Cash boost for black and ethnic minority group

An organisation which works to strengthen the black and ethnic
minority voluntary sector in Scotland looks set receive a
£300,000 cash injection, from the Scottish executive

The three year funding package was announced at the Black and
Ethnic Minority Infrastructure in Scotland’s (BEMIS) AGM, by deputy
minister for social justice Margaret Curran.

It follows the completion of an 18-month strategic review of
executive funding for the black and ethnic minority voluntary

Speaking at the AGM, Ms Curran said: We want to see the
voluntary sector develop into the third force in Scotland. And that
means including groups that represent all of Scotland’s diverse
communities, not just the existing white-led sector.

‘I hope this funding enables black and ethnic voluntary groups
to play a full and active part in the new Scotland.’




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