Race on the Agenda

Minority Network (MiNet)

MiNet is London's only Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) regional infrastructure network which was established in 1999. MiNet carries out invaluable representation and advocacy to influence policy on issues which impact London's BAME third sector and the communities they serve.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1064975)




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



MiNet (Minority Network) was set up in 1999 as the London BAME strand of the Cabinet Office funded regional third sector infrastructure network and has been facilitated and hosted on behalf of London's BAME third sector by ROTA since 2002. The project exists to provide a coordinating role for many of London's BAME third sector organisations, and to take forward the interests and concerns of London's BAME third sector to be voiced at a strategic policy level. By using established networks, MiNet plays a crucial role in engaging London's BAME third sector to bring policy issues onto the ROTA policy programme. An example of this is MiNet's research into the Impact of the Recession on the BAME third sector. Another example is MiNet's contribution towards promoting BAME third sector engagement in Every Child Matters Agenda. MiNet's activities are directed and scrutinised by an Advisory Group of ten representatives from BAME organisations from across London. Present activities carried out by MiNet include research and representation for the BAME third sector around the recession, strengthening and supporting London's local and sub-regional BAME networks. Another important feature of MiNet's work over the next two years will involve information dissemination to London's BAME third sector on issues surrounding the Single Equailty Bill.