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Funder’s "Dragons" Den is back this autumn and it is better than ever!

Funders Den Event is back on November 3rd 2017 and this year it is made possible with the support of the Tudor Trust, Black Fundraisers UK (BF-UK) and the Museum of London.

Join us for an evening of information sharing and a chance to network with Funders and colleagues from the third sector at a unique and prestigious venue.

Friday November 3rd, 2017

Museum of London

4pm - 8.30pm (Refreshments will be provided)

Funders Den:...Read more

Grenfell Tower Inquiry

The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower has cost at least 80 lives, destroyed livelihoods and traumatised survivors. It has exposed the stark inequality in housing provision in Britain, with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and migrants bearing the brunt of this injustice. Holding those responsible to account is vital.

The ROTA Group and Bramley House Residents Association (BHRA) has put forward a submission to the inquiry, outlining what it thinks should be included in the terms of reference to help shape the inquiry. Now the ROTA Group and BHRA seek joint Core Participant...Read more

PPI campaign

If you’ve ever taken out a loan, mortgage, credit card, store card, or bought something on credit, such as a car, you may have been sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). If you think you have or have had PPI, you need to decide whether or not you want to complain.

There is a new deadline of 29 August 2019 to complain about the sale of a PPI policy. You will not be able to complain after this date.

The Financial Conduct Authority has all the information you need to make a decision about PPI. Visit fca.org.uk/ppi ...Read more

Free two day Equality Act training on 19th & 26th Oct. 2017

Using the Equality Act 2010

Free two day training for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities

Training Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010 19th Oct. 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Participants will:

learn who is protected under the Equality Act 2010; learn what types of behaviour and discrimination are unlawful; review their own organisation’s policies and procedures and identify any changes needed in order to comply with the Equality Act 2010;

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Voice4Change / Migrants’ Rights Network Survey

Working Across the Lines is an initiative from Voice4Change and Migrants’ Rights Network. It is a response to an increasingly powerful ‘politics of prejudice’ combining racism, anti-Muslim sentiment, anti-Semitism and xenophobia. The project aims to better understand ‘what works’ in collaborative efforts across faith, racial justice and migrants’ and/or refugee rights and to better support future combined efforts for equality.

The first step is a survey aimed at understanding the experiences of anyone working (paid or unpaid) on race equality, faith issues, migrants’ and/or...Read more

September 2017 ROTA Policy E-Newsletter

Read our latest edition HERE . This will be a quarterly newsletter full of information about our work and what is happening around the sector in relation to race equality.

If you would like to include or publicise something in our next issue, please contact the Office Manager, Saifur Valli at saifur@rota.org.uk or call 020 7697 4093.Read more

20yrs of Race on the Agenda

This year marks our 20th anniversary.

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is a social policy think tank set up in 1997, devoted to issues that affect Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in London.

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) was originally established in 1984 as Greater London Action for Racial Equality (GLARE) as a membership organisation. Our functions were to provide infrastructure support to London’s Race Equality Councils (RECs) and work closely with the Commission for Race Equality (CRE) to ensure that the Race Relations Act 1976 and the principles underlying it were...Read more

Free two day Equality Act training on 18th & 25th Sept. 2017

Using the Equality Act 2010

Free two day training for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities

Training Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010 18th Sept. 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Participants will:

learn who is protected under the Equality Act 2010; learn what types of behaviour and discrimination are unlawful; review their own organisation’s policies and procedures and identify any changes needed in order to comply with...Read more

Grenfell Tower inquiry consultation response

The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower has cost at least 80 lives, destroyed livelihoods and traumatised survivors. It has exposed the stark inequality in housing provision in Britain, with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and migrants bearing the brunt of this injustice. Holding those responsible to account is vital.

ROTA has convened an informal group of voluntary sector organisations, concerned residents and representatives of residents association in the immediate vicinity of Grenfell Tower, lawyers and academics to submit a joint-response to the public inquiry....Read more

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