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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Support for your community project – advice, connections, training and funding.

We are thrilled that we are able to support Somerset’s ethnically diverse community groups to expand, learn, develop, and maintain their presence and activities in Somerset.

Our aim is to empower community groups by offering support to sustain their initiatives. Whether they need assistance with brainstorming ideas, require training, seek guidance on funding applications, as well as small amounts of money to help deliver projects. We are here to help. We can provide comprehensive support tailored to the unique needs of each community group.

Get in touch to discuss your ideas and plans. Simply, reach out to Jusna, Banah, or Michal to initiate the conversation.

Funded by Somerset Community Foundation and Somerset Council

Let us collaborate to build a stronger, more inclusive Somerset for all!

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March 2024 Feature

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Come to our FREE Women’s Conversation Clubs

A friendly group to support you, make friends and practice your English in a relaxed environment.

  • Practice your spoken English
  • Meet new friends
  • Children welcome
  • In term time
  • Women only
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Training & Workshops

Somerset Diverse Communities have been providing a variety of training opportunities across the county. Recently, sessions have ben delivered to Spark Somerset’s Volunteer Coordinators Forum and a workshop designed for Home Treatment Service and First Response service (NHS).

The training focused on the importance of diversity and inclusion in volunteering, as well as strategies for overcoming barriers to volunteering for people from ethnically diverse communities.

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SDC Events 2024

See our 2024 multicultural events calendar

Event Calendar

Or if you would you like to take part in one of our multicultural events with a stall, perform, volunteer, run a workshop, provide food or even think about joining the committee complete our sign up form.

Somerset Diverse Communities Directory of ethnically diverse community groups

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Updated Nov 2023

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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!

The SDC team and Alice Edmonds from Love Yeovil delivered a 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

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
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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
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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.

Visit: www.sariweb.org.uk

Download SARI’s Somerset’s Hate Crime leaflet here
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Podcast Channel

We meet, listen and hear the diverse voices of Somerset, discuss experiences, and learn about the cultural exchanges happening on our doorstep.

Somerset Diverse Communities’ Films

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