Elevate: amplifying the voices of refugees and asylum seekers

Closed 30 Apr 2024

Opened 19 Apr 2023


The 'Elevate' programme amplifies the voices of refugees and asylum seekers in decision-making processes across Scotland, and works to increase the understanding of their lived experience within key public bodies and third-sector organisations.

Funded by the Scottish Government and led by Mental Health Foundation we work closely with transport, health and social care, education and policing organisations to ensure that one of the most marginalised groups in society is encouraged to contribute to the processes that help improve public services.

Refugee communities will be supported by increasing their capacity to be in decision-making spaces, such as civic groups, which are often predominated by mostly white Scottish communities.

Refugees and people seeking asylum can sign-up to volunteer with the programme.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Case study