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


Find out more about CORE's work:


CORE Project News

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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Thursday, 21 May, 2020 - 11:02

During this difficult time for many organisations, we have drawn up a list of funding opportunities.  See HERE.

Thursday, 7 May, 2020 - 12:08

13 CORE members, and 4 non-CORE organisations wrote a statement that was sent to Public Health England, regarding Trevor Phillips’ prominent involvement, in the review examining the disproportionate number of BAME deaths resulting from COVID-19...

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Monday, 20 April, 2020 - 17:09

Friday 17 April 2020

Race Equality organisations write to the PM asking him to consider the racial disproportionality in the government’s response to COVID-19...

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