Support For Organisations

A sustainable BME sector

REMA supports voluntary, community and faith sector organisations in Rotherham at all stages of development, from the large established groups to the new and informal. We provide support on all issues relating to your group’s development so it stays effective and healthy 

Starting a Group – Get Organised

Our Get Organised service has been designed to help small and new groups take those essential steps to development. We can help you with developing your group’s aims, planning your activities, getting others involved, finding funding and running your group effectively.

Funding support

We offer a range of support services to help BME groups improve their fundraising activities. We can help you with

  • researching funds
  • developing project plans
  • structuring funding and tender bids
  • read and review of draft funding applications and tender bids
  • Funding application bid writing


Limited resources within the sector mean we have to look at what we do and how we operate in order to survive and succeed in this changing environment. We also believe shared working can help achieve more effective and joined up services. Greater collaboration with other organisations can help with this. REMA can facilitate collaborative work with other BME groups to strengthen the sector as well as support BME groups to work with mainstream organisations to improve mainstream delivery.

Get In Touch!

If you think that REMA can offer you support or you would like to speak to someone about our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us

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REMA provides various services to support BAME people in Rotherham


Community Navigator (support for New Arrivals)

The Community Navigator offers settlement support to BAME communities living in the Rotherham area.

You can contact the Community Navigators with issues relating to:

Access (health) — Registering with a GP and Dentist

Access (Education)—School/nursery registration

Learning English



Translation & Interpretation

Accessing other community organisations/ activities

Guidance and advice to access other services

To find out more or to make an appointment contact us on or call on 01709 720744 / 07523512630


Immigration advice for asylum seekers and refugees

We provide OISC accredited level 1 immigration advice and support. This includes applications for entry clearance, Leave to Enter and Leave to Remain. We also provide advice on basic applications that are within the Immigration Rules to include the following categories:

  • visitors • spouses/unmarried partners under the five-year route • fiancé(e)s • other dependent relatives • Settled and Pre-settled Status application • Points Based Immigration System applications • Other work visas permitted under the rules (for example - UK Ancestry Visa or Frontier Worker Permit) • Applications covering extensions of stay and settlement under Appendix ECAA, formerly covered by the European Communities Association Agreement (ECAA). • Diplomats, their family members and domestic staff • BN(O) Status Holder, Administrative review, varying conditions of leave, Nationality and citizenship under UK law.

To find out more or to make an appointment contact us on, or call on 01709 720744 / 07745182787


Roma Drop-in

An advice and signposting service for the local Roma community. Sessions are available on an appointment basis. Support is provided on a wide range of issues including benefits, debt and accessing services. Our advisers speak a variety of community languages.

To find out more or to make an appointment contact us on or call on 01709 720744 / 07719 481898



We understand just how important volunteering is, not only for society as a whole but also for the individuals who decide to get involved. Volunteering provides people with an opportunity to contribute to good causes and also to develop personally. It can provide a pathway into work or new experiences to help open other avenues in life. Volunteering from amongst the BME community is also a great tool to combat divisive narratives about Minority communities.

REMA supports a range of community activities and organisations with volunteers.   Our work includes:

  • Engagement and promotion of volunteering opportunities
  • Development of volunteers (Training and Peer support)
  • Policy development and advice for local BME groups
  • Volunteer coordination and management to support civic events

Contact us to find out more about volunteering or to promoting your volunteering opportunities.

    “I’ve volunteered through REMA for the past year, straight from leaving school. It has really helped me experience the ‘adult/grown-up world’. I have learnt a lot of new skills and I feel much more confident about finding work after leaving college”  Fatimah Ali