Regional Roadshow: Agbero 2100: North West

February 14th, 2024 5PM - 8.30PM

Cotton Court Business Centre

Cotton Court

The Ainsworth Suite



Register for this event

The second of our regional roadshows takes place in the North West region and is hosted by Lancashire BME Network. This event will focus on one of the six key topics identified in ‘A Place to Call Home 2.0’ - Operation and Infrastructure. Application guidance for the Agbero 2100 programme will also be provided.

What is Agbero 2100?

Agbero 2100 is an exciting programme that will offer opportunities for Black and racially minoritised leaders to:

  • Build sustainable infrastructure

  • Redevelop community assets

  • Grow intergenerational leadership

  • Promote local enterprise

What are the eligibility criteria for Agbero 2100?

The eligibility criteria to apply for long term support through the Agbero 2100 Programme starting in April 2024 are as follows:

- Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisation

- More than 75% of Trustees and 50% of staff members (including senior) from Black and racially minoritised communities

- Rent, lease or own a community space

- Minimum turnover of £100K

- Able to allocate team members to engage with the Agbero 2100 Programme

Applications will open on the 18th of January 2024 and close on the 15th of March 2024

Agbero 2100 Context:

Agbero 2100 is a response to the persistent challenges faced by Black and racially minoritised communities in the UK. The Ubele Initiative's previous research, 'A Place to Call Home' (2015), revealed 54% of survey respondents from 150 community assets across the UK indicated their buildings had insecure futures. From this work, Ubele have been able to map the inequitable relationship between enterprise, community assets and access to social investment - variables that structure the racialised process of urban development within metropolitan centres where our communities reside.

Therefore, based on a updated version of this report titled, A Place to Call Home 2.0 (2023), Agbero 2100 builds on this work, but also responds to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on our communities, the wider systemic analysis since the murder of George Floyd in 2020, and the growing awareness of how racial inequalities restrict Community Wealth Building within Black and racially minoritised communities.

Agbero 2100 is jointly funded by Propel London and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and supported by The Phoenix Way.

The Ubele Initiative and our work in Community Wealth Building receives core funding from The Oak Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund.

For more information about the Agbero 2100 programme, please visit:

Contact for any specific inquiries

We look forward to seeing you there!

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