17 Claremont Bradford West Yorkshire BD7 1BG

Welcome to ACAP

Since 1995, the African Caribbean Achievement Project (ACAP) has been at the forefront of promoting educational achievement, health improvements, cultural pride and empowerment for children, young people, and communities of African and Caribbean descent. Our charity creates opportunities, and champions the riights, needs and achievements of our vibrant community.

what we provide

Community Projects with Real Impact

ACAP is a small, grass-roots charity  with a focus on education, arts, culture, health and wellbeing projects and services. Our work is designed to positively impact the lives of people from the African Caribbean community.

At ACAP, we believe in the power of education, support, and community to transform lives. From our pioneering mentoring programmes and STEM clubs to our groundbreaking community engagement projects, we’re dedicated to providing a holistic approach to empowerment. Our initiatives span health, employment, well-being, arts and cultural enrichment, ensuring that every individual has the tools to thrive.

We offer a range of education, arts and culture, and health and wellbeing support services designed and run by local people, for local people.


Our Mission

 We exist to Uplift and Empower the African Caribbean Community

Education Initiatives

Health & Wellbeing

Arts & Culture

Years in existence

Partner Organisations

Dedicated volunteers

Annual volunteer hours

Today is the day to reach out and lend a helping hand

Today is the day to reach out and lend a helping hand

Today is the day to reach out and lend a helping hand

health and wellbeing

Join Our Weekly Classes and Events

Walking Group

Every Wednesday at the same time
10:00-11.00 am – Elmsley Recreation Ground, 63 Raymond St, BD5 8DT

IT Skills Class

Every Wednesday at the same time
11.30am-1pm – at ACAP, 17 Claremont, Bradford, BD7 1BG

Swimming Club

Every Thursday at the same time

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Unique Fitness, Bradford University, BD7 1PP

Therapeutic Arts & Crafts

Every Thursday at the same time

1:30 – 4:30 pm – ACAP, 17 Claremont, Bradford, BD7 1BG

Yoga Class

Thursday 21st March

Every Thursday at the same time

6:30 – 7:30 pm – ACAP, 17 Claremont, Bradford, BD7 1BG

Our health activity with women is funded by Peoples Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery Yorkshire and Humber

We are proud to partner with the People'[s Health Trust (PHT) to bring a new and exciting range of activities for women to take part in over the next two years. We are grateful for their support which enables ACAP to empower women from the local community to design activities that they want.

People’s Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local neighbourhoods to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with each of the regional and country lotteries raising money through The Health Lottery, and distributes grants. www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk


A bit about why we started and

where we are today.

Welcome to ACAP, where we ignite change from the grassroots up. Born out of a deep concern for the disproportionate exclusion of Black children from schools, both at primary and secondary levels, we embarked on a bold mission to reshape the educational landscape. Through our dedicated efforts, we’ve become a beacon of hope, touching the lives of thousands of young people and their families, across Bradford and West Yorkshire.

From humble beginnings, our journey has been one of continuous growth and adaptation, always attuned to the evolving needs of our community. Responding to a resounding call for adult-focused initiatives, we’ve introduced a range of tailored services, guided by direct consultation with those we serve. Witnessing the stark health disparities affecting the African Caribbean community, we’ve championed projects promoting holistic well-being and positive mental health.

Today, our impact spans far and wide. Whether nurturing young minds through our mentoring programmes and science clubs, empowering parents within educational settings, or promoting holistic wellness among women, our commitment remains unwavering. Our vibrant array of activities, from poetry clubs to film nights, our Windrush programme and annual cultural celebrations, all serve as a testament to our enduring vision.

At ACAP, inclusivity isn’t just a buzzword; it’s one of our guiding principles. Embracing individuals from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds, we stand as a true reflection of community unity. Through collaborative partnerships with various organisations, we’ve crafted a diverse and enriching programme that leaves no one behind.

Join us in our quest to unlock the full potential of every member of our community. Together, let’s forge a future where success knows no bounds and where each person’s contribution resonates throughout society. This is ACAP — where transformation begins, and where dreams take flight.



Did you get your copy of our Windrush Book?

Windrush: Three Generations Book

The Windrush generation came to the UK in search of work and to build a better life for themselves and their families. This book is a collection of stories from those who came to West Yorkshire.
Windrush: Three Generations’ documents personal stories of the arrival, settling in and building a future. Our contributors also tell us how they’ve maintained generational ties over the years.
Contributors talk about the impact the Windrush generation have had on British life and culture and also share valuable advice for the next generation.
This is a publication by the African Caribbean Achievement Project (ACAP). ACAP is a charity in Bradford, West Yorkshire dedicated to highlighting the stories of people from our region.


What Our Service Users Say About Our  Work

My daughter benefitted greatly from ACAP’s online tutoring programme studying maths and science. Her tutor was brilliant and instilled the skills and confidence that Shamaya needed to improve her grades at school. I recommend the service highly.

Stephen Pemberton

Father, Daughter year 5

The poetry club was excellent and brought out my creative side. I enjoyed the weekly classes and the new friends made. Thank you ACAP. you are the best for putting on classes like this that I probably would not have attended if it were held somewhere else.

Faith Ifayomi

West Bowling, Bradford

The therapeutic art sessions have been a great way for me to destress and come together with others who share common experiences. The vibes are nice, the food is good and the company is even better.

Brenda Forrest

Carer, Bradford


17 Claremont, Bradford, BD7 1BG

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