In these difficult and unprecedented times, Race Council Cymru recognises the serious impact on all of our communities arising from Covid-19 and we are doing as much as we can to support and signpost our communities to the latest official up to date information and guidance in as many languages as possible.
All RCC staff continue to work from their own homes now that our office building has had to shut to the public and we will be uploading information about ongoing projects, opportunities and support services as we receive them.


Race Council Cymru works to promote race equality, art, heritage and cultural activities for black and minority ethnic communities across Wales.

Race Council Cymru (RCC) was established in 2010 as an overarching umbrella body with the mission to bring together key organisations within Wales to cooperate on promoting integration, championing justice and race equality in institutions and society.

RCC engages with BAME grassroots communities and works directly with the local authority, governing bodies and businesses to promote awareness of race inequality. We work to establish and facilitate channels of communication with minority ethnic and grassroots communities throughout Wales in conjunction with and on behalf of Primary Stakeholders, Welsh Government, Local Authorities and other such private and public bodies.


Race Council Cymru facilitates and manages events, projects and activities to support its strategic mission. The charity works with diverse ethnic minority groups and individuals across Wales to deliver the projects listed below. So far RCC’s work encompasses many successes including Black History Month, Windrush, Crossing Borders and much more.

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Self Employed Income Support Scheme

COVID-19 Support for Self Employed

1 The Government has announced a new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme to support those who work for themselves. 2 The government will pay self-employed people, who have been adversely affected by the #coronavirus, a taxable grant worth 80% of their average income over the last three years, up to £2,500 per month, for at least…

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Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?

Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?   Coronavirus has spread to 176 countries or territories, including the UK, and claimed more than 24,000 lives. So, what is the disease, how does it spread and when are people most infectious? How do I protect myself? The best thing is regular and thorough…

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UK Government translated guidance for Covid19

UK Government and NHS translated guidance for self-isolation and social distancing: UK Government translated guidance for: Households with possible coronavirus infection   Social distancing and for vulnerable people NHS posters with Coronavirus advice in different languages General Advice poster – Vietnamese (05-03-2020) General Advice poster – Thai (05-03-2020) General Advice poster – Mandarin…

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Covid-19 Health advice

Covid-19 Health adviceWe have strengthened our health advice to people about coronavirus as the latest evidence shows cases are increasing. This means we need to introduce further measures to slow down the spread of the virus and protect those people who are at greatest risk:You should stay at home for 14 days if you –…

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Covid-19 Latest update from First Minister Mark Drakeford

Covid-19 Latest update from First Minister Mark DrakefordFirst Minister Mark Drakeford today announced tough new measures to slow the spread of coronavirus in Wales and save lives.01 Local authorities are enforcing the closure of pubs throughout Wales following reports some are flouting the shutdown, which was introduced on Saturday. Licenced premises, which continue to trade,…

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Nationwide List of Covid-19 Mutual Aid Groups

Find Your Local Group There are now thousands of local groups across the country. Below is an up to date list to help you find your nearest one.   You can register your Mutual Aid Group here   Local groups can be found on this map. If you have trouble reading it you can search the…


70th Anniversary of Windrush Generation in Wales – Cardiff and Swansea

Race Council Cymru and the Black History Cymru Elders marked the 70th Anniversary of the Empire Windrush arrival in Wales at the Senedd and the Lord Mayor’s Reception Room in the Guildhall to acknowledge the contribution the Windrush generation have made to our country.

The leader of the House, Julie James will host the celebration, as part of a week of events to mark Refugee Week, to commemorate Windrush Day and recognise its wide historic and present-day significance.


Third Sector Partnership Council

Race Council Cymru (RCC) has been elected to represent ethnic minority communities across Wales on the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC) for the next two years. We look forward to working with you all.


Race Equality in Wales Report

The report reveals the findings of the exploratory research on the experiences of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds across Wales.


First Minister of Wales Carwyn a Jones AM endorses Black History in Wales

In Wales, we value the diversity of our communities and this is what makes us such a vibrant and tolerant nation.


Our latest Job

Rhaglennydd Datblygol Mis Hanes Pobl Dduon // Black History Month Emerging Programmer
As part of the Black History Month Celebrations 2018 Black History Month and Wales Millennium Centre are venturing on their first collaboration in the Centre cabaret space; ffresh opening the Centre’s Performances for the Curious season this Autumn.