Common Cause Network

Supporting ambition, creativity, vision and leadership in BME communities

The Runnymede Trust is currently piloting support networks for Black and Minority-Ethnic (BME) individuals and groups (and/or for People of Colour) who are actively leading and developing their own projects and ideas, or founding their own organisations and businesses. The networks are seeded across 5 cities across the UK: Birmingham, Nottingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Liverpool.

We have now registered over 50 participants to our Networks, who are working on varied projects ranging from asylum seekers and refugee support groups, heritage projects, small businesses, arts projects, community theatres and festivals. All are BME people eager to make a positive impact on their communities.

Join the Common Cause Network to:

  • Gain clarity about your project or idea with peer group feedback and guidance
  • Define and take those smaller ‘next steps’ necessary to develop your project or idea
  • Improve your research, project management, fundraising and presentation skills
  • Learn more about yourself as you take on a leadership role


For more information click here, or please contact Project Manager Carol at


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