It can also adversely affect the sustainability of some organisations, for example, where no agency takes responsibility for supplying core funding. Organisations in the two case study areas were interviewed in greater depth, together with a survey of 300 black and minority ethnic residents and semi-structured interviews with 50 mainstream agencies and funders. The sampling frame for the postal survey was created by compiling a database of 4,000 groups through contacts with local authorities, community relations councils, minority ethnic groups themselves and other bodies. Respondents who were aware of organisations suggested that they should "move away from the back streets" and locate themselves where they were easily accessible to the greatest number of people. Of those people who did know of these organisations, roughly half expressed doubts as to their efficiency and effectiveness, although this was often seen as being due to a lack of resources. Recent years have seen a growing interest in the role of black and minority ethnic-led voluntary and community organisations. A significant minority, however, saw better management as being necessary for sustainability, as was the need to "improve their image". It is estimated (on the basis of the survey data) that there are as many as 5,500 black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations currently operating in England and Wales. A company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.Company Number: 12132713Charity Number (Scotland): SC049712Charity Number (England and Wales): 1184957, The role of future development of black and minority ethnic organisations, The role and future development of black and minority ethnic organisations. assess the current robustness and sustainability of the sector. Whilst many had an annual income of less than £10,000, just over half had an income of between £50,000 and £250,000. From the title alone, you can see that their mission it’s pretty self-explanatory. Excluding these larger organisations - which obtained most of their income from trading, investment and rent - local authority grants were the most important source of income, followed by grants from the National Lottery, charities and trusts and members' contributions. This mapping exercise, covering England and Wales, is the first large-scale study of the sector. This mapping report is the first national study of the sector. Subscribing to our email newsletters is a great way to find out about our latest news, views, research, analysis, events and jobs. Make moves this 2017 and join a network ready to meet your professional needs. Below are just a few professional organizations that are making great strides within the black community. To some extent, this reflects a lack of policy with regard to the voluntary sector as a whole but it also reflects a lack of knowledge of the role of black and minority ethnic-led organisations in their communities. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. Their mission statement reads “ABP sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivenment and illumination of the African Spirit.” In short, this organization serves to expand and represent the advancement of African Psychology, and most importantly, develop programs for Black Psychologists to solve problems found in black communities and other ethnic groups. The survey showed that many organisations provide services across a number of policy areas - this needs to be reflected in the support provided to them by mainstream agencies.