Somerset Diverse Communities

We locate and work with black and ethnic minority (BAME) communities across Somerset – if you are in a group or would like to set one up, we want to hear from you.

Somerset Diverse Communities have directly supported over 40 BAME community groups over the past 2 years with funding and capacity building advice.

CCS has been helping us since the very beginning, they are always there for us like a father giving us advice and support whenever we need. Thanks for your help.

We believe CCS BAME support has a major contribution to bring all diverse communities together in Taunton through various multicultural events and activities and BBA Somerset would like to continue to work with CCS even in upcoming years.

Meraz Aziz, British Bangladeshi Association (BBA) Somerset
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What we do

  • Build relationships with and between BAME community groups in Somerset.
  • Help develop skills which facilitate the long term sustainability of BAME community groups.
  • Help build unified, resilient and safe communities for all residents of Somerset.
  • Help create a more empowered, visible and vocal BAME community within Somerset.
  • Get involved with events and activities, helping community groups to develop skills and source funding
  • Run a small grant scheme

If you are part of a community group, would like to start one, if you’re providing or want to set up cultural education courses and would like help expanding the work you’re doing – or for anything else – feel free to contact Michal or Jusna for a chat.

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Michal Puzynski Community Enabler

Call: 07377 363165
Email: michal@somersetrcc.org.uk

Jusna Hussain Community Enabler

Call: 07946 461544
Email: jusna@somersetrcc.org.uk

Small Grant fund

A maximum of £500 is available. ANY community groups, charities, organisations and agencies which support or directly work with BAME communities in Somerset can apply.

Download the BAME Funding Guidelines Download the Grant Information 2020 Download the Application Form

Somerset Together Online Event – Keeping Communities Connected

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Somerset Together is an online event that celebrates the county’s vibrant cultural diversity through music, food, story-telling, dance, film and information sharing. Despite the COVID-19 emergency, the event will go ahead online on Saturday the 13thJune. The event is supported by Somerset Film, the Hinkley C Community Fund, Bridgwater Together and The Sangha House.

The organisers, Somerset Diverse Communities (part of Community Council for Somerset), have found a creative way to host the event using the video conferencing platform Zoom. Between 6pm and 8pm audiences will be able to log in online to enjoy presentations and performances from the representatives of minority communities living in Somerset.

Following on from the success of the Bridgwater Together online multicultural events in April and May, Somerset Together will bring in contributions from diverse communities living in Taunton, Yeovil, Frome, Wellington and all the areas in between.

To see the full programme and to register for the event visit the Somerset Diverse Communities Facebook page at:  www.facebook.com/SomersetDiverseCommunities or contact Michal at:  Michal@Somersetrcc.org.uk

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View our project and event photos, feel free to download for your own personal use.

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CCS Diverse Films

View our project and event films, feel free to watch and share with your friends.

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