Action for Refugees – 28th January

Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees will be exhibiting at an event on Saturday 28 January from 1.30-3.30pm at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, Nicolson Square – and we’d love to see you there.

The event is part of a process of participatory budgeting, where people who live, work and volunteer in Edinburgh have a say over how money is spent and which projects they want to develop.

Police Scotland, the Scottish Government and the City of Edinburgh Council have contributed £40,000 for work to tackle Islamophobia in Edinburgh.

One of programmes has been successful in reaching the final stage – the public decision! .

We would love to see you on the day to explain more about our new project, the Edinburgh Weekend Club, based on a model developed by our sister organisation Interfaith Glasgow (you can see a video of the Glasgow Weekend Club and what it’s about here – we want to get one started in Edinburgh to support refugee integration, especially with the families arriving from Syria).

More importantly, you will also get to see all the other projects and ideas which are seeking support.  It will be a great day to find out more about integration and cohesion work in the city.  And once the event is finished, the process of decision-making begins.  Obviously, we’d love your support if you are eligible (you are aged over 8 and live, work or volunteer in Edinburgh) – but you can also find out which other projects you think might be good for money to be spent on.

If you can make it, drop in any time between 1.30 and 3.30pm to the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX.  You can also enjoy a visit to the Well Café, but do please come and say hi at the Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees stand, and find out more what our plans are for 2017.

Best wishes

 

David

 

David Bradwell

Refugee Co-ordinator

 

 

121 George Street

Edinburgh EH2 4YN

 

07341 478 174

www.sfar.org.uk

@WithRefugees

dbradwell@churchofscotland.org.uk

 

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