We launched the 2017 Black History Month theme in February, earlier than in previous years, to give organisations and individuals ample time to to plan event and activities in line with the theme.
The theme of this year’s Black History Month is “Celebrating Communities a Tribute to Black Institutions”. The parameters set for the theme is to celebrate the many BME voluntary and community sector organisations in Croydon who have been in operation for 10 years or more. This will include organisations such as the Croydon Caribbean Credit Union which is celebration 50 years in Croydon this year.
We will be be using this opportunity to showcase the work of these organisations to the wider communities of Croydon.
Profiling your events
If you would like your event/s to be promoted by Croydon council please, for example through our website (which will go live nearer the time) and in other literature, you will need to email the details by Friday 14th July 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Some really good events have already been submitted so far. Please do keep them coming in so that your event can be publicise.
In addition, if you have any photographs from previous events or that are associated with your event that you have permission to share please send them over as they may be able to feature some in the programme.
Support from Croydon BME Forum
Croydon BME Forum will be supporting organisations to plan, promote and deliver events. We are also offering free venue for Black History events from October to December 2017.
We also offer support and advice for fundraising and securing key guests (speakers and performers) for activities.
For local funding opportunities please visit:
We look forward to all the excellent celebrations this year.