Our vision is to create a sustainable resource centre which champions the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community in Brighton and Hove and support  BME communities and their families. Our aim as an infrastructure organisation is to promote community cohesion. Staff and Trustees aim to offer affordable and welcoming space for the community,  for training, meetings and cultural events.

Our aim is to fulfil our long-term dream of opening a community cafe and to roll out a much-needed internet hub. By choosing the BMECP centre for your training and events, you will be helping us to keep the centre sustainable so that we can fund these initiatives.


As a not for profit organisation we do not have shareholders to answer to, we are funded by the Social Investment Business and Brighton and Hove City Council. When you book a room or office at the BMECP centre, the monies are reinvested back into the centre to pay for our fantastic staff, cleaners and to pay for the general running of the centre. Our overall aim is to acquire enough surplus funds to not only be sustainable but also to fund our own in house projects, including training and events to provide support for the BME community.

Helpful Heart

We aspire to be like helpers. So we serve all people. No matter their religion, ethnicity, or gender.

Possitive Thoughts

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter -Martin Luther King


We encourage people of the BME community to join forces ensuring change, positivity and hope.

Black, Minority & Ethnic Community of Brighton & Hove

We do not want to be trapped in the narrative of the past that is preventing us from realising our future together.

Social Policy Initiatives

Social Policy Initiatives

We believe in making a difference. The purpose of our projects is to create a training and resource centre that will be focused primarily but not exclusively on meeting the needs of the BME Community in Brighton.

  • Supporting those facing great disadvantage and extreme isolation.
  • Providing training and learning for individuals and groups
  • Community development, infrastructure support and enterprise services


Your contribution to BMECP goes straight to work in helping make a difference in so many people's lives in the BME community.

  • Changing the lives of those who are part of the BME community
  • Raising enough long term revenue for effective delivery of new projects


We want to do more and you can help by committing just a small fraction.

  • Creating waves of change
  • Reaching out and engaging with the BME community
  • Providing various volunteering opportunities


The Trustees & Staff who keep our vision alive

Chandrakant Mehta

Board of Trustees - Member

Patrick Chilufya

Board of Trustees - Treasurer

Beresford Moyle Rosser

Board of Trustees - Member

Chander Jain

Board of Trustees - Member

Dr Cyprian Njue

Board of Trustees - Member

Adeola Ojeniyi

Board of Trustees - Member

Dr Hong Lu

Board of Trustees - Member

Farah Mohebati

Board of Trustees - Member

Esther Ekpo

Board of Trustees - Chairman

Michelle Hayward

Finance & Administrative Officer

Tracie Wright

Office Administrator

Pravin Limbachia

Administrative Assistant


Become an intricate part of the BMECP Centre today. We are always looking for Volunteers to help assist with different areas of our projects.