Project information

BMEYPP Black History Month Programme

To engage young people from a range of diverse backgrounds in a programme of activities commemorating and celebrating Black History Month

August 2011 - November 2011

Charity information: Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project

Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project logo
  • Need


    Members of the Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project experience racism bullying and attacks. They would like young people and wider communities to learn about achievements of Black and Minority Ethnic people and to learn about different cultures as a way of building tolerance, reducing ignorance and creating cohesion in communities.


    Young people will plan and deliver a range of activities and workshops that they will lead in generic youth clubs and centres and in schools and colleges across Brighton and Hove.

    They will also organise an event for members of the community to come together and celebrate Black History Month and will showcase diverse communities in the City.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise awareness, and celebrate Black History Month


    » Publicise and promote Black History Month through different media

    What success will look like

    Success will be... Black History Month publicity will be distributed and more people will be aware of Black History Month and will attend events and activities.

    Aim 2

    To increase knowledge of and celebrate BME communities to the development of today's society.


    » To develop a programme of educational workshops and activities to be delivered to young people in youth clubs and schools.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... Activities and workshops will take place that will encourage learning in a fun way.

    Aim 3

    Encourage interactions between members of different communities young and old.


    » Develop community events for all community members to attend.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... that events will be attended by diverse members of diverse communities.

  • Impact


    more people to be aware of Black History Month and its importance
    More people to learn about Black peoples contributions to the development of local and national society
    More young people to to learn about other cultures and traditions
    To develop the confidence and skills of the young people who are involved in delivering and developing the activities.
    We will use a range of evaluation and participative techniques and social media to gain feedback about and evaluate the programme.


    Lack of interest from young people - We have delivered aspects of this project previously and these ideas are based on ideas of young people. We are setting up a system of accreditation to encourage young people's involvement. Young people will be involved in shaping the project activities.

    Lack of interest from other youth cubs - We have involved some groups in development of project and are responding to their ideas.


    We will use social media such as Facebook and/or Twitter to provide regular updates of the development of the activities including photographs and video clips.

    We will produce an End of Project report which will be distributed to donors and stakeholders.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,935

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      Amount Heading Description
      £600 Black History Tours Mini Bus, Diesel, Refreshments x 2 Tours
      £650 Cultural Workshops Transport, Cooking Ingredients, Arts Materials x 6 workshops
      £995 BHM/Kick It Out Day Venue, referees, Kick ItOut Resources, Medals and Engraving, Food, Volunteer expenses, art materials
      £4,150 Communities Event Venue, Equipment and materials, Performers, Food, Volunteer expenses
      £540 Treasure Hunt Printing, photocopying, prizes,
  • Background


    Brighton and Hove is a Unitary Authority on the South Coast of England. There are growing populations of Black and Minority Ethnic communities who currently make up approximately 10% of the local populations. A considerable number of Black and Minority Ethnic young people live in identified areas of deprivation which are among the top 20% of deprived wards in England.


    Black and Minority Ethnic young people will benefitt through developing planning and event organising skills. Develop confidence and self esteem through leading workshops and achieve accreditation for their contributions to the project.

    The wider communities will benefit as the activities are designed to educate and inform them of their local histories, and opportunities to take part in fun and vibrant activities led by young people.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only local youth project that specifically targets Black and Minority Ethnic young people. We are a youth led organisation - young people participate in the management, development, delivery and evaluation of all activities. Our projects are developed from stated needs of young people.

    We have a proven track record of developing events with young people for the benefit of themselves and wider communities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Vannessa Crawford

    Founder and Manager Vannessa has experience of leading these types of events and activities with young people since the launch of the organisation