About us

We are passionate about making a long lasting change and empowering communities. Through everything we do, we aim to:
the most marginalised communities to promote their voices and needs.
people and policy of all levels to implement realistic and sustainable solutions.
creative approaches to build the capacity of individuals and organisations.
We determine the needs and priorities of BME communities and to raise these with strategic agencies.
We serve the most vulnerable in our society and find innovative ways to develop long lasting relationships.
We work with individuals who are active in their community and provide opportunities for networking, support and volunteering.
Ensure that the beneficiaries of our work benefit not only in the quality of their life but financially by involving the community in the delivery of projects.
Wondering how we put words into action? Visit our projects page.

Meet the team

Michael Henry
Michael Henry
Strategic Director
With an experience of over 30 years in the voluntary sector, Michael works to inspire and develop innovative and practical solutions to challenges within society. He overlooks the strategy of our social enterprise and finds new avenues of work for us to explore.
Shamsher Chohan Director
Shamsher Chohan
Creative Director
Shamsher has been involved in many voluntary organisations nationally and is passionate about tackling inequalities and creating opportunities for disadvantaged communities. Her role revolves around developing creative solutions to our projects.
Kat Kotlarska Communications Worker
Katarzyna Kotlarska
Communications Worker
Kat is responsible for producing visual materials and delivering digital content here at Communities Inc. She has nine years of experience working on personal projects and commissions in various fields of visual arts ranging from graphic design to filmmaking.
Janet Rawson
Administrative Co-ordinator
Janet has a background in working for voluntary and statutory organisations in various roles ranging from trainer to project manager. At Communities Inc, Janet is responsible for our administrative operations, ensuring our projects run smoothly.

Janet's passion is supporting individuals to gain the knowledge and skills to challenge discrimination, particularly hate crime.
Sam Harris
Sam liaises with front line organisations to see how we can best support them with events and tackling issues such as hate crime.

Sam studies Politics and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University and is passionate about championing the voices of communities and bringing about change that breaks down social injustices.
Raluca Moraru
Raluca is a freelance creative facilitator, fundraising consultant and writer based in East London. She has over 8 years experience of in managing projects in the creative and charitable sectors.

Raluca has a keen interest in building the capacity of underserved communities and in exploring new modalities of organisational development within a framework of climate justice.


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