The Supporting New Scots Fund strives to make it easier for refugees across Scotland to learn English and find work.

The initiative aims to help refugees and people seeking asylum become part of their communities and reduce their risk of poverty.

Funding has been awarded to projects which deliver on two key areas: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Employability.

Our head of policy and communications Gary Christie said: “We were overwhelmed with the high quality of submissions. The incredible standard we’ve seen further highlights the need for more funding for ESOL and employability projects across Scotland.”

The ESOL projects receiving funding are: Community Infosource, East Ayrshire Council, East Lothian Works, Govan Community Project, Renfrewshire Council Adult and Family Learning Service, Cassiltoun Housing Association, Freedom from Torture, Barnardos, CSREC and FOSS.

The employability projects receiving funding are: The Salvation Army, Bridges Programme, The Language Hub, West of Scotland Regional Equality Council, The Lennox Partnership and UHI Moray.

Read more about the Supporting New Scots Fund.


Gilly Furmage
Author: Gilly Furmage