The West Midlands is one of the most diverse regions in the country.
2.9 million people live across the region, and we know that: 51% are women, 45% do not identify as being from a White British background, 28% live in the top 10% most deprived areas, 22% are disabled and 21% are aged below 16 years.
That is why inclusion is so important. Our aim is to make the West Midlands a fairer place, where no one gets left behind.
We do that by working with teams across the WMCA to make sure that inclusion sits at the heart of how we plan, decide and deliver our activity. We also bring together a wide range of partners to find new ways to tackle the challenges that many of our communities face.
The portfolio aims to:
- Design out homelessness
- Address race inequality
- Give young people a voice in decision making
- Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
- Improve community engagement
- Develop approaches for social innovation.
Cllr Kerrie Carmichael
Leader of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Executive Director of Strategy, Integration and Net Zero
Inclusive Communities programmes
Commonwealth Games Legacy Enhancement Fund
Find out more about the Inclusive Communities Fund
WMCA Homelessness Taskforce
Find out about our Homelessness Taskforce
West Midlands Race Equalities Taskforce
Find out about our Race Equalities Taskforce
Young Combined Authority
Find out about our Young Combined Authority
Faith Strategic Partnership Group
Find out about the Faith Strategic Partnership Group
Equity And Inclusion Scheme
Read our Equity and Inclusion Scheme
Learnings lessons from lockdown
Sport grants Funding
Commonwealth Games Legacy Sport-related grants for communities
Find out about our Leadership Commission
Process Evaluation: Final Report