In March, Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council was awarded a funding grant by the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust. Trustees agreed to award £39,830 for the organisation's Tenancy Rights and Support Services project.
ELREC Manager Parveen Ishaq said: "Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council is a small charity organisation with the main aim to help minority communities living in Edinburgh and the Lothians on issues of discrimination, inequality and support them to access statutory services and break down any barriers they may face. We have been around for over 40 years and have vast experience working with diverse communities from our staff to volunteers and the board team."
"This new project directly meets the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust's primary objectives by promoting the advancement of education and legal rights for tenants in private rented housing and finding alternative and efficient dispute resolution processes between tenants and landlords. We have many diverse communities who need support as well as the new Scot and refugee communities, so this fits well with our nature of work. We are very grateful to the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust for this opportunity and look forward to starting this new project."