• Shared Sunderland launch event, reported on Sunderland Echo on 30th May 2022.
  • Ukrainian Support – a story of a Ukrainian family, reported on BBC News on 24th May 2022.
  • ICOS was mentioned in a ChronicleLive article about how Newcastle women gather to help stop racist and misogynistic hate crimes.
  • Newcastle Building Society’s Community Fund – read more about the funding and about our employability project HERE.
  • ICOS Photography Competition 2021 and its winning photographs were reported in Sunderland Echo on 20th September 2021.
  • ICOS received a £2,941 grant from the Newcastle Building Society to improve the employability prospects of migrants and people from ethnic minorities in Sunderland. Read more about Newcastle Building Society’s Community Fund HERE.
  • ICOS Photography Competition 2021 was reported in Sunderland Echo on 27th June 2021.
  • Backhouse park Fairy Trail – created by Plybox CNC Woodworking, ICOS/Rangers and our volunteers
    Kasia Cieslak, Agnieszka Cielecka & Marius Sinkunas
    with the support of Sunderland Council East Area and St Michaels Ward Councillors, reported on Sunderland Echo – Fairy Trail on 18th May 2021.
  • ICOS East Rangers clean up in Backhouse Park, reported on Sunderland Echo on 6th April 2021.
  • Michal Chantkowski, ICOS’s Development and Services Manager, has written an article to explain why charities and social enterprises are worried about the replacement for EU funding. This article was reported on  NorthEastBylines.co.uk  on 19th November 2020.
  • ICOS has organised a series of events and activities raising awareness of modern slavery on UK Anti-Slavery day. This was reported in Sunderland Echo on 19th October 2020.
  • ICOS Photography Competition 2020 – The winning photo entries were reported in Sunderland Echo on 7th October 2020.
  • ICOS Photography Competition 2020 was reported in Sunderland Echo on 14th September 2020.
  • ICOS is involved in “Unlock the City” through our membership of the Sunderland Black and Minority Ethnic Network. Here is the report in Sunderland Echo on 5th February 2020.
  • ICOS Development and Services Manager Michal Chantkowski was interviewed by Sun FM Radio 103.4, Sunderland on 24th October 2019 at 2 pm.
  • Back in Control Project was reported in Sunderland Echo on 18th September 2019.
  • ICOS worked with young pupils to clean up the Backhouse Park, reported in Sunderland Echo on 22nd July 2019.
  • ICOS supported The Sunderland BME Network celebrating the city’s diverse communities at mini Mela, reported on Sunderland Echo on 18th March 2017.

  • ICOS urged that there had been a “clear increase” in hate crime in Sunderland since the Brexit vote, as reported in The Guardian in 2017.
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