Bedfordshire African Community Centre (BACC) was founded in 2002.The purpose for the centre was based on a survey of Africans living across Luton which revealed that Africans living in the area would welcome a centre where they would be able to meet socially and participate in promoting African culture in the community. Since then, with the support of many organisations and a lot of hard work, the organisation has gone from strength to strength, catering to over 700 people across Luton.

Bedfordshire African Community Centre (BACC) is operated by the Community in partnership throughout United Kingdom. BACC provides a drop-in Centre for all people to participate in the Black Minority Ethic cultures as well as supporting their community members to integrate and participate in their local Luton Heritage projects.

Organisation Aim

To empower, support and assist individuals and minority groups from the African Continent including Asylum Seekers, Migrant Workers and Refugees living in Luton and Bedfordshire to develop skills and values that are needed in the wider community and to support them to play a full part in the life of the mainstream community in Luton and Bedfordshire.

Vision Statement

To empower, support and assist individuals and minority groups from the African Continent including Asylum Seekers, Migrant Workers and Refugees living in Luton and Bedfordshire to develop skills and values that are needed in the wider community and to support them to play a full part in the life of the mainstream community in Luton and Bedfordshire.

Charitable Object

To promote the benefit of African people living in Luton, Bedfordshire and surrounding areas regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, political, religious or other opinions by associating together they said African people and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education and provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the object of improving the condition of life for the African people.

To relieve the suffering of people in the African Sub-Saharan countries who are in need, hardship or in distress and assist in the recovery of those who are sick, convalescent, disabled or deformed.

BACC meets the “Public benefit test” by providing a specific free of charge support and services to disadvantaged individuals in the Luton and surrounding areas of Bedfordshire.