Syrian New Scots Donation Information
There are many ways that you can contribute to the resettlement of Syrian refugees currently living in Aberdeen, or those that we will be welcoming in the near future.
A simple way that you can contribute to resettling Syrian New Scots in Aberdeen is by donating money.A corporate donation account or 'Resettlement Fund' has been set up with North East Scotland Credit Union (NESCU) and is overseen by representatives of the Church of Scotland and the Aberdeen City Partner Refugee Group.
Individuals or families resettled in Aberdeen under the Syrian Resettlement Programme can apply for donations directly to this fund, or with the help of their Support Officer.
The fund will support applications for the following:
Essential items/equipment Transport Subsidy Employability Support
Emergency Costs Health Improvement Cultural & integration projects
Connectivity costs (initial) Family Learning Education & training
The Resettlement Fund will not be used to pay regular bills, for non-essential items (unless they meet one of the criteria above), home decoration, personal entertainment or for anything that would duplicate existing or mainstream services.
How to Donate
If you would like to donate money to support Syrian New Scot's families in Aberdeen, you can contact NESCU on 01224 899688 / 0300 66 63728 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can make a direct payment using the following details:
Account number 20139906
Sort Code 608301
****Please use the reference 10020 and include your surname****
You can also send a cheque payment but the cheque must be made payable to NESCU and the reference number and your surname should be written on the reverse of the cheque.
Alternatively, you can also make payment to any of the NESCU collection points in cash.Just use the reference number 10020 on all correspondence at one of these collection points:
Head Office Cummings Park Community Flat Mastrick Community Centre
24 Victoria Road 122 Cummings Park Drive Greenfern Road
Aberdeen, AB11 9DR Aberdeen, AB16 7BB Aberdeen, AB16 6TR
Tel: 01224 899688 Tel: 01224 681357 Tel: 01224 788288
Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm Monday 10am 11am Tuesday 10am 12pm
Northfield Community Centre Wednesday 6pm 7pm
Aberdeen, AB16 7LL
Tel: 01224 695410
Thursday 9am 10am
Furniture, equipment, toys & clothing
If you have furniture, equipment, toys and/or clothing that you would like to donate, please contact Alana Nabulsi on ANabulsi@aberdeencity.gov.uk. We have limited storage capacity to hold items donated to assist families therefore we will only make requests for specific items as and when they are identified as being needed.You may wish to donate items to other vulnerable and needy groups and there are several fantastic local charities that may be able to assist you.
Please contact Instant Neighbour http://www.instantneighbour.co.uk/donate/ or Somebody Cares http://www.somebodycaresuk.org/resources/contact-info for further information about how you can help.
Food, drinks & toiletries
Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) are coordinating donations of food, drinks and toiletries to families.If you would like to donate, please contact CFINE on 01224 596156 or email@example.com
If you are unsure if food items you wish to purchase or donate are Halal, all food items suitable for a vegetarian will also be suitable for our Syrian New Scots families.
If you like more information about how you could help with resettlement planning and delivery in Aberdeen, please contact Faiza Nacef on FNACEF@aberdeencity.gov.uk.We are always looking to identify Arabic speakers, volunteers to help with our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision, befrienders for families, and much more. If you would like to volunteer for Aberdeen City Council and contribute to welcoming and resettling our new Syrian Scots, please complete the volunteer application form attached and return to Faiza Nacef.
For more information, please contact ANabulsi@aberdeencity.gov.uk