CORE (Coalition of Race Equality Organisations)

CORE (formerly the Coalition of BME VCS organisations) brings together many of the UK's leading black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations for the promotion of race equality. 

The coalition includes:

  1. Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG)
  2. Blacksox
  3. Black South West Network (BSWN)
  4. BME National
  5. Council of Somali Organisations
  6. Croydon BME Forum
  7. Friends, Families and Travellers
  8. JCORE
  9. JUST West Yorkshire
  10. Lancashire BME Network
  11. Manchester BME Network
  12. Migrants' Rights Network
  13. OLMEC
  14. Operation Black Vote (OBV)
  15. Race on the Agenda (ROTA)
  16. Race Equality Foundation
  17. Runnymede Trust
  18. South Asian Health Action
  19. Voice4Change England


If you would like to join the CORE network or for more information, please contact Karun Maudgil, CORE Development Officer at

Find out more about CORE's work:


CORE Project News

Saturday, 6 February, 2021 - 16:14

CORE writes the Equality Human Rights Commission to respond to their inquiry into racial inequality in healthcare workplaces, and address a number of underlying factors which we believe are contributing to ethnic disparities within the sector....

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Tuesday, 5 January, 2021 - 17:18

The Coalition of Race Equality Organisations (CORE) writes to the Law Commission in response to their consultation on hate crime, and addresses a number of pertinent issues, in relation to current laws.  Read the full response letter...

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Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 - 18:43

CORE received a response from Public Health England in relation to its April 2020 letter addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities.  Read the response...

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Friday, 10 July, 2020 - 12:00

CORE is concerned about the announcement by the Government of a new “crossgovernmental commission” to look into racial inequalities. CORE believes that such a commission can only secure the support of BAME communities and community organisations...

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Friday, 5 June, 2020 - 15:15

CORE have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock to address the recent review by Public Health England into the racial disproportionality of COVID-19 deaths.

They argue that the government-commissioned report tells us what we already...

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