Andy Gregg to retire as CEO of ROTA in August

After seven years as head of ROTA Andy Gregg has announced that he will be retiring at the end of August. Ali Ahmed, ROTA’s Chair during this period said “Regrettably I am sorry to announce Andy’s departure from ROTA. Andy continued to build our work on put race equality at the centre of the policy agenda, he helped expand our partnerships and collaboration with front line BAMER communities. Since taking office as a ROTA CEO in 2010, Andy developed the organisation and commitment to challenging all forms of racism. We will miss him and wish him all the best.”

ROTA’s Board of...Read more

CRÈME Media training workshop - Raising the local profile of your organisation

In the post-COVID world, businesses have closed, people have lost their jobs, and charities are struggling to survive. Will these smaller charities survive the lockdown, and will they still be solvent when the lockdown finally ends?

At this critical time, it is vital for organisations to raise their profile and create fresh income streams. This media training workshop will focus on how to raise the visibility of your organisation – even if you are not currently doing much in the way of service delivery!

So how do you raise your visibility? In two ways – on-line and I.R.L. (...Read more

CORE statement: Trevor Phillips’ involvement in the review to examine the disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths within BAME communities

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.

Read the statement HERE .

Read the reply received from Public Health England...Read more

ROTA & Runnymede Trust: Policy Officer vacancy

The Runnymede Trust and Race on the Agenda (ROTA) are looking to hire a joint Policy Officer.

Salary Grade: £25,000 - £27,000 depending on experience.

Conditions: This role will be located 3 days per week at the Runnymede Trust and 2 days at ROTA, with Runnymede as the primary employer

Terms: This is a full time, 1 year fixed-term role with a possibility of extension depending on further funding

The role will involve raising awareness of racial equality issues in policy and Parliament; co-ordinating...Read more

Consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020

The Government is consulting on the 'Exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020. ROTA is very concerned that the guidance does not adequately address the disproportionate impact the new arrangements may have on certain groups of BAME pupils, those who are socio-economically disadvantaged, and those who share other protected characteristics. The Coalition for Race Equality Organisation (CORE) shares ROTA's concerns and support ROTA's recommendations to the consultation response. Read ROTA's...Read more

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


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

A coalition of 21 race equality organisations (collectively known as CORE) have written to the Prime Minister expressing their concerns over the government’s response to the COVID19 pandemic.

The members of CORE have become aware that particular groups (namely Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities) are at greater risk from...Read more

March 2020 ROTA Policy E-Newsletter

Read the latest March edition of our Policy E-Newsletter now available HERE . This is our quarterly newsletter full of information about our work, our partners/supporters and what is happening around the sector in relation to race equality.

If you have something you would like to include and publicise in our next issue, scheduled for May 2020, please contact the Office Manager, Saifur Valli at saifur@...Read more

Report arguing the case for refugee-led mental health services


Hardly Hard to Reach: towards refugee-led service provision is the newly released report detailing findings from Race On The Agenda ’s (ROTA) three-year Active Lives, Healthy Minds project.

The project assisted partnership organisations and the community members they support in developing holistic, intersectional projects and activities to support their mental health and wellbeing in a culturally sensitive and non-stigmatising way.

The project supported...Read more

Avocado+ Funders Den 2019 hailed as a great success

This year, the Avocado+ event was held in the prestigious surroundings of London’s Living Room at City Hall on 4th October 2019.

The idea of the event was for six small Black, Asian, Minority-ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) charity and voluntary organisations to pitch their business ideas to the representatives of funding bodies assembled on the night – in a similar style to the BBC TV programme the Dragon’ Den. The organisation with the presentation that appealed to the panel of funders the most, would be awarded a package of assistance.

The event was hosted by the Deputy Mayor...Read more


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