Friends of SMEF Membership (FREE) is open to any Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) voluntary, community and not for profit group that operates in Surrey and its surrounding borders. As a member you will help the Forum develop the voice of the BAME Voluntary and Community Sector in Surrey by:
• Participate in SMEF’s activities and events
Membership Benefits include:
• Increased public profile through membership
• Invitations to a wide range of seminars and events covering various issues of interest to BME voluntary and community organisations
• Opportunities to shape the focus of SMEF’s programme of activities through feeding back views and opinions in response to consultation
• Opportunities to participate in new initiatives and projects that SMEF is developing
• Opportunities to celebrate cultural diversity
• Opportunities to meet other members and develop new strategic operational partnerships
• Opportunities to advertise in various SMEF publications which are read across Surrey and beyond
• Opportunities to influence local policy making through the lobbying and campaigning undertaken, by SMEF, on behalf of our members
• Specialist advice on various policy issues affecting BME voluntary and community organisations
• Sign-posting to a wide range of external information sources
• Written references for members who are known and have actively contributed to the development of the Forum.
If you would like to become a member please complete the details below.