CORE (Coalition of Race Equality Organisations)

CORE, the Coalition of Race Equality Organisations, is comprised of a number of the leading organisations within the UK Black Asian and Minority Ethnic, voluntary and community sector. CORE acts as a collective voice to lobby government, influence policy, and raise awareness of issues of inequality that permeate society. Priority areas include housing, health, criminal justice, education, employment, and political engagement and representation.

The Secretariat for CORE is provided by a partnership between Race on the Agenda (ROTA) and Voice4Change England (V4CE).  The two organisations have close ties and significant experience of servicing networks of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic led organisations to campaign on race equality issues.

CORE’s current membership is outlined below:

  1. Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE)
  2. Action for Race Equality
  3. Black South West Network
  4. Blacksox
  5. BME National
  6. BRAP
  7. Caribbean and African Health Network
  8. Council of Somali Organisations
  9. Croydon BME Forum
  10. Friends, Families and Travellers
  11. Greater Manchester BAME Network
  12. JCORE
  13. Lancashire BME Network
  14. Migrants’ Rights Network
  15. NHS BME Network
  16. OLMEC
  17. Operation Black Vote
  18. Positive Action in Housing
  19. Race on the Agenda
  20. Race Equality Foundation
  21. Race Equality Matters
  22. Runnymede Trust
  23. South Asian Health Action
  24. Steering Group for London Race Equality Councils
  25. The Traveller Movement
  26. Ubele
  27. UKREN
  28. Voice4Change England


In 2020/2021, CORE has responded to a number of government consultations, and co-ordinated open letters to the government (initiated by individual members), on issues including:

  • Institutional racism in the Home Office, in response to the Windrush Lessons Learned Review publication.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the BAME VCS sector
  • Supporting vulnerable migrants during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Race bias in predicted GCSE and A-Level Grades
  • The Criminalisation of trespass and eviction of unauthorised camps, and the adverse impact on the Gypsy and Traveller community

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


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CORE Project News

Tuesday, 16 March, 2021 - 18:37

On Tuesday March 16th, CORE in collaboration with Caribbean & African Health Network, held a national public event to engage the Black and Asian communities about COVID-19 vaccines. 

Over 200 people across the UK attended the live...

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Tuesday, 16 March, 2021 - 12:14

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been well documented that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups have been disproportionately impacted in terms of higher infection, hospitalisation and death rates.

Read the Coalition of Race Equality...

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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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