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.