Welcome to the Thurrock African Group (TAG) web site. TAG is a voluntary community organisation aimed at promoting the interest of African communities in Thurrock through information sharing, soliciting tolerance, developing projects and advocating for community cohesion with the wider Thurrock community. The site provides you with information about the group, events and activities happening in Thurrock. There are also many features that we hope you would find useful. If you are an African living or working in Thurrock, you may take the opportunity to register online and become a member.
Adult Improvement Classes
From November 2014, TAG was successful in securing funds to run classes for members of Thurrock Community requiring assistance in understanding and speaking English Language, as well as brushing up their mathematical skills.
The aim is to help people achieve better skills leading to better job prospects.
Courses are still ongoing, for more information please contact
or telephone 07938 765797 or 07599 474312.
This project is financed by the European Union
During Summer 2008, TAG worked closely with Thurrock Community Empowerment Network (TCEN) to conduct research into the views and needs of Thurrock's African community. Ten members of TAG were trained, and then went out across Thurrock to conduct over 250 separate interviews on our community priorities, leisure activities, crime and community safety, health, transport and community participation. The results of this quality and informative research is now published and can be downloaded here.
Towards the end of 2007, The Institute for Volunteering Research approached TAG for our participation in carrying out an important piece of research exploring the challenges of volunteering within groups that are led by volunteers – they sought to explore the needs of volunteers as leaders and the issues affecting the growth and development of these groups. Thurrock was one of the areas, and TAG was one of six small, volunteer-led groups worked with as a case study. Although the Institute anonymised all of the organisations and participants in the reports for reasons of confidentiality, we have contributed to the findings, which are being disseminated to policy makers and relevant bodies. The report titled “Volunteering to Lead” can be downloaded from the Institute’s website http://www.ivr.org.uk/projects/completed-projects.htm.
Membership / Volunteering
TAG plans to continue to deliver activities that will involve organising educational projects and presenting social and cultural events to promote diversity and tackle inequality and social exclusion. We are strongly encouraging the members of our community to participate and become involved in processes that will facilitate our input into decision making mechanisms.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to be part of what TAG is doing by becoming a member and/or working with us as a volunteer.