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.