The British Gurkha Nepalese Association (BGNA) was established as a charitable organisation in 2015 by a group of 19 former Gurkhas and 16 Gurkha wives. After completing their service in the armed forces they and their families found it difficult to integrate back into civilian life. They needed a space to learn, meet people, take part in learning, community and social activities to develop their personal and societal knowledge and also to break their social isolation and have an improved quality of life.
Today, within a short period of time BGNA has become well known in the London Borough of Brent and surroundings for delivering services to people from different walks of life.
The British Gurkha Nepalese Association (BGNA) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with Registered Charity Number 1166791.
To integrate socially isolated people into society so that they improve their health and enjoy a better quality of life.
We believe that every person should enjoy access to services in the community for their health and well being.
Our Core Values
Our Mission Statement
BGNA (British Gurkha Nepalese Association) is a Charity which aims to promote social inclusion by working with people of all ages who are socially excluded in order to serve their needs to integrate into society in the form of English/IT classes, employment training programmes, community activities as well as providing advice and advocacy in the London Borough of Brent and surroundings.
(1) To promote social inclusion for the public benefit in The London Borough of Brent by preventing people from becoming socially excluded relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society, in particular by:
- The provision of education and training in the English language and in vocational skills;
- The provision of social and recreational facilities and events involving the local community.
- The provision of advice and information.
(2) To relieve poverty among the socially and economically disadvantaged members of the community in the London Borough of Brent, in particular but not exclusively those from minority ethnic backgrounds, by the provision of grants of financial assistance.