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


Join us for the first Climate Leadership residential workshop for current and new members of the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network taking place in the beautiful setting of the Allanton House in Dumfries and Galloway from Friday 19th to Saturday 20th August.

Contact Kristina, Development Officer for the Network at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07432 602 008 with any inquiries.

Register at https://emleadership.eventbrite.co.uk


Order of Proceedings

11:00 am Registration (Tea & Coffee)

               Comperes Dr Ahmed Khweir, and Ola Pawluk

11:30 am Speaker Baillie Mohammed Razzaq on behalf of Lord Provost

               Speaker Kawther Luay on behalf of Climate Challenge fund projects

               Short video of projects compiled by Stuart Platt

               Speaker Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council

               Performance Billy Young (Poet)

               Speaker Hamza Yusuf MSP

               Speaker Fraser Christie, Keep Scotland Beautiful

               Performance Ruminate

               Speaker Zarina Ahmed, Cemvo

               Presentatation of Community Champion award by Frank McAveety

12:30pm Close

Saturday 9th April 2016 Glasgow City Chambers George Square Glasgow, G2 1DU



In partnership with the Scottish Government, CEMVO Scotland is organising 2 events to increase the awareness among ethnic minority (EM) groups of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and to explore positive ways in which diverse communities can engage with the principles of the Act.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 17th June 2015 and became an Act on 24th July 2015 after receiving Royal Assent. Since then the Scottish Government has been working towards developing regulations and guidance for both Public Bodies and communities in the implementation of the Act.

To find out more or book your place please visit:


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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