Compact for Race Equality in South Tyneside (CREST)

is a user-led charity working to promote racial equality, and social justice by improving the social and economic position of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

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About our Organisation

CREST (Compact for Race Equality in South Tyneside) are a registered charity which aims to promote racial equality and to assist people from communities in South Tyneside (and further afield) to enjoy a better quality of life by supporting those in need to gain access in education, training and employment, to raise aspirations and to ensure their voice is heard.

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Helping Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in the South Tyneside.


One of the main reasons CREST was founded in 2004 was to ensure that culturally sensitive support was available to the most vulnerable members of BAME communities. We have a ray of support available via CREST and our partners. From food parcels to grant support via our very generous funders. We try our very best to support as many people as we can as support is at the heart of our charity. If you or someone you know of are in need of support, please contact us so we can support you or signpost you to someone who can. Please note our food parcel support is very limited and we can only offer this support occasionally, however we can support in completing referrals to other local food banks.


Information, advice and guidance has been at the forefront of CREST since the beginning. We are passionate about providing guidance to our beneficiaries. Enabling them to become more confident, independent and resilient. We can support you in getting into employment, training and education.


Over the last few years, we have worked with young women and girls. Addressing gender inequality, widening horizons, and empowering young women and girls to become movers and shakers in society. Through various activities and group sessions we provided experiences and opportunities for young women and girls who may not have access to this due to cultural, financial, and other reasons.


CREST Ltd works tirelessly to provide quality, long-term solutions for a number of pressing issues affecting our community. Our most significant causes are those that are often brushed aside by most. Our battle is against indifference, and we would love for you to become part of that change today.