MiNet (June 2009) The Economic Downturn and the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) third sector

This piece of research highlights the specific problems London's BAME third sector face due to the economic downturn. The report draws attention to the fact the vast majority of BAME organisations across London are small and locally based, with very few being medium sized. These organisations have very little capacity, have not had the same amount of time to develop as mainstream organisations and do not have the same financial resources to fall back on. This research completed by MiNet indicates that many BAME groups have not only experienced a decrease in their main sources of income, but rather this has been coupled with an increase in demand for their services. Evidence based recommendations are put forward targeting policy makers, infrastructure organisations and funders.

On 30th June MiNet launched its report at an event held at NCVO which detailed the impact of the recession on London's BAME Third Sector.

Download the executive summary here.