North West Migrants Forum

Joseph Rowntree Trust digs deep for North West Migrants Forum

THE North West Migrants Forum has received a grant of £220,000 from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

The three-year unrestricted funding will enable the charity to continue the work it does in tackling racial inequality and prejudice.

The North West Migrants Forum was founded in 2012 with the fundamental goal of supporting and advising members of black and minority ethnic communities who reside on the island of Ireland.

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust supports people and organisations that address the root causes of conflict and injustice.

Migrants Forum Director of Programmes, Lilian Seenoi Barr, Lilian Seenoi Barr, said she wanted to thank the Joseph Rowntree Trust for its continued support.

“Three years ago, after the Black Lives Matter protest, we set ourselves the challenge of creating permanent and sustainable capacity for black and minoritised people in Northern Ireland to become meaningfully involved in policy development, challenging the status quo and to campaign for their rights.

“We wanted to create networks of skills across all areas of policy and engagement, not just in Derry but across Ireland.

“Our vision for Ireland, north and south, is to be representative of all its people. This funding, for which the North West Migrants Forum is immensely grateful, will help us do that.”

A spokesperson for Joseph Rowntree added, “Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is delighted to continue to fund North West Migrants Forum with this new grant.

“Their work on highlighting and challenging the inequality and injustice associated with Common Travel Area regulations has been exemplary. We’re excited to see what they can achieve over the next three years.”

For more information contact the North West Migrants Forum on 02871 362184.