Our Big Lottery Emergency Fund – BAME vs COVID19 Project qualified as the runners up for the Safety For All category in the Community Integration Awards. The project enabled us to work musicians from ethnic minorities backgrounds to compose songs and record songs in their own native languages to get the government health message to communities across language and cultural barriers, changing attitudes and reducing the spread of Covid19.
The project is hoped to raise awareness on Covid19 amongst BAME groups and brought communities together – BBC – Look North TV
Accessible health messaging is key in ensuring communities understand what they need to do to try and keep themselves safe during the pandemic, and the project is vital in supporting diverse communities with this, by providing messaging that is authentic, relatable and accessible’. Refugee Service manager, Hull City Council.
“We are pleased to be able to support Create and Express to develop this innovative music project, engaging new audiences in Hull as well as dealing with some very important issues.” – Hull City Council Arts Development Officer in Hull City News and Hull Daily Mail.