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

What is the CBP?

Funded by the Scottish Government, the Capacity Building Programme (CBP) is designed to provide capacity building support commensurate with the needs of Scotland’s ethnic minority voluntary sector.

Since July 2004, CEMVO Scotland has worked with over 125 ethnic minority voluntary organisations and community groups throughout Scotland, helping to secure over £2.5 million for the sector.  This kind of grass-roots level engagement and good quality support has been the key to the success of the CBP.

What is the Ethnic Minority Civic Congress (EMCC)?

Funded by the Scottish Government the EMCC was initiated in 2006 in order to provide ethnic minority communities in Scotland with a representative, democratic and structured platform designed to facilitate civic engagement and participation.


The Inclusive Democracy Project (IDP) is funded by the Electoral Commission and has been designed to ensure that ethnic minority communities have a fair understanding of electoral processes and are able to participate in this process.

The project started in 2007 and to date has worked with over 1200 people across Scotland.  The outreach and learning events approach we take to this work has contributed to its success at grassroots level.

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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