We’re thrilled to be launching a new project which will help Afghans in communities across Scotland to thrive.

This project has been made possible thanks to £40,000 in funding from the Scottish Government. The money will be used to support grassroots groups and organisations run by and for people who have arrived in Scotland after fleeing the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

By strengthening and building the capacity of these local groups, we aim to help New Scots from Afghanistan feel at home and play an active role in their new communities.

We will do this by:
  • Identifying and organising opportunities for people to take part in events and activities that help them make friends and feel connected in their local area
  • Connecting local groups so they can meet, share ideas, learn from each other and work together to support communities
  • Create an Afghan Collective, similar to our Ukraine Collective, made up of volunteers with lived experience who will represent and advocate for their communities at both a national and local level

We will focus on communities in five key regions: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverclyde, Inverness and Perth. We’ll also work closely with existing, well established organisations in Glasgow who have valuable experience of successfully forming groups and supporting local communities.

Rachel Lamb
Author: Rachel Lamb