We are aimed at promoting African culture and heritage
Our organisation advises African communities on various aspects of daily life that affect them. We encourage them to share their thoughts with us so as to advise them on challenging issues like employment, fuel poverty and debt, benefits issues, physical health challenges, mental health issues and educational issues.
Our organisation gives advocacy on issues which seriously affect the African communities like modern slavery and exploitation, discrimination and immigration. Many people in African communities live in precarious conditions, developing symptoms of depression and sleep disturbance, due to stigma arising from these challenging issues. Our advocacy always prevents and protects every unfair condition.
Various support to the African communities. Our service gives support to the homeless and destitute. We help families with no recourse to public funds, with school uniforms due to cost of living and poverty. we give urgent provision and delivery of food parcels to struggling families through our weekly food bank.
As an organisation that represents the African communities we are entitled to speak and act on their behalf. We serve to express their views; we stand to speak for them where their voice cannot be heard. It does not matter what religion they believe in, we always act swiftly to attend to their urgent requests.
Who We Are
United African Association is a registered charity based in Northampton. The organisation was formed to Advise, Support, Advocate and Represent organisations and individuals within the African community. We organise events, projects and activities that are aimed at promoting African culture and heritage to people in the UK as well as promoting cohesion in the community. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people in Africa by providing community outreach programmes through local participation and involvement. Since April 2020 we have been running a weekly food parcel programme to assist those most vulnerable.
Video of What We Do @ West Northamptonshire
The video explains much of what we do at the United African Association to the African community. Our service is not only to the African communities alone but to all those who need support in the society and do not know where to turn to.
We extend our hands of love to families, give them hope and make them feel welcomed in the society. Most of the families we support have “No Recourse to Public Funding” (NRPF) and through our food bank project we are able to support them with fresh and cooked meals. This put a lot of smiles on many family faces.
We partner with other organisations in various humanitarian projects to help families through giving food vouchers, winter clothing vouchers in West Northamptonshire.
United African Association (UAA) engages in a variety of activities including attending council and other public meetings and events, recreational activities such as sports and cultural activities such as African drumming and dancing. Anyone is welcome to join us. Please contact us for further details.
The United African Association (UAA) are delighted to let you know that our application to the Together Fund has now been formally approved by our partner, Northamptonshire Sport. This fund will allow us to get much needed football equipment that will be used at our football activity, on Friday nights, and on other football activities we might develop in the future. A big thank you to Northamptonshire Sport from us, the United African Association.
On the 26th of March 2023 the United African Association (UAA) was proud to join the celebration of the the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Day. This event happened at the County Hall Northampton and was organised by Morcea Walker and Weeks Baptiste, from the Northampton Black History Association. More than 15 million men, women and children were the victims.
On the 1st of April 2023, we had our food bank operation (every Saturdays) along with another warm bank space. Our volunteers help giving the food away but they develop friendships as well.
On the 26th of March 2023, the United African Association (UAA) celebrated another community event, where the community came together to eat, dance and make new friends. We were happy to have a great number of children attending and enjoying themselves as well.
Successful Training Project Recently Organised by UAA
UAA in support of “Poverty in Northampton” report:UAA has been a key partner in the Hope Centre “Poverty in Northampton” research report. The report was led by Bishop Andrew Proud on behalf of Hope and written by Emma Matthews, who carried out the fieldwork with Bishop Proud, and with support from Robin Burgess, CEO of Hope. The report This review sought to fulfill two key purposes:
- To inform Hope’s work and to identify priorities for new projects as we move forward from the first impact of the pandemic, and
- To offer recommendations to our partners and other organisations as to local need, including other anti-poverty projects and West Northamptonshire Council.