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The Inform Young Refugees project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Wales and commenced 1 March 2020. There are countless individuals who are either refugees or asylum seekers, whose first language is not English. They require varied support, from information on where they can find certain supplies, to what they are allowed to do. 

To meet the needs of these people the centre will be open throughout the week to provide support necessary to help individuals integrate into a new society. 

Swansea Self-Employment Inclusion Network

The project targeted unemployed individuals from BAME backgrounds. It offered services in providing workshops on business development, engagement opportunities with business mentors, volunteering, networking and skills sessions, to help with business plans and financial advice.

Childminding Business Support

CAE worked together with the Family information service from Swansea council and PACEY Cymru. Service users were either assisted in becoming registered childminders or in setting up their own childminding business, kids’ clubs and play centres. They were supported by giving them access to information and training.

A Step towards Sustainable Employment

This project helped participants from the African community in Cardiff overcome their employment barriers, and increase their employability by learning and practicing essential skills required at work. It provided accredited training course, and employment support and development to economically inactive and long term unemployed people from the African community. 


We offered:

  • Digital literacy and confidence building.

  • Diversity and environmental awareness training. 

  • Managing your finances.

  • Coaching and mentoring.

  • Job interview skills training and CV development.

The project was supported by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government.

Africa Needs More Entrepreneurs.

CAE currently  works with local partners in DR Congo, Uganda, and in South Africa  to find solutions that would reduce poverty through social enterprise 

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Business Training & Support: Empower the African Community

This big lottery-funded project has delivered training courses on communication skills for business and starting a business, in partnership with Cardiff University, Business In Focus, WCVA and Business Wales.


This project gave participants, who came from disadvantaged BAME backgrounds, a familiarity with the 'entrepreneurial mindset' and a set of practical tools that they can use to help ensure that their enterprise ideas are viable, and developed and managed in ways most likely to lead to resilience and success.

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