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Free School Monitoring Project

Following a successful pilot conducted in late 2011, ROTA is now extending the Free School monitoring survey.

If you are involved (or have been) in proposing a free school, please take this opportunity to share your views and experiences of the application process. Your responses will provide important information that will contribute to a better understanding of equalities issues in Free Schools.

We hope that our research will help us to support:

Free schools to deliver inclusive services Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community groups who are looking to set...Read more

தமிழ் மக்களின் குடியேற்றம் தொடர்பாக கூறப்படாத உண்மைக் கதைகள்

நீங்கள் லண்டனில் வாழும் ஸ்ரீ லங்கா நாட்டைச் சேர்ந்த தமிழ் இனத்தவரா? நீங்கள் அல்லது உங்களது பெற்றோர் இலங்கையில் இருந்து பிரித்தானிய நாட்டிற்குக்குடிபெயர்ந்தவர்களா?

அப்படியாயின் உங்களது அனுபவத்தைக் குறிக்கும் கதை பலரது கூறப்படாத அனுபவங்களில் ஒன்றாக இருக்கலாம்.

உங்களது அனுபவங்கள் தமிழ் மக்களின் சரித்திரத்தில் ஒரு முக்கிய பகுதியாகும்.

பிரித்தானிய நாட்டில் உங்கள் வாழ்க்கையை அமைத்துக்கொள்வதற்கு நீங்கள் முகம் கொடுத்த போராட்டங்களை இளம் சந்ததியினர் அறிந்துகொள்வதற்காக இவைகள் எழுத்து மூலமாகவும் ஒலிநாடாக்களிலும் பதிந்துகொள்ளப்படும்.

உங்களது அனுபவத்தைக் குறிக்கும்...Read more

London Tamil oral history project wins Heritage Lottery Fund support


The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant to Race on the Agenda (ROTA), in partnership with the Tamil Community Centre (Hounslow), to carry out an innovative one-year oral history project with the Tamil community in London. The project, called ‘Through the generations: untold stories of Tamil migration’, will give different generations of Sri Lankan Tamils in London the opportunity to contribute to the first ever oral history of its kind.

Little has been done to...Read more

Volunteer with the Tamil oral history project

Through the generations: Tamil oral history project, a one-year oral history project supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, is currently recruiting volunteers to help document the narratives and experiences of the Tamil community in London.

The project, jointly delivered by Race on the Agenda and the Tamil Community Centre, is looking for volunteers with an interest in oral history, Tamil history and culture, diaspora and migration studies, social media, documentary film or social policy to join our mixed-media research team.

Through the...Read more

Dr Richard Stone OBE

Dr Richard Stone is a medical doctor who also has extensive experience working against social exclusion, homelessness, and in the grant making charitable sector. He is a leading expert in social cohesion, anti-racism, and Islamophopia, and is a regular speaker around Europe at conferences on these topics.

Richard was a panel member of the 1997/99 Home Office inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. He served as a Cabinet Advisor to the Mayor of London, President of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, and spent 5 years on the Runnymede ‘Commission on British Muslims and...Read more

ROTA comment on London Councils decision to cut London VCS funding

This week London Councils voted to cut funding for over 200 groups working with London's most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents. Organisations placed in category's B and C will lose funds in June.

This cut will reduce the current London Boroughs Grant Scheme from £26.4 million to a core scheme of £9.875 million - a cut of £16.875 million, or 63.5%. Borough Leaders will be free to use the saved funds for any purpose they want.

ROTA appreciates the recognition by London Councils that supporting historically excluded groups goes beyond borough boundaries. Thus the...Read more