ELREC launched a new project to support the community affected by Covid-19We are delighted to announce that we have launched a new project at ELREC today to support people from BAME communities affected by Covid-19. A brief launch event took place at the ELREC meeting room on 04 October 2021.The BAME RECAP will work towards restoring the livelihoods of BAME communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Edinburgh and the Lothian.The Global Majority Fund, financed by Comic Relief in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust (NET), supports this project. In Scotland, CRER is an Intermediary Partner for Comic Relief’s Global Majority Fund.MSP for Lothian Foysol Choudhury MBE attended the launch event as a chief guest. He said ‘’ I would like thanks to CRER and funders for providing the grants for the BME communities aftermath of the Covid-19. It will help create a positive impact and improve the livelihood of the affected communities.’’Yasmin Luqman from CRER said ‘We are delighted to act as an Intermediary Partner of The Global Majority Fund and to make grants available to support BME community organisations like ELREC to continue delivering services to communities facing racial inequality who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.’‘This fund is also focussed on creating a positive impact with and for communities facing racial inequality across Scotland.’‘The Global Majority Fund, financed by Comic Relief in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust (NET), supports this project’The BAME RECAP project coordinator Mizan Rahman hosted the launch event and mentioned that a wide range of support is available for the Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME). Tailored made support and advice services freely available at ELREC. Specialised advocacy support is also available for people with ‘No recourse to public fund’.The project will also address the mental health and wellbeing issue by facilitating various activities over the year.To access support and services, anyone living across Edinburgh and Lothian can contact the project team by WhatsApp +447392663851 or email: bamerecap@elrec.org.uk. More information about the project can be found on social media @bamerecap.

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