SMEF is delivering two projects:
‘Active Communities’ funded by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner
SMEF is now in its eighth year of serving ethnic minority communities in Surrey. We are now in a new phase of development, we have secured two year funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, to deliver activities to support our Active Communities Project. The overarching aim of this project is to empower ethnic minority communities to become more involved in their local communities and raise their voice on the issues that affect them. The outcome of this project will be a well-integrated ethnic minority community working in partnership for the benefit of all communities in Surrey.
In 2017 we will be organizing and delivering the following events and activities:
Four People’s Assembly meetings: Do come and have your say on topical issues chosen by you.
– Our very first People’s Assembly has been organised on the 2nd May to involve our all community group and explore what and how we can work together for a better future for BAME communities in Surrey.
Internet Safety and Cyber Crime: Free training for all communities
Harmful Traditional Practices: Reflective Workshops on Honour based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation & Forced Marriage
Drug and Alcohol misuse: Free Awareness Raising Sessions
Setting up SMEF as a centre for third party reporting on Hate Crime: Please support us
‘Gurkha Integration Drive’ funded by the Covenant Fund is an integration project for Gurkha veterans and their families. It is running language classes and social integration activities for the Gurkhas and the civilian community.