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Acas stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. We aim to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. We help with employment relations by supplying up-to-date information, independent advice and high quality training, and working with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.



The Black Training and Enterprise Group was established in 1991 by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and a group of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) voluntary organisations. In 1996, BTEG registered as a charity (No 1056043) and company limited by guarantee (No 3203812). BTEG plays a unique role by supporting BAME civil society organisations, providing a national voice and promoting equality, inclusion, collaboration and entrepreneurship in BAME communities. BTEG is a respected and resilient organisation and celebrates its 21st anniversary this year.



We are here to provide a voice for businesspeople and their businesses on a national and international level. We speak for more than 240,000 companies of every size, including many in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 350, mid-caps, SMEs, micro businesses, private and family owned businesses, start-ups, and trade associations. We deliver results for business by lobbying and campaigning, Our lobbying and campaigning helps keep business interests at the heart of policy in Westminster, the devolved administrations, across the UK regions and internationally.


City Bridge Trust

City Bridge Trust is the grant-making arm of Bridge House Estates. It was established to make use of funds surplus to bridge requirements and provides grants totalling around £15m per year towards charitable activity benefitting Greater London.



Clinks supports, represents and campaigns for the Voluntary and Community Sector working with offenders. Clinks aims to ensure the Sector and all those with whom they work, are informed and engaged in order to transform the lives of offenders.


Department for International Development (DFID)

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.


Department of Business innovation and Skills:     

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.


Department of Education:    

We are responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.           


Department of Health:

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.


Federation of Small Businesses

The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political. The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.


Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

The FCO promotes British interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.

We are responsible for:

•safeguarding Britain’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict

•building Britain’s prosperity by increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth

•supporting British nationals around the world through modern and efficient consular services


Home Office:      

The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.



We work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.


London Voluntary Service Council

LVSC is the collaborative leader of London's voluntary and community sector. We support London's 60,000 voluntary and community organisations to improve the lives of Londoners.


London Volunteering Centre

Volunteer Centres (VCs) are local agencies that promote volunteers and volunteering. In London they are borough based and normally work with people living, working or studying in the borough, and support organisations operating or wanting to recruit locally. Volunteer Centres offer a brokerage service, matching volunteers to local organisations.


National Housing Federation:  

The National Housing Federation is the voice of affordable housing in England. We believe that everyone should have the home they need at a price they can afford.

That’s why we represent the work of housing associations and campaign for better housing. Our members provide two and a half million homes for more than five million people. And each year they invest in a diverse range of neighbourhood projects that help create strong, vibrant communities.        


Race on the Agenda

ROTA's policy work is evidence based in the sense that everything we do is informed by the views and real life experiences of BAME communities and the organisations that are set up to serve them. We collect this evidence through:

1. In-depth, research reaching the most marginalised groups in the country

2. The ROTA based networks of MiNet and TJF

3. National and regional events, consultations and conferences

4. The ROTA membership to national and regional policy and decision making bodies

5. Working in partnership with others.


Runnymede Trust

Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. We generate intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.

Runnymede is working to build a Britain in which all citizens and communities feel valued, enjoy equal opportunities, lead fulfilling lives, and share a common sense of belonging.


Trust for London

We are a charitable organisation that exists to reduce poverty and inequality in London. We do this by funding the voluntary and community sector and others, as well as by using our own expertise and knowledge to support work that tackles poverty and its root causes.