We work with a number of charities and businesses to champion equity, diversity and inclusion in the public relations profession.
If your business or organisation supports under-represented groups in PR, we'd love to hear about your work. Email
Jon Gerlis, Head of PR & Policy.
bme pr pros
bme pr pros has been rooting for talented Black, Asian, Mixed Race, and Ethnic Minority PR and comms pros to get the careers they deserve since 2007 by providing career development opportunities through programmes such as The Xec. leadership scheme, by platforming talented pros through event series, and celebrating talented pros through The Pros Awards. Since 2020 it has helped organisations recruit, nurture, and retain diverse talent through its commercial arm, Blueprinted (owners of The Blueprint diversity mark).
I have a voice
I have a voice (IHAV) is a not-for-profit that equips young people from diverse backgrounds with the tools and confidence to pursue careers in politics and influencing. We use professional political lobbying and advocacy expertise to:
provide non-partisan political education
run career-focused training programmes
work with partners to offer work experience and paid internships
support a number of youth-led social action campaigns
run a mentoring scheme
Iprovision is an independent charity that exists exclusively for CIPR members and their dependants. To mark the CIPR's 75th anniversary, the charity has recently launched the Iprovision 75 Fund to improve access to PR training and qualifications for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and under-represented groups. This initiative is open to members and non-members of the CIPR to give a head start in public relations to those who need it.
75 fund (cipr.co.uk)
Socially Mobile is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that supports UK public relations practitioners to increase their earning potential.
The impactful ten-week online training programme is for future leaders:
Aspiring to a management role
Returning to work or moving into a new role
Considering starting their own PR business
Fees are just £695. Fully funded places are available to those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, as well as under-served groups including ethnic minority practitioners, the LGBTQ+ community, women returners and those with disabilities.
Taylor Bennett Foundation
The Taylor Bennett Foundation is a charity that exists to encourage Black, Asian and minority ethnic graduates to pursue a career in communications which is achieved by an award-winning PR & Communications training programme, internship and mentoring programmes. With the support of leading communication agencies and in-house teams, Taylor Bennett Foundation runs professional development programmes that provide participants with the knowledge, skillset and networks required to pursue a successful career in communications.