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NOMINATE A Young Black Person for the Race Council Cymru (RCC) Black History Wales Youth Awards 2017





10th Year Anniversary 2017


Black History Month Wales (BHMW) is being celebrated for the 10th year in Wales!

We aim to capture and share the contributions of people of African descent from the diaspora as part of our shared history, through a wide range of educational and creative activity for people of all ages. Race Council Cymru as the ethnic minority established national lead body for race in Wales manages Black History Wales-wide work. The Black History Wales network is made up of over 104 pan-Wales organisations such as; youth charities, grassroots groups, schools, Further Education and Higher Education institutions representing people of different cultures, faiths and geographical locations who sit on our steering committee. These include Amgueddfa Cymru/ Museum Wales; African Community Centre – Wales; Cardiff and Bangor Universities; Schools; Minority Ethnic Achievement Support (MEAS) Team; Neath Port Talbot CBC; The Cardiff Volunteer Centre @C3SC; Jamaican Society; Wales Millennium Centre, Barnardos Cymru, National Assembly for Wales and Trade Unions in Wales to name but a few.


To celebrate BHMW 2017, the theme for the year is “OUR STARS. OUR FUTURE. OUR HISTORY: 10th Anniversary 2017’’ (Hashtag #BHMWales10)


The Black History Wales Youth Awards provides a platform to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people of African descent in Wales. Last year, the first of this award ceremony was held at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay. Led by Race Council Cymru, the awards ceremony was a huge success, with awards presented by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Professor Mark Drakeford AM. The ceremony and winners received nationwide coverage and prime time spots on BBC News and ITV’s Newsweek. This year, we aim even higher and we want you to be part of it – so please nominate a deserving young person of African descent.


Black History Wales Youth Awards will take place on


Friday 29th September 2017 at 12pm at Pierhead Building Cardiff Bay,


This event will be hosted by Professor Mark Drakeford AM – Assembly member for Cardiff West


Closing date for nominations is Thursday 31st August, 2017.


Download an application form from our websites which are: or



Email us to request an application form at:     or phone us at: 07838360979