Policing Black Lives in Notts is coordinated by Bright Ideas Nottingham and funded by National Lottery Community Awards.
The aim of the project is to investigate the nature and impact of policing black people in Nottinghamshire and how we can better respond to incidents involving them. We are doing this by collecting community accounts throughout our research on the project.
The outcome of Policing Black Lives in Notts will be to provide the resource of information materials, including the community accounts and online resources, to share strategies that the black community can use in their dealings with the police.
Towards the end of the project we will be holding an event for the black community. At this event we will be able to share our findings and recommendations whilst disseminating our information materials and resources from the project. We will also encourage community members to think about what other work can be produced out of this project (e.g. a police monitoring group, a book).
This project is not aimed at Nottinghamshire Police nor the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner. It is solely for the benefit of our communities and we believe that people outside of the black community will also benefit from the work.
About Bright Ideas Nottingham
Set up in 1996, Bright Ideas Nottingham is a vibrant, pioneering, community-based social enterprise that works with people to influence change and improvements in their communities. We believe that the community voice should be heard and that it is communities that can inspire and direct the most necessary and positive changes in places where they live, study and work.
Bright Ideas Nottingham seeks to improve the quality of, and access to, institutions and services for diverse people using cultural brokerage and community engagement and involvement. Many of our projects support community activism and encourage people to become involved through volunteering.
We have local, regional and national reputation for designing and delivering radical, innovative projects which include:
- Research and evaluations
- Impact and assessment
- Training and development
- Devising campaigns and information materials
- Hosting vibrant events
- Training teachers, trainers and mentors
- Working with people from diverse communities
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Policing Black Lives in Notts is funded from March 2019 to January 2020 by National Lottery Community Fund.