Small Toolkit Workshop at EMC on Wednesday 12th June for 1.30-3.30pm

We want your views on the draft small toolkit which is being developed by the Transforming Local Infrastructure Partnership

You will be paid £25.00 to attend. Payment made via your organisations bank account.  Only ten places available.  To book email sperveen@ethnicminoritycouncil.org to book your place or leave a message on 01902 313 052.

The next Wolverhampton International Links Association Meeting 

  • Sat 13th July – Open Meeting 10 – 12 come along to showcase your international links
 Wolverhampton International Links Association meetings are held at  Wolverhampton Civic Centre on Saturday mornings 10 – 12, with refreshments from 9.30am, every other month to showcase our City’s International Links. Please use the back entrance past the Registry Office. During the next year we will be identifying international links to include in next years Civic Awards for International Links, so we want to hear about your links and tell you about the great Awards event if you didn’t manage to make it.
Sat 9th February – check WILA website
Sat 16th March – included showcasing  The Haven‘s links with Nigeria, the  Brinsford  Malaya project – that brought teachers from Malaysia here to train from 1955 – 64 and  International School Links

Sat 13th July – Open Meeting 10 – 12 come along to showcase your international links

  • Sat 21st September- Open Meeting 10 – 12 come along to showcase your international links
  • Sat 23rd November- Open Meeting 10 – 12 come along to showcase your international links

We will also set up meetings in between, at times that may suit some organisations better eg Friday evenings – contact Liz Millman WILA Co-ordinator for more details on 01902 429185 or 07711 569 489

CFED/ Service through Partnership
Presents A Breakfast reflection
How can 3rd sector organisations be more entrepreneurial?
Time: 7.30 – 9.30am
Date: Friday 14th June 2013
At: The Brambles, 2 Priory Road, Dudley DY1 1HH
A continental breakfast will be served
The third sector is in transition.  As funding shifts away from grants to contracts, face 2 stark choices.  One option is to move towards a voluntary model which requires little or no funding.  The other is to develop social enterprises and compete with private sector business to deliver public services.  The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 requires local authorities and other commissioners of public services to consider how they can improve the social impact of their public service contracts before they start the procurement process.  It is expected that the Act will open up opportunities for third sector organisations to help deliver better public services.  However, if third sector organisations are to benefit from these opportunities there are challenges to overcome.The Breakfast Reflection will consider what these challenges are and what we can do to transform the mind set of third sector organisations towards more entrepreneurial thinking and the changes needed to enable more commercial operations.

Presenters: Dr Yeow Poon and David Olatundun
Yeow has over 20 years experience of a wide range of governance, capacity building, management and leadership development in the public, voluntary and business sector. He specialises in organisation development and institution strengthening, strategy and change management, business planning and performance management, human resource management learning and development and programme design, management and evaluation. David has over 14 year’s hands-on experience of working in all sectors. He supports voluntary and community organisations to develop and implement strategy for income generating ventures in a bid for to become self sustainable.
This is a FREE event and limited to 30 places
To reserve a place email: anna.wilkes@cfed.org.uk or call 01384 456166

Make:Shift Get-Together

In the lead up to the Make:Shift event on 9th November 2013, we’re going to be holding a series of get-togethers to support you to develop your ideas to change your street, your community or your city, (the main focus of Make:Shift). These get-togethers will be very informal. We’ll be making sure that everyone gets a cup of tea and a light snack.

You might have got an idea that you’d like to discuss at Make:Shift. We’ll give you the space to share this with other people. Or perhaps you’d rather have a general discussion about a range of ideas. That’s equally fine. Whatever you decide, we’ll be there to support you.

The first one is going to be on Thursday 27th June from 6:00 p.m.

To book your free ticket and to find out more details go to http://makeshiftgettogether.eventbrite.com

I’ll look forward to seeing you there

 Samantha Axtell, Consultation and Community Involvement Officer

Tel: (+44) 1902 554918 

Together We Can 2013 – Building a joint future

Networker and Conference for the Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector

Wednesday, 4 September, 9.45- 4pm, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton

For community groups, charities, social enterprises and others working in, and alongside, the voluntary sector in Wolverhampton

Keynote speakers – Networking and collaboration – Practical workshops – Free professional advice – New Resources Launch – Exhibitions – Social Media

Join us for all, or any part of the day. Organised by the Wolverhampton Transforming Local Infrastructure project

 Contact Helen to reserve a place on Helen@access2business.co.uk



Equality and Diversity Centre
Venue for Hire:
Meeting, Training, Conference or a Celebration?
The Equality and Diversity Centre is a cost effective, fully equipped training facility it provides an ideal, easily accessible space for
small to medium sized events. Located centrally we are easily
accessible from Wolverhampton Town Centre and the main A
roads into Wolves.
Facilities include:
Choice of rooms;
-1 Meeting room for up to 14 people
-2 Training room for up to 45 people
-Break out rooms
Fully equipped spaces;
-Flexible table/chair layout -Flip charts Broadband Internet access
-Modern Office Furniture
-Seating area in kitchen Catering on request
Photocopying FacilitiesAmple Parking available

Office space is also available  
To book or view our facilities,
simply give us a call on 01902 313 052.
Or email sperveen@ethnicminoritycouncil.org and our friendly staff
and volunteers will be there to help.
Equality and Diversity


The Equality Act has been simplified to bring all previous equalities legislation into one act that protects the rights of individuals from unfair treatment whilst promoting a fair and equal society for all.

The legislation that the Equality Act 2010 has merged are:

  • the Equal Pay Act 1970
  • the Sex Discrimination Act 1975
  • the Race Relations Act 1976
  • the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003
  • the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
  • the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
  • the Equality Act 2006, part 2
  • the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007.

British Sikh Report 2013

The British Sikh report was published in June 2013. It is the first strategic document of its kind, aimed at Local and Central Government and national institutions, which highlights the thoughts and aspirations of the British Sikh community in the 21st Century. Compiled by a collective of British Sikh professionals and academics, it is based on quantitative research and will be used to help meet the Sikh community’s wants and needs.

Please follow the link

How to influence

Voice4Change has lauched the new ‘how to’ guide to lobbying and influencing politicans. ‘Lobbying Politicans and Policy Makers; 


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