CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary organisation and strategic partner of the Scottish Government Equality Unit.

Our aim is to build the capacity and sustainability of the ethnic minority (EM) voluntary sector and its communities. Since being established in 2003, we have developed a database network of over 600 ethnic minority voluntary sector organisations throughout Scotland to which we deliver a wide range of programmes that provide capacity building support to the sector. Please visit our “programme” page which provides more information about our areas of work and programmes past and present, which for example, include social enterprise support, leadership development and race equality mainstreaming support to the public and third sectors.

As a national organisation, we continually engage with the EM voluntary sector and its communities, which enable us to gather intelligence about the needs and issues affecting the sector. This helps our organisation to deliver tailored support to the sector, and to work strategically with public, statutory, and government agencies to tackle a range of prevalent issues such as race equality, social inclusion, capacity building and civic participation.

Mision, Vision and Values


CEMVO Scotland’s vision is a secure and sustainable base for Scotland’s ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities.


Underpinned by race equality, CEMVO Scotland’s mission is to level the playing field for Scotland’s ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities. We will do this by:

  • building capacity and mobilising skills in organisations and their people,
  • fostering both individual and collective leadership,
  • enabling active participation in community, democratic and civic life,
  • a working strategically to raise the profile of and create opportunities for the sector.

All of our work will contribute to a Scottish society where ethnic minority communities’ contribution is recognised for its part in making Scotland a successful country.


At CEMVO Scotland, our work and actions are guided by a set of core values:

  • Integrity – we carry out all our work in an open, honest and ethical manner.
  • Quality – we continuously improve and develop our operations and delivery of programmes to ensure they meet the needs of our stakeholders.
  • Equality – we treat people with respect and dignity, and tirelessly advocate for equal opportunities and inclusiveness in our society.
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