SV2G (St Vincent and the 2nd Generation) was established in 2003 as an African and Caribbean Arts & Heritage organisation. Based in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, which has the largest population of Vincentians in the UK, SV2G is one of the leading Vincentian organisations in the UK Diaspora.
As a registered Charity, SV2G offers a range of creative arts and heritage programmes that empower and develop young people of various diverse backgrounds. The work of the organisation includes managing the School of Steelpan, Wycombe Steel Orchestra, Carnival Arts programmes and a range of African and Caribbean heritage projects. The SV2G annual programme offers workshops and seminars (including for businesses) and recently piloted a national diaspora initiative to share Black and Minority Ethnic challenges and opportunities within the creative industries for young people.
Supporting hundreds of children, young people and communities each year, SV2G has an excellent track-record in delivering high quality community heritage activities that celebrate our culture and memories. The organisation has developed pioneering new intergenerational forms of learning through African and Caribbean intangible cultural heritage. In recognition of their innovative work, SV2G was one of 117 Cultural Olympiad projects in South East England to have been awarded the coveted London 2012 Inspire Mark.
SV2G is governed by a board of Trustees and Executive Members with skills in charity management, fundraising, law, accounting, government, community development, arts & heritage, architecture, spatial planning and development.
Patron & Honorary Members
Hon. Dr Ralph Gonsalves
Prime Minister of St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Countess Elizabeth Howe
H.M. Queen Elizabeth Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire