The programme board comprises representatives from all these consortium partners who meet regularly to ensure the effective delivery of the programme.
City Sikhs is the largest Sikh organisation in the UK and Europe with over 7,000 members and key partnerships with other major national faith-based networks. They regularly provide policy advice and support and media commentary on a variety of issues affecting British and overseas Sikhs, whilst encouraging and supporting their members' social, cultural and political participation.
Wolverhampton’s Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple is one of the largest Hindu Temples in Europe, with both resident and visiting Brahmin priests so first hand experience of some of the logistical challenges they face, and has recently been made the first Gandhi Peace Centre outside of India in recognition of their interfaith work.
USPG has over 300 years of history as a missionary organisation working to support the global Anglican communion in its relief and development work. As well as representing Anglicanism in our consortium, USPG is expert in contextualising its activity to suit local need and in supporting minority Christian traditions.
The Oxford Foundation,under the leadership of Imam Monawar Hussain DL, promotes religious and racial harmony and good relations between persons of different faiths and racial groups through the arts and through mentoring programmes.
CIPFA is the national professional body for those working in public finance, with over 14,000 individual members in local authorities and national agencies, and has a vital contribution to make to this project in programme design (feeding in insight into best practice in public sector management and financial control) as well as giving us access to local authorities to facilitate sustainable delivery.
The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) exists to create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area. MHCLG is charged with responsibilities include driving up housing supply, increasing home ownership, devolving powers and budgets to boost local growth in England and supporting strong communities with excellent public services. The FLTI project is an important building block of the Ministry's Integrated Communities Action Plan.
The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion was established in 2014 to enhance the public understanding of religion regionally, nationally and internationally through distinctive, strategic and engaged interdisciplinary research. The Centre delivers innovative, interdisciplinary, impact-driven and internationally-excellent research exploring the significance of religious belief and practice for public and professional life, working with faith communities and policy makers to develop informed agendas for social transformation.