News & Events


Thursday 11 November 6pm - 7pmNBCT Wider Membership Meeting

Hosted by NBCT

Dear NBCT Members,

The next Wider Membership meeting is on the 11th November 2021 at 6.00-7.30pm.

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Meeting ID: 685 976 3669

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This is an important meeting so please encourage your organisation representatives to attend. We are pleased to say that Jo Barret and Kerry Purnell, Assistant Directors for Housing and Communities from West and North Northamptonshire Councils will be attending the meeting to discuss their corporate plans and grants policies. We are also pleased to say that Dr Sen from Public Health will be present to discuss about the Covid conditions in Northamptonshire.

Please find attached the agenda for the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

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Previous events

Thursday 14 October 2pmHate Crime - VCSE Organisations

Hosted by Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Hosted by Northamptonshire Community Foundation, this session will be delivered by Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council.

Voluntary and community organisation’s as trusted groups in the community, may very well experience service users disclosing bad experiences that they have had. This may include abuse or harassment that they have experienced in their neighbourhoods, accessing goods and services, at school or on public transport.

Come along to this session to learn more about how to identify and report a hate incident.

The session will focus on counteracting hate as part of everyone’s responsibility, not just those who it may be targeted towards, and how everyone can get involved in reporting to help build a stronger society and create greater links between communities.

The event is being held online via Zoom on Thursday 14 October at 2pm.

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Tuesday 12th October 2pmBlack History Month Webinar

Hosted by Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Join us this October to help celebrate Black History Month – Proud To Be – a national festival of celebration this month. We will be celebrating some of the Black organisations Northamptonshire Community Foundation has funded over the past 20 years.

We will be hosting a webinar on 12 October where we will hear from local Black community groups and charities and the activities of their organisation, their development , the current needs and their hopes for the future.

Our guest speakers for the event will include Morcea Walker MBE, DL of Northampton Carnival Arts Consortium and Northamptonshire Black History Association, and Anne Wankiiri of United African Association.

The event is being held online via Zoom on Tuesday 12 October at 2pm.

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Vacancy - Closing Tuesday 12 OctoberDiversity and Inclusion Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Voice for Victims and Witnesses in Northamptonshire

Are you an exceptional communicator? Have you got significant experience of supporting Black, Asian and other minority communities and building their trust in services? Are you a proactive advocate for individuals and communities that are often not heard, or experience barriers accessing services?

Voice for Victims and Witnesses in Northamptonshire are recruiting for a Diversity and Inclusion Independent Domestic Violence Advisor whose focus will be to develop links with Black, Asian and other minority communities, to encourage reporting of domestic abuse and to support people with accessing services that best meet their needs.

Find out more >

Friday 1 October 9.30am – 2pmWe’re all in this Together

Hosted by St Andrews

You are warmly invited to attend ‘We’re all in this together’, a virtual event in commemoration of Black History Month, hosted by St Andrews. The agenda includes an array of inspirational speakers, discussing topics such as equality and inclusion, plus a whole host of incredible achievements. Each session will be followed by time for questions, enabling attendees to explore each conversation in greater depth, share experiences and learn as a collective.

Contact Cheryl Nyabezi –

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15th August 2021 - 12:00-17:00Asha Deep Wellbeing Mela

Hosted by Asha Deep

The event this weekend will include health checks, acting workshops, vegetarian food, yoga, dancing & much more! Please do join us at the Hindu Community Centre, Wellingborough for a range of exciting activities and sessions.

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23rd June 2021Launch of Asha Deep Diabetes Programme

Northamptonshire has one of the highest rates of diabetes and obesity and in particular the South Asian Community is particularly susceptible.

On 23 June Asha Deep in partnership with SAHA – South Asian Health Action group launched its project – a 12 week programme to raise awareness of how to prevent and manage diabetes. It is a unique programme in that it is culturally sensitive catering for the needs of the community – both in terms of the delivery, content and resources provided.

Learn more on their facebook page >

12th June 2021UAA Vaccination Clinic

On Saturday 12 June a vaccination clinic was organised as part of a project between Public Health England, Support Northamptonshire’s Community Champions project and the United African Association. The aim was to enable anybody, regardless of their immigration status to have the vaccine, should they wish to do so. The vaccine was available to anyone over 18 at the popup clinic, no appointment was necessary. The pop-up clinic was done in a neutral venue, in a location where there was a large African, African-Caribbean and Asian population and one that was easily accessible by many people. The event was publicised by Councillor Tony Aslam as well as within the BAME networks.

A small team of community champions were on hand to reassure the visiting public and to assist with handing out the medical questionnaires.

On the day a total of 59 people of all ages, races and religions came to have their vaccine. Such was the popularity of the event that within 3 hours the allocated doses had ran out. We look forward to setting other pop-up vaccination centres in Wellingborough and other locations in the county.

Learn more about UAA >

8th June 2021NBCT Launch

We had around 50 attendees for our virtual project launch on June 8th from organisations county-wide. We received positive feedback on the session with some excellent ideas being brought to the table.

Email us to watch the virtual session.