About Gate Herts

Gate Herts was formed in July 2010 as a not-for-profit community organisation. Gate became a registered charity in 2019 with charity (no.1183517) 

We are a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities development organisation. We are Gypsy, Roma and Traveller led. We work towards our communities becoming fully accepted participants in mainstream society while still retaining their distinct culture and heritage.

By developing the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities both in Hertfordshire and more widely in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society.

Conducting or commissioning research in regard to the inequality and discrimination issues experienced by members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities; raising understanding and awareness about the inequality and discrimination experienced by members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities; and promoting activities to foster understanding.

To promote social inclusion to those who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnicity, in particular, members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, to address those needs by addressing the inequalities and discrimination from which they suffer;

GATE Herts exists to work towards improving the quality of life for our communities and promote a better understanding of Gypsy, Roma land Traveller culture within and beyond these communities. We work in partnership to address the issues which affect Accommodation, Health, Education Employment, Human Rights and our circumstances within UK society.    We live by the motto: ‘Nothing about us, without us’