Our Community engagement programme is a 3-year project to develop activities across the city throughout the year using the annual Festival as a focal point for bringing communities together in celebration of their diversity.
The key aims of the project are:
- Provide more opportunities for everyday interaction between host communities and refugees and asylum seekers to help prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation.
- To enable host communities to have the confidence and knowledge to engage with refugee and asylum seekers in their area, enabling them to create places of welcome and inclusion.
- Encourage refugees and asylum seekers to contribute their skills, knowledge and experience to their local community.
- To animate local community spaces with vibrant events for all ages and backgrounds.
We are currently working in a number of areas within Bristol, but would like to encourage more communities to get involved. We can offer support, advice and training to communities. If you are a community hub or group please get in touch with our engagement team to get involved!