All our projects and services are geared towards promoting community development and empowerment.
You can learn more about some of the projects we are involved in, by visiting the individual project pages.

Below is a synopsis of what we do.


The AR Awards has become a much anticipated annual event particularly within the Black and Minority Ethnic business and social calendar. ARA Awards provides the platform for guests to mingle, network and share good practice. ARA is also about Celebrating Diversity and Achievement within Sprits of Togetherness.


Nominations usually open between April and June each year until end of August for all submissions to come in. You may wish to nominate yourself, a person, business or organisation of your choice that you think deserves recognition for their monumental achievements and significant contributions to the social and economic empowerment of our diverse communities. Closing date for nominations is 31 August each year.


There is also an opportunity to showcase your artistic talent at the annual ARA Awards Gala Night. All you need to do is to send us 1 to 3 minutes of your demos tape or YouTube links of your previous performance to info@bbinitiative.com for consideration. The ceremony is being held at the prestigious Hilton London Tower Bridge.


We welcome individuals and organisations interested in sponsoring and or partnering the whole event or part of it with cash and/or in-kind support. Please feel free to contact us for a friendly chat.


There is opportunity to exhibit your product or services, including product placement at the event. Please feel free to contact us for a friendly chat.


YEGA seeks to provide an opportunity for young adults ages 30 and below to test out their entrepreneurial skills and get their business/project ideas off the ground. Participants will need to submit a two page outline of their project idea for consideration to be judged against other applicants. Winners will be announced during the awards gala night in October.



BBC is a membership business and enterprise network for individuals, business owners, prospective new business owner and professionals alike. Membership is open to everyone. BBC provides opportunity for sharing good practice, information and networking for members. There may be an annual membership due. Please contact management for details


We have developed specialism in the provision of employment support programmes to the unemployed, most especially women and young people, through our one to one and group support advice, information, guidance and counselling sessions. We also provide capacity building and mentoring to new organisations and projects.



We engage in regular community conversations and networking on current affairs and issues of community concern. If this is something for you, please feel free to join in.


We have worked with numerus strategic partners at local, regional, national and internal levels in the past few decades. We are open to forging new partnerships with private, public and third/voluntary organisations and agencies.

We are very keen to developing more partnership and collaborative working relationships with other individuals and organisation wherever possible.



A volunteer is anyone who helps and supports us without receiving or expecting payment. Don’t worry if you’re unsure right now of what you need to do. We’ll give you an induction into our charitable family when you join us, and explain everything that your role will involve and give you guidance throughout.


Volunteering with Us

We are always looking for volunteers from all kinds of backgrounds and with all sorts of experience. You may want to learn new skills or you might think you already have the experience to help people turn their lives around. Whatever your background or understanding, volunteering with us will help you to develop key skills, meet new people and give you a great insight into what it is like to work in the voluntary/third sector.

What Are the Benefits of Volunteering?

  • Learn new skills that may help prepare you for work
  • On the job training
  • Meet new people and learn more about employment support


What Do Our Volunteers Do?

Our volunteers perform a number of different roles, all of which are a huge help to both staff and service users. Whether you are assisting customers to access information on the website or with their specific tasks, acting as a mentor to a young person with their business/project idea or supporting our staff during one of our networking events – your role as a volunteer is always important to us and the people we support.

Volunteers are extended the right to be given meaningful assignments, treated as equal co-workers, full involvement and recognition for work completed. In return, our volunteers agree to actively perform their duties to the best of their abilities and to remain loyal to the values, goals and procedures.
By listening to, spending time with and talking to the people we support, you can make a real difference to people’s lives and can ultimately help us to turn more lives around.

What’s Next?

If you would like to become a volunteer for BBI you can register your interest by contacting us for an information pack. It is a win, win, to both parties!

To become a volunteer you need to have the right to work in the UK. To find out more about eligibility to work, visit the home office website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk. You will also need to meet certain criteria. For some roles you’ll need to pass a GDPR/DBS check. We may also ask you to provide two personal references as you may be in regular contact with children and vulnerable adults whom we owe a duty of care and protection from harm or danger.