Passion4Fusion is a Black and Minority Ethnic organisation in Scotland. Passion4Fusion was established in 2014 as an informal community initiative by a group of multi-cultural volunteers motivated to create a support structure to meet the needs of diverse ethnic minority communities, particularly young people and women in Edinburgh and the Lothians. This informal group became established in April 2015 as a company limited by guarantee and subsequently as a charity in June 2017. Our aim is to empower and advance the equal and active participation of the diverse ethnic minorities in all aspects of society. We enable direct engagement not only with the diverse communities but also with relevant stakeholders,policy stakeholders at local and national levels.
Black and Minority Ethnic communities (BME) in Scotland specifically, Africans are faced with Multiple issues such as Racism and discrimination, under representations within mainstream services, immigration challenges, poor physical and mental health, poor access to general services, poor housing, employment and a lack of effective consultation and research work specific for Africans and their needs. Over the years, these challenges have played a major part in undermining the development of appropriate services for Black and ethnic minority population in Scotland. The need to address specific issues for Black Africans requires a direct response and culturally appropriate approach by Africans themselves in order to tackle these problems and address the inequalities that exist. Part of our response to these issues in Edinburgh and West Lothian, was the establishment of Passion4Fusion led by a group of multi-cultural volunteers motivated to create a support structure to meet the needs of diverse ethnic minority communities to address the inequalities gaps in support for Black Africans living in Edinburgh and West Lothian.