Ethnic minority communities

The information below will help you find out more about Basingstoke and Deane and where you can get help and advice in the borough.

Diversity and inclusion

The council's Inclusion and Diversity Officer works with individuals, groups, and organisations from diverse communities in the borough, providing support and understanding in relation to the challenges different communities face.

For more information please contact:
Connected Communities Team, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 7AH
Telephone: 01256 845325

Living and working in Basingstoke and Deane

Together with organisations which provide local services, the council has produced a Guide to Living and Working in the borough. The guide includes information on:

  • entering, staying and working in the UK
  • important paperwork
  • money and banking
  • setting up home
  • driving
  • schools and learning
  • travelling in Basingstoke
  • health services
  • staying safe and Emergencies
  • business development and enterprise agencies
  • getting involved
  • ethnic minority community groups
  • faith groups
  • ethnic food stores
  • useful numbers in Basingstoke and Deane

A printed copy of the guide is available on request by emailing or phoning 01256 844844.

Equality Advisor and Support Service

This free helpline is available to advise individuals who may have faced an incident of discrimination. Advisors and support people to find an informal resolution to their complaint of discrimination. The helpline also provides general advice and guidance on human rights issues.

Contact the service on 0808 800 0082 or textphone 0808 800 0084.
Visit the Equality Advisory and Support Service website for further information on the service.

Training and development opportunities

For more information on training for community groups please visit our Learning Opportunities page.

Funding opportunities

Visit our community grants page to view the grants offered by the council.

Other External Funding Sources

Complaint procedure for racial attack or harassment

Racist crime or harassment is any incident where the victim or any other person believes that the perpetrator had a racial motive. It can take many forms:

  • racist abuse (threat or insults), which can be verbal or written
  • racially abusive behaviour
  • causing damage to property
  • circulating or displaying racist material
  • offensive graffiti
  • any physical violence

If any of the above is in progress, please dial 999. Otherwise, contact:

  • Basingstoke Police - 101
  • Safer North Hampshire
  • Basingstoke Citizens Advice - 08082 787829 (Advice line only)
  • Tadley Citizens Advice - 08082 787987 (Advice line only)
  • Victim Support - 0808 178 1641
  • Crime Stoppers - 0800 555111

Ethnic minority and Faith groups in Basingstoke and Deane

Many of these groups provide activities and services culturally specific to the community they represent.

Basingstoke Caribbean Society


Basingstoke Tamil Community


Basingstoke Malayalee Cultural Association


Basingstoke Nepalese Community

Website : Basingstoke Nepalese Community website

Basingstoke Filipino Community


Fellowship Dialogue Society (Turkish Community)

Website: Fellowship Dialogue Society website

Bambui UK Development Association (BUKDA)

Website: Bambui UK Development Association website

Hungarian Community Association Basingstoke & Surrounding areas


Telugu Association of Basingstoke

Website: Telugu Association of Basingstoke website

Basingstoke Ladies Hamara Club

Carnival Hall, Council Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DH

Tel: 01256 464031

Facebook: Ndi Igbo Basingstoke

Kikoi Connection (formerly Cultural Diversity Consortium)

Website: Kikoi Connection website

Basingstoke Multicultural Forum

Chute House Church Street, Basingstoke RG21 7QT
Tel: 01256 322751

Basingstoke Unites Against Racism

Basingstoke Hindu Society

Carnival Hall, Council Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DH

Tel: 01256 464031
Visit Basingstoke Hindu Society on Facebook

Basingstoke Albirr Mosque

35-37 Sarum Hill, Basingstoke, RG21 8SS

Website : Basingstoke Albirr Mosque website

Basingstoke Sikh Society

Website: Basingstoke Sikh Society website

New Testament Church of God

(A local church attended by a mix of people including a number from Africa, the Caribbean, India, Europe and Britain)

Website: New Testament Church of God website

Roman Catholic

A number of Polish, African, Caribbean, Asian and European residents attend this church.

St Bedes and Holy Ghost Churches


Basingstoke Inter Faith


Basingstoke African Caribbean Catholic Association (BACCA)


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