Ongoing projects:

1. Community Table – a series of cultural events in 2024!

The second event (European Cultural Day) is fast approaching, last chance to register on Eventbrite!

Please check out the calendar of the events and get in touch if you would like to get involved in the Programme, either with songs, dancing, cultural artefacts exhibition, folk costumes or providing traditional food and drinks (non-alcoholic only, please). We can cover your costs and we are also open to all your ideas, as well!

Please also share this poster with your friends and loved ones, these events are free and open to the wider Canterbury District community! Registration for participation takes place on Eventbrite! Volunteering for the event is discussed separately, with the organisers.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at our Community Table events!

The first event, the International Mother Language was attended by over 90 guests.

Project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, we are very grateful.

2 Outreach and workshops to raise awareness of Type 2 Diabetes

We aim raise awareness of type 2 diabetes within the BAME communities  (Bangladeshi, Indian, Chinese, Black African and Caribbean communities) in the Canterbury District.
The aims of the project include:
• to reduce one or more risk factors for type 2 diabetes among members of the community,
• to improve awareness of the key diabetes messages
• to increase accessibility to the services offered
• to address any misconceptions about the risk of diabetes

EMIC is very grateful for the funding received from the Channel Ports Community Fund and  Kent Community Fund (KCF).


Completed projects:

1. EMIC Community Space – focusing on the Cost of Living, completed at the end of March 2024

Do you need advice on how to access services that will help you with the cost of living, or to get a better job? Come and speak with our Community Workers, experts and volunteers, we are open every Tuesday (details in the poster below) until the end of March 2024. We encourage you to text or email us if you want to find out more and to let us know that you plan to visit our centre. Please share with your friends, colleagues or family members who are in need of support!

EMIC is very grateful for the funding received from the Canterbury City Council.


2. BLOG: Talk in inequality – a partnership funded by NIHR between EMIC and other important community organisations in the South-East – Available online, recorded in 2023

By Dr Anusree Biswas Sasidharan, Director, Bridging Change (left) and Lillian Ndawula, Development Worker (volunteer), Ethnic Minorities in Canterbury (right).

Over the last three years, we as community organisations and NIHR partners in the south east – have had a lot of robust conversations about health inequalities, experienced by racialised minority ethnic communities and organisations. And, as a partnership, we received some money from the NIHR’s Reaching Out funding programme to explore barriers to involvement and participation in research and how we might address them. As a part of Reaching Out programme we had an online consensus workshop; held numerous meetings; and led a series of local outreach events, to explore how health and social care research could be improved.

More details to be found here: BLOG: Talk In Equality (