BEMIS Scotland are aware that ethnic minority communities across Scotland will need to self-isolate and may need additional support to access support agencies, emergency relief or make contact with broader community support initiatives. Having spoken to communities across Scotland in the last number of days it has become apparent that the coming days and weeks […]
We have had a very large number of applications to our Emergency Sustenance Grant fund, and while we are glad to be able to help out so many people, we unfortunately cannot continue to provide this fund at this time. We have had to make the hard decision to suspend further applications. If there are […]
On behalf of the EMNRN, we today sent a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding the consequences of having ‘no recourse to public funds’ faced by members of the diverse ethnic minority communities in Scotland. You can see this letter in full here. The main text of the letter is reproduced below
Today we have launched our Covid-19 Transition Fund for organisations. With support from the Scottish Government we have £39,500 we are going to distribute to community organisations across Scotland. The transition fund is here to help organisations respond to the changing needs of their members in a sustainable way. This can mean help in accessing […]
From Friday 17th April until Friday 29th May 2020 we will provide emergency grant relief to those facing acute financial vulnerability due to the ongoing situation. Grant Fund total: £26,600 £16,600 – Scottish Government Resilience Fund £10,000 – BEMIS Emergency Reserves We can support people/families who meet the following self-defined criteria: Have run out of or will run out […]
Our annual Multicultural Football Cup held at Toryglen on Sunday 1st December was once again a huge success. Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to the winning teams! Take a look at some pictures from the day below.
Migrant and Refugee Integration as a Two-Way Process: Opportunities and Challenges in Education A major challenge for the increasingly multicultural Europe, amidst the ongoing refugee crisis, is the smooth social integration of ethnic and cultural minorities (ECM), including their children. Migrant integration takes place at multiple levels, and one of the most sensitive fields is […]
BEMIS Scotland are delighted to announce that our Scotland’s Winter Festivals (SWF) small grant scheme is now open. With support from the Scottish Government, the small grant fund will be available to Scotland’s diverse ethnic and cultural minority community organisations to programme bespoke multicultural celebratory events that are open to the public to attend. These […]
The 3rd newsletter for the Parents for All project is now available, covering the recently completed Training Materials and Assessment Toolkit, and the Final Conference taking place in November. Download now:
You can see BEMIS’s response below to the Scottish Government’s proposed Hate Crime legislation, informed by our recent Hate Has No Home consultation events and Thematic Conference on Hate Crime motivated by racial and religious prejudice in October 2018.