Established in 1976

We have championed race equality in South Wales for 40 years and are still counting!

Race Equality First is an independent charity and company limited by guarantee which was established in 1976. The organisation has almost 40 years of experience as the recognised lead body in South Wales for tackling all forms of discrimination and hate crime across all equality strands under the Equality Act 2010, especially racism. The organisation was established to work towards the principal of equality and creating a fair and just society with the following aims:

  • To work towards the elimination of racial discrimination

  • To promote equality of opportunity across all protected characteristics within the Equality Act 2010
  • To promote good relations between persons of different racial groups

The Organisation’s aims are currently achieved through the delivery of 6 services / projects at Race Equality First: Discrimination Casework Service; Advocacy for Victims of Hate Crime; Advocacy for Elderly Ethnic Minority People; Training; Policy Development, Campaigning and Lobbying; Annual Schools against Racism Calendar and Poster Competition and anti-discrimination workshops in local schools.


At Race Equality First our training courses draw on over 40 years experience of challenging discrimination and promoting equality.

HR Services

Support for organisations with issues such as dismissals, disciplinaries, grievances, appeals, job evaluations, restructures, mediation and investigations.

Ongoing HR assistance which is legally compliant and provided by a qualified barrister and solicitor.

Assistance with Employment Tribunal claims. We can manage the process from responding to the initial claim all the way to representation at the final hearing.

A fixed fee so you are absolutely certain of your costs from the outset.

We have an excellent record of success and reputation at Employment Tribunal hearings.

We will advise you of the costs, risks and benefits of defending the claim and, if appropriate, conduct any negotiations with ACAS on your behalf.

If the claim goes all the way to an Employment Tribunal hearing, we assist in the drafting of your witness statements, prepare the case for hearing and support you through the entire process. Our expert advocates represent you at the hearing.

We Cover the whole of the UK!