Funders, donors and partners

We are immensely grateful for the financial support we have received from a wide variety of funders and donors across the year. We are also privileged to have been able to work in partnership with all kinds of organisations across the city who share our goals of welcoming and supporting newcomers to Edinburgh. Thank you all!


  • Big Bike Revival
  • Big Lottery
  • Castansa Trust
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Climate Challenge Fund
  • Corra Foundation Henry Duncan Grants
  • Edinburgh Airport Community Board Fund
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust
  • Nancy Massey Charitable Trust
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Power Energy People’s Trust
  • SCVO Digital Participation Fund
  • Seedbed Trust
  • Tudor Trust
  • University of Edinburgh Community Grants
  • Woodward Trust


Sincere thanks to everyone who has handed in donations, contributed to fundraising events or contributed via our online Donate button.

Corporate Supporters

We are very grateful to White Stuff Leith for selecting the Welcoming as their charity partner this year and to Skyscanner for sponsoring our Digital Skills classes and providing volunteers to work in our Sustainable Garden.


  • Backbone CIC
  • Befriending Networks
  • Beyond Borders International Festival
  • Bikes for Refugees
  • Bridgend Farmhouse
  • Business Gateway
  • CCF Minority Ethnic Network
  • CEMVO (Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations)
  • Churches for Sanctuary
  • City of Edinburgh Council Advice Shop
  • City of Edinburgh Council Children and Families Team
  • City of Edinburgh Council Lifelong Learning
  • City of Edinburgh Council Refugee and Migration Team
  • City of Sanctuary Edinburgh
  • Crossed Paths of Europe
  • Drawn to Learn
  • Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust
  • Edinburgh Art Festival
  • Edinburgh College NC Working with Communities
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Edinburgh Leisure
  • Edinburgh Napier University, School of Arts and Creative Industries
  • Edinburgh Sciences Festival
  • Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council
  • Equality and Rights Network
  • EU Citizens Rights Project
  • Evaluation Support Scotland
  • Festival City Volunteers
  • Fresh Start
  • Health in Mind
  • Home Energy Scotland
  • Joanna Cherry MP
  • Jog Scotland
  • LinkNet
  • Media Education
  • Migrant Pride
  • New Scots Steering Group
  • NHS Inform
  • Open Book Reading
  • Pianodrome
  • PlayLab International
  • Police Scotland
  • Pret A Manger
  • Project Scotland
  • Re-Act (Refugee Action Scotland)
  • Refugee Survival Trust
  • Remakery
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Royal High School
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre
  • Safe Deposits Scotland
  • Saheliya
  • Saughton Mains Allotments Association
  • Saughton Park Restoration Project
  • Scotland’s Urban Past
  • Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
  • Science Ceilidh
  • Shelter Scotland
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Social Bite
  • St Giles Cathedral Congregation
  • The Scottish Parliament
  • The Shrub
  • Volunteer Edinburgh
  • Volunteer Scotland
  • Written in Film
  • University of Edinburgh Community Education Programme
  • University of Edinburgh Mastercard Scholars Programme
  • University of Edinburgh Psychology Placement Project

Welcoming Strategy illustration by Drawn to Learn

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