Celebrating Diversity, Promoting Human Equity & Dignity and Empowering People & Communities
What Is North Devon Sunrise CIC?
We are a dynamic grassroots community organisation in a remote rural area. We provide activities, services and events for people living across Northern Devon, including those of diverse identities such as minority ethnic groups, disabled people,and the LGBT+ community. We are passionate about challenging and transforming prejudice, discrimination and abusive practices so all people feel safe, included and valued within their own and the wider community. Our progressive approach was recognised from amongst 20,000 voluntary sector organisations, with us being shortlisted at the National Diversity Awards 2016.
Our aim is that all people in Northern Devon are accepted and respected for their individual humanity within a truly inclusive, supportive and welcoming community.
What is diversity?
Diversity is a term that encompasses human individuality – whether defined by country of birth, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, culture, physical abilities, sexuality, disabilities, lifestyle choices or any other aspect of human identity. We view human diversity as adding positive value to the community through diverse people’s contribution to the economy, expanding the workforce skills base, creating new ideas and ways of thinking, and a fairer, more cohesive society, and enabling people to understand and connect to the global context in which the local community operates. At North Devon Sunrise, we appreciate, recognise and celebrate human difference – valuing people for themselves, alongside our shared humanity.
A community hub of drop in activities, workshops and diversity-themed social events.
We provide a warm, welcoming social space in the centre of town where people can meet and socialise, building friendships and networks within the community. We offer monthly women’s coffee, cake and activity mornings including yoga and wellbeing, arts and craft, and a ‘Great Sunrise Bake off’ cookery workshop sessions.
Equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, internet access and comfortable seating, our Sunrise centre is a great way of meeting new people in a safe, friendly environment and connecting with our Sunrise community.