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



Now that our project has started we would like to bring our ten organisations together for our next network learning event.   Money Advice Scotland are kindly going to be hosting this event on Tuesday 12th  August 2014.  We will have a guest speaker Craig Simmons Head of Strategy and Development from Money Advice Scotland who will be giving a presentation on the FCA regulations. We are currently in the process of arranging this therefore further details will be confirmed with regards to time and itinerary of this event in due course.



 Financial Inclusion Programme Network Learning Event 12th  August 2014 

A big thank you to all that contributed to making this event successful!


The event was kindly hosted by Money Advice Scotland (MAS). The speakers included Yvonne MacDermid, C.E.O (MAS), Craig MacDermid, C.E.O (MAS), Craig Simmons, Head of Strategy and Development (MAS), Shaista Asghar, Head of Operations & Resources CEMVO Scotland, Helen McCabe, Financial Inclusion Officer CEMVO Scotland.

Yvonne MacDermid opened the event with a strategic overview of financial inclusion work to date, including future aims and goals. Helen McCabe gave a presentation on where we are now with the project, and how we intend to progress with this in the coming months.

The latter part of the event involved active participation from all attendees. Feedback and discusions by attendees focussed on the learning that had occured, whether expectation were being met and if there had been any change or outcomes to the network members orgnisation, as a result of participation on the programme. The feedback was encouraging, showing that both mainstream and ethnic minority organisations were finding the consultancy sessions and training beneficial and valuable.

 Our speaker Craig Simmons Head of Strategy and Development on secondment to Money Advice Scotland gave a presentation on the new FCA regulations.

Based on the promising feedback from this event, we are pleased to say that we will be continuing with our shared networking events. Our second quarterly newsletter has now been distributed to the network and is available on the CEMVO Scotland website.

Our next Network Learning Event will be held on Thursday 13th November 2014, at CEMVO Scotland Offices.

Address:  Lancefield, 95 - 107 Lancefield Street, G3 8HZ.




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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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