Equality Unit Funding  Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund (PECF)

VAF is pleased to announce that 66 projects have been successful in gaining grant funding through the PROMOTING EQUALITY AND COHESION (PECF)  Fund.

The PEC Fund aims to support third sector organisations to make a real difference to the lives of people with any protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

Ethnic Minority Impact Awards 2017

The Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) is delighted to have participated in the Ethnic Minority Impact Awards hosted by CEMVO Scotland on 17November in Glasgow. Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are at the heart of all our relationships so we were very happy to support the event.  

We were proud to acknowledge the invaluable contribution made by ethnic minority volunteers supporting projects funded by the Scottish Government Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund. 

Congratulations to the winning and commended volunteers who were presented with awards and certificates by Keith Wimbles – Chief Executive of VAF.

Outstanding Volunteers

Sukhwinder Singh - Sikh Sanjog
Navshin Sarguroh - The Hidden Gardens

Commendation for Volunteering

Twimukya Mushaka – Deafblind Scotland
Fakhriya Abdulkadir – Mental Health Foundation

Keith said “Volunteers are the lifeline of third sector organisations giving valuable time to support their communities. Today we wish to celebrate the contributions of hidden volunteers and commend individuals for supporting people in their communities. They are all inspirational”.


Ethnic Minority Impact Awards 2017 by Slidely Photo Gallery