BMF is an umbrella organisation for communities of diverse culture, ethnicity, and religious backgrounds in Basingstoke
To be the catalyst for inclusion, social cohesion and respect for diversity amongst the different communities in Basingstoke
Promote better understanding and cohesion between communities of diverse cultures, ethnicities and religious backgrounds.
Provide a platform for BME communities to connect with their heritage and support their socio-economic development
built links with relevant agencies and service providers to ensure that people in hard-to-reach communities get the services they need and participate positively in civic society
Respect for diversity
Equality and Inclusiveness
Integrity and transparency
Standing up for the vulnerable
Who & Why
The Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF) is an umbrella organisation for communities of diverse cultures, ethnicity and religion. Our membership includes 27 Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, plus many individual members mostly from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
The core mandate of the group is to build bridges that bring communities together for a stronger and more cohesive Basingstoke. With a steady shift in the ethnic composition of Basingstoke population over the last two decade, therefore, the value of an organisation like BMF cannot be over-emphasised.