After a wonderful seven years, our Welcoming a Greener Future project came to an end on Thursday 31 March 2022. Since 2015 we have: Saved 701.5 tonnes Co2, held over 300 climate change activities, and engaged with over 2,000 people.
We are preparing to welcome and open our services to the new arriving Ukrainians. However, our experience shows that new arrivals need many things when they come to a foreign city, e.g. books for their children, clothing, etc., which puts additional financial pressure on our organisation. Therefore, we are asking you to lend your usual kindness and donate whatever you can through our LocalGiving.
After an incredible seven years, our Welcoming a Greener Future project will be coming to a close on March 31 2022. The project has been funded by the Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund since it began in 2015. Now, we
We call on the UK government to offer safe and legal routes to Ukrainians fleeing the conflict, as well as all others who seek sanctuary in the UK.
We held our first LGBT History Month Scotland event on Tuesday 22nd February 2022, in partnership with Micro Rainbow. We want to continue this important dialogue and encourage our supporteres to take the next step in supporting these communities.
We look back on 2021 at The Welcoming as a year of challenge, but also as a year of opportunity – to show what we can achieve as a community. We have faced challenges to refugee and migrant rights at home and internationally, adapted our services throughout the pandemic, took climate action for our planet, and developed our approach to equality and diversity.
Donate to our Winter Appeal today to support refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Edinburgh through the challenges of winter, the pandemic and building lives in a new country.
Following the Scottish Government’s latest announcement to work from home, we are closing the office from Thursday 9th December 2021 until Monday 17th January 2022.
Edinburgh charity The Welcoming has won the Ashden Award for Green Communities. The prize was announced at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, UK, at a ceremony attended by the President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado. The Ashden Awards honour
We are excited to be involved in COP26 along with thousands of people campaigning for climate justice. Our Welcoming team will be in the Green Zone at COP26 and at the March for Climate Justice in Glasgow. Find out how you can get involved.