CEMVO Scotland are pleased to announce our new 4 year programme (EM)powering Women funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The official launch will be coming soon! +++ CEMVO Scotland has supported EM organisations to secure Over £3M from the Climate Challenge Fund , creating over 30 employment opportunities and 26 new funded projects +++ CEMVO Scotland has supported 4 young people and 2 groups to secure £38k in funding to help start up and grow their social enterprises +++ 24 organisations provided with mainstreaming race equality consultancy advice/support +++ Mainstreaming support lead to new policies and procedures for carrying the Kirpan in court




CEMVO Scotland are pleased to announce our new 4 year programme (EM)powering Women funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  The official launch will be coming soon! 

  • (EM)powering Women will provide much needed support to ethnic minority women in Glasgow and surrounding areas over the next 4 years.  The project will primarily focus on women between the ages of 25-55, supporting them to develop themselves through training, coaching and mentoring to reach a positive destination.
  • The project will be delivered through two distinct, but linked strands - Employability Support and Confidence & Wellbeing.  The support provided will be tailored to suit each woman depending on her life journey, circumstances and aspirations.
  •  Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “I am delighted that CEMVO Scotland is one of 60 groups sharing in our latest grants totalling over £17 million. This is life changing money which will support people and families facing challenging circumstances and I wish CEMVO Scotland every success as it goes on to develop and expand this valuable project".
  • CEMVO Scotland Head of Operations and Resources, Shaista Asghar, said:  "Thank you to the Big Lottery Fund for funding this project, it will make a huge difference to ethnic minority women.  It will allow us to specifically target women who are furthest away from the job market and provide holistic and bespoke support.  The uniqueness of this project is that it’s not just about helping women to reach the next stage in their lives, it’s about actually addressing the issues and barriers they face and supporting them overcome these, in their time so the change is more likely to last and be successful". 

CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary, a strategic partner of the Scottish Government and has a database network of around 600 organisations.  Our work is underpinned by race equality and we work tirelessly to build the capacity and sustainability of the ethnic minority third sector and its communities.  We firmly believe in equality, however inherent in the work we deliver is the knowledge and understanding that for this to truly exist, equity first needs to be achieved.  We work with individuals, communities and organisations in a flexible and nurturing way to build, develop and empower them to achieve this.

If you would like further information or are interested in taking part in this project please call Shaista Asghar, Head of Operations and Resources on 0141 248 4830 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to register your interest for the official launch or for any other general enquiries please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We are pleased to report the first  Climate Leadership Residential organised and facilitated by CEMVO Scotland was a huge success!!!

CEMVO Scotland’s Climate Change and Environmental Officer, Zarina Ahmad has been nominated for ELREC’s Equality Champions Award 2016.

ELREC are delighted to say that Zarina from CEMVO has been shortlisted  for their prestigious award and would like to congratulate her for this. ELREC’s Equality Champions’ Gala Dinner is on the 20th November 2016 where the final winners will be announced.“  Good Luck Zarina from all your colleagues at CEMVO Scotland!

Contact Info

Cemvo Scotland

Lancefield House
1st Floor, 95 - 107 Lancefield Street
Glasgow, G3 8HZ

Tel: 0141 248 4830
Fax: 0141 221 4439

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