KREC works with existing voluntary and statutory organisations and gives them support and advice to help them develop their services. We also offer other services through:
- Training for staff and trustees
- Strategic Lead role for BAMER
- Coordination of groups
- Advice and support
- Sharing expertise and information
KREC designed a process for helping struggling Race and Equalities Councils around the UK which would enable the organisation to review its Governance and processes to respond to changing conditions and legislation so as to remain effective to meet community’s needs. This process was to ask various Stakeholders within a locality to engage and invest in diverse communities using Partnership arrangement to enable everyone to have a stake in the Race and Equalities agenda.
KREC set up these Race and Equalities Partnerships (REP) in some London Boroughs including Merton, Croydon and Richmond and initiated review projects in Hounslow, Lewisham, Bromley and Sutton. The REPs were supported by setting up Steering Committees who were selected/elected from various Stakeholder organisations and communities to start the REP. They became the start of what developed to became a Charity or a Limited Company and after registration as a Charity or a Limited Company a governance structure was set up with elected Honorary Officers and a Trustee Board.
KREC supported these Trustee Board helping them to raise funds to secure office premises, to recruit staff and acquire equipment to run the organisation.
After the organisation had operated successfully for a pre-determined time period KREC had a managed withdrawal to allow the organisation to operate independently own its own. There was always provision made to request for support and information from KREC on a needs basis.