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BME Skills Project

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The BME Skills Project is a partnership between the Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team (EYST), Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC), Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) and the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW). The project covers, Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund until December 2020.

The BME Skills Project offers help to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community groups and organisations to improve and develop, by bringing the skills and experience of BME professionals, students and graduates in the public, private and academic sectors, to become Volunteer Mentors and potentially as trustees. Project Officers will provide ongoing support (up to 9 months) to BME community groups and organisations to complete an organisational ‘health check’ using the PQASSO Essential Toolkit. The toolkit is a self-assessment process featuring a series of 10 questions / domains. The toolkit encourages organisations to establish solid foundations from which they can continue to develop and grow.

the BME Skills Project will recruit a diverse range of individuals with skills and experience in the public, private and academic sector (professionals, graduates and students) who will provide help and assistance as Volunteer Mentors (21 hours, over 6 months). Volunteer Mentors will be matched to BME community groups and organisations according to their skills, experience/expertise and interests.

If you would like to get involved, or learn more about the BME Skills Project, please contact our Project Officer Sandra Anderson on 01978 312556 or via email; sandra.anderson@avow.org

 

 

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