D R A F T
BME Voice and Influence Advisory group
Terms of reference
The purpose of the Black and Minority led voice and influence
(BME V&I) Advisory group will support the BME V&I project. The
project aim is to improve communication structures and
relationships so BME-led organisations will have a stronger voice
and be better able to influence how decisions are made.
The steering group will bring wider understanding to the concerns
and issues affecting BME V&I groups, be updated on progress,
support ideas and find solutions, where possible, for:
• developing robust structures for BME groups to connect and
• developing a stronger voice for BME groups and
• increasing collective processes to influence.
The BME V&I Advisory group should not be too large and will be
comprised of the project worker, a representative of Voscur staff,
Bristol City Council, and members supporting BME-led groups.
Should additional expertise be needed, the group will seek to
involve more people.
The chair will be selected from the group and will be independent
The BME V&I Advisory group will meet quarterly for two hours at a
community venue or Royal Oak House.
Voscur will be responsible for the servicing and administration of
the group. The work will be delivered by the BME V&I Community