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.
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 delighted to announce that three of our wonderful volunteers have won awards through Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021. Our former Befriending Manager Life Raluy has also been commended for her work while she was with us.
The Welcoming is lucky and proud to have so many volunteers. Thank you, for the 2000+ hours you offered in 2020-21. Thank you to the 58 of you who are with us now, supporting our staff and our services but above all, supporting the New Scots who are now settled here and call Edinburgh home. You are helping make Edinburgh a more welcoming place.
A snapshot of the fantastic contributions our volunteers have made to The Welcoming over the past year.