Established in 1976

We have championed race equality in South Wales for 40 years and are still counting!

Race Equality First is an independent charity and company limited by guarantee which was established in 1976. The Organisation has 40 years of experience as the recognised lead body in South Wales for tackling all forms of discrimination and hate crime across all equality strands under the Equality Act 2010, especially racism. Race Equality First was established to work towards the principal of equality and creating a fair and just society with the following aims:

  • To work towards the elimination of racial discrimination

  • To promote equality of opportunity across all protected characteristics within the Equality Act 2010
  • To promote good relations between persons of different racial groups

The Organisation’s aims are currently achieved through the delivery of 6 services / projects at Race Equality First: Discrimination Casework Service; Advocacy for Victims of Hate Crime; Advocacy for Elderly Ethnic Minority People; Training; Policy Development, Campaigning and Lobbying; Annual Schools against Racism Calendar and Poster Competition and anti-discrimination workshops in local schools.

BME Sports Cymru Project

Dates: June 2016 – June 2018
Location: Cardiff

Project Outline
The 2-year BME Sport Cymru Project is funded by Sport Wales and aims to set up sporting activities for black and ethnic minority (BME) people living in Cardiff. This is to increase the number of BME people taking part in sport and physical activity. It also works with sporting bodies and organisations to increase career opportunities for BME people within sport. Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) is the lead partner and Race Equality First is the delivery partner in Cardiff.


Our core training courses can be tailored to meet the needs of a wide range of audiences including those working in the public, private and third sector as well as service users and community groups.

Our Core Training Courses:

1. Cutural Awareness in Community Engagement

2. Equality Act 2010: Challenging Discrimination

3. Racism Awareness

4. Hate Crime Awareness

5. Islamophobia Awareness Training

6. Anti-discrimination Workshops for Schools (see Schools section)