Scottish Refugee Council are pleased to announce that eight organisations have been successful in applying to deliver Sharing Lives, Sharing Languages projects

In March 2019, we sent out an invitation to tender for organised groups working with refugees to take part in delivering one of the eight Sharing Lives, Sharing Languages projects as part of New Scots Integration: Rights and Communities.

The scheme was piloted in 2017 to great success and we are delighted that it has now been launched fully.

We are asking groups to set up and deliver a project to build social connections with the wider community; to support people who have recently arrived to feel at home; provide informal opportunities for people to practise English and help people find work.

The projects will be delivered based on a peer education model so that people with experience of rebuilding their lives in Scotland are able to pass on  that first hand knowledge and experience to help others in a similar situation.

We are delighted to announce that the following eight organisations have all been successful:

Sewing Together All Nations

Communities Team P & K

Grampian Regional Equality Council

Govan Community Equality Council

Refugee Survival Trust


Argyll and Bute

WEA Highlands

Communities Manager Jewels Lang says “we are so pleased that these organisations and their projects have been successful in their applications, and are looking forward to working with them over the next twelve months as they work to build social connections with their wider communities across Scotland.”

This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union

Chris Pettigrew
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