The Ethiopian Community in Britain (ECB) was established in September 1984 by a group of concerned Ethiopian residents in the UK. In May 1988 the ECB became a registered charity and a limited company by guarantee.
Originally the objectives of the ECB were to deal with the issues of poverty, distress and hardship along with training, education and leisure activities, to improve the qualities of life for the Ethiopian community throughout the UK, the majority of whom were refugees and asylum seekers.
However in 2005 these services were expanded to include the entire community, addressing the same issues but to a wider audience. To this day these commitments still apply.
Currently plans are in motion to expand further the training and education in social problems and issues.
Over the years the ECB has been a beneficiary of financial grants from a number of voluntary bodies, namely LBGS, Camden Council, City and Parochial Foundation, The Tudor Trust, Telethon, and the BRC.