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Croydon BME (black & minority ethnic) Forum is the umbrella organisation for Croydon’s Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector; engaging people, building capacity, and promoting equality and cohesion.

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During the current circumstances beyond our control Croydon BME Forum have had to take the difficult decision to postpone our events/ workshops and meetings.
The forum can assure that the events/ workshops and meetings will go ahead as soon as it is safe to do so.

Use the social Media links for Croydon BME Forum.
Currently we are working on using these platform to update the BME Croydon community.

Facebook   fb.me/CroydonBMEForum
Instagram  @CroydonBMEForum
Twitter       @CroydonBMEForum   

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Working to empower Croydon’s BME communities to contribute towards policy development and decision making in order to ensure equal access to services as well as development of culturally sensitive services.

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Building bridges within and between communities and providing a strategic equality function in Croydon within the framework of the Equality Act 2010 and Croydon Strategic Partnership.

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Empowering BME voluntary and community sector organisations; and social enterprises in developing their people, systems and structures so that they are better able to deliver quality services to their users.

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Croydon BME Forum is the only umbrella organisations for Croydon’s BME VCO. We have been operating in the borough since 2002 and have built up a strong membership as well as an excellent track record of delivering capacity building interventions.

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Our Thematic Groups

The BME Thematic Groups were created to bring likeminded individuals together to discuss ways to combat impacting areas of focus within the community to achieve a safer and enriched environment. 

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Community Directory

This community directory comprises over 80 Croydon based Voluntary sector organisations categories into key themes, Croydon BME Forum hope to have created the most up to date data within the voluntary sector.
(Dec 2018)

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Croydon Figures

BME Communities Organisations worked with over past 8 years
Supported 98 groups with Capacity Building
Young people aged 11-19 in Croydon
People that may be affected by Mental Health in Croydon


“The BME Health & Wellbeing Event was a very useful and informative event about different health issues e.g. stress, bad sleep, exercise and blood pressure.”

Mary Cameron, Visitor

Croydon BME Forum has been very helpful to myself and others of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds. It’s an interactive forum with training facilities and puts on events that are informative and affective to the BME community.

Marcia Elliott,

The BME Forum helped me start my company and helped me with funding bids over the years.. We have also been able to train my Trustees and staff over the years

Amanda Jeffers



Contact Us

General Contact

56a Mitcham Road
Telephone: 020 8684 3719
Email: info@bmeforum.org

Opposite Kwik Fit and BP Petrol Station Corner of Albion Street

Travel information
Buses: 264
Train: Nearest Train or Tram Stop: West Croydon