Heritage organisations

Black Environment Network (BEN)

BEN was set up in 1987 to support the full participation of ethnic minority communities in the natural, built and historic environment.

BEN supports participation by ethnic minority communities with the natural and historic environment sector. It does this by raising awareness and enabling opportunities for engagement that are socially and culturally relevant. We work within the sector to ensure that this engagement not only leads to increased activity, but also informs how the sector works, leading to behavioural and attitudinal change that brings communities into mainstream delivery. 

Areas of interest

  • Advice
  • Community Engagement
  • Training and Education