| Managed by the BDA (who
have over 5 years of experience in working in real partnership with
local people, members, voluntary organisations, statutory bodies etc.)
have responded to the key concerns in the URBAN area of a lack of
funding, premises, training and support to develop and regenerate
The primary aims have involved:
- bringing together Black
Voluntary and Community sector organisations under one roof
- become a 'one-stop-shop'
delivering relevant services, advice and support by being seen
as a focus and hub for locally based Black people and Black Voluntary
- improving the quality
of the building to a point where it can be a potential 'Centre
of Excellence' for Black groups.
In addition to providing
services such as training, capacity building, networking and organisational
facilities, the refurbished building also offers space
for four local Black organisations, including BDA, and office space
for up to 30 Black Community organisations and conference facilities
and seminar/ meeting rooms.
This is a very ambitious
partnership led project that will do much for local Black groups,
both in the voluntary and community sectors, by establishing itself
'under one roof'. This expanding resource centre will create opportunities
such as New Deal Welfare to Work, new jobs and start-up businesses.
All underpinned with a 'One Community-One Aim' philosophy.
Being self-run and having
a cross-partnership focus will ensure ongoing success in the years
to come through a taking of responsibility by the local communities.
This project completed on 1st November 2000 and has created 14 jobs, assisted 53 organisations via Capacity buildings measures and established 4 local Partnerships and networks.
"Building a new centre for the community"
For more information contact Monira Ahmed Chowdhury, Project Manager:
Tel: (0117) 9396645
Fax: (0117) 9396646
Black Resource Centre,
Russell Town Avenue,
Other Projects Being Funded
Bristol URBAN Programme