Award Winning Community Organisation

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About Us

The Bangladeshi Support Centre (BSC) was set up by a group of volunteers in 1998 to engage people of the Bangladeshi community in Ipswich & Suffolk in social, cultural, educational and recreational activities. The Centre has always tried to advance education and empower individuals, by providing information, help and support, challenging disadvantage and discrimination in a culturally sensitive way. For the past few years the Bangladeshi Support Centre has widened its services to providing various types of education & recreational training, workshops, and activities for people from the Black and Minority Ethnic background including Travellers and Refugees. The centre has helped people from over forty different nationalities.

Bangladeshi Support Centre is an award-winning community organisation. It has a proud record of delivering a variety of projects, both small and large, and it has been working towards community development and social inclusion for more than a decade, trying new approaches to build capacity and empower individuals and communities. The Bangladeshi Support Centre became a registered charity in 2001 and a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2005, and is based at Room 29, 19 Tower Street, Ipswich, (close to the Town Centre, with good transport links).

Our Mission Statement

" To support people of Bangladeshi and other BME communities in Suffolk and engage them in social, cultural, educational and recreational activities by:
~ Advancing education and training
~ Empowering individuals and communities
~ Providing information, help and support in a culturally sensitive environment"


1998 BSC Established by local volunteers 2010 Recognised by NHS as 1 of 3 OUTSTANDING PROJECTS in the country
1998 Organised FIRST Annual Community Day in Suffolk 2010 MATRIX accreditation renewed
1999 Becomes a registered Charity 2011 Received Channel S award as 'BEST COMMUNITY ORGANISATION' in UK
2004 Successfully delivered 3-year BME Training Project funded by LSC 2013 Bronze Award - National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education
2005 Received ALL-INCLUSIVE FINALIST AWARD from LSC in 2005 2014 Silver Award - National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education
2006 Becomes a Company Limited by Guarantee 2016 Working Together Award - VCS Suffolk Congress & Suffolk County Council
2007 Awarded MATRIX accreditation    

Bangladeshi Support Centre

Room 29
19 Tower Street
Ipswich IP1 3BE

Opening hours
(for support services)
Mon-Fri: 10 till 3pm

01473 400081
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