DRI is a non-profit social enterprise set up in 2004 in Hastings to support Sussex-based BAME and migrant communities.  DRI’s passion is community development initiatives including promoting awareness, sharing information and access to public, voluntary, enterprise, and community support services. Standing by the core principles of fairness and equality, DRI’s training programs support individuals, helping to lead themselves, their organisations, and their communities. Since 2004 DRI has trained over 600 local community interpreters, 52 bilingual advocate/community outreach workers, 16 small business start-ups and 19 participants in leadership & business management.

DRI also facilitates many successful community seminars, workshops & social events celebrating diversity. We work in partnership with public, voluntary, community & enterprise organisations to bridge the gap in equality and equity. DRI believes that linguistic & ethnic advantages enhance creativity, innovation, and enterprise, and is a key factor to bring about greater social justice.

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Providing support to Ethnically Diverse Communities where it matters most