Stand against racism and inequality (SARI) provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime.

SARI have created a series of recourses to support anyone who witnessed or been a victim’s of a hate crime.

If you need to get in touch with other local councils, charities, organisations, police or government bodies SARI have them all on there website.


Download SARI’s Somerset’s Hate Crime leaflet here

Somerset Diverse Communities’ Films

See our films