About us

Background

In the Bradford district the BME sector is fairly sizeable, but, unfortunately, it is too fragmented to secure any lasting improvements to the quality of life of ethnic minority communities. COEMO aims to address this voluntary sector deficit by bringing together BME organisations and establish an effective engagement programme to improve the effectiveness of this key sector. There are over 180 BME voluntary sector organisations in Bradford & District.

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Who are we?

COEMO is an umbrella organisation and was formed in October 2000 by a number of community organisations from the black and ethnic minority voluntary sector who felt that a representative umbrella body was now crucial if the black and ethnic minority sector was to survive and develop in a climate which required an increasing amount of collective collaboration.

WHAT DO WE DO?

WHO DO WE REPRESENT?

We are currently representing views and aspirations of over 180 organisations involving the following communities:

HOW DO WE OPERATE?

The organisation has a constitution and is registered as a company limited by guarantee and a registered Charity. The management of the organisation is based on membership which annually elects a management Board (20 members). Our services are open to the entire BME sector. We have an office and paid staff. Our offices are at the Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm.