The British Asian Trust is excited to announce our new initiative - the British Asian Voices Community.
We are keen to get to know the South Asian diaspora in the UK better. Over the years we have built a community of leaders and philanthropists, who have engaged with the Trust and supported our work in a number of important and creative ways. Last year at the height of the pandemic in the UK we launched British Asian Heroes- a campaign to recognise the significant contributions that British Asians were making to their communities across the country. At a time where the community was disproportionately affected by COVID-19 this recognition was more important than ever.
Building on this we now want to better understand the views, needs and experiences of British Asians on a range of issues and subjects. This will help us inform our engagement with the British Asian diaspora and our advisory work with policy-makers.
We therefore invite you to be part of our very own Community. We will periodically ask you to share your thoughts. This could include taking a short survey, sharing your views via our social media or being part of smaller discussion groups (in person or online). You don't have to do everything - you can pick and choose the topics and engagements that interest you.
If you want to be part of the British Asian Voices Community click through to find out more.
By Hitan Mehta, Executive Director, British Asian Trust