Palma Black is the founder and CEO of Soul Purpose 360 CIC. She has over 30 years’ experience in community development and regeneration. She is a trained Personal Performance Coach and is DISC Accredited.
Palma was head of community investment for a G15 social housing association for nearly a decade and still works in the industry, keeping up with relevant knowledge, skills, and experience. She has contributed to social policy change across many areas in London and the southeast and is known and respected in many fields in a variety of sectors.
She is a Grants Panel Member of the Football Foundation, so is conversant in public funds management and programme impact, monitoring and evaluation.
The social enterprise has four active Directors (including Palma), these are Steve Carley, Rebecca Roache and Nickesha Grant and three executive positions of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
The organisation benefits from five Independent Advisory Board members from different sectors, who all have an acute understanding of the issues and experiences of the organisations beneficiaries.
They are experienced social entrepreneurs; running charities and social enterprises, programme management, strategic business development, tech innovation, expertise in voluntary and public sector delivery, impact assessment and financial management and more. We have a cohort of 35 volunteers who take on the role of local group volunteer facilitators.
I joined Soul Purpose 360 because I was seeking change and growth within myself and did not know how to get there.
I had a vision of who I wanted to be and where I wanted to go but was mentally stuck. I decided in order to make changes in my life and had to do something different.
I made the choice to put myself in spaces with like-minded Black women with whom I could relate to. I attended my first Soul Purpose 360 event in January 2023. I knew it would be the best choice I made for myself.
Founder and Director of Unity Roots CIC. Unity Roots strives to improve equality, employability, understanding, skills, peace, and opportunity for all through innovative Social Enterprise involving World Music and Arts, Heritage and Cultural initiatives.