Overview

The Hellenic Community of Edinburgh (HCE) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration number SC048115). It got incorporated on the 5th of February 2018, although its history dates back to late 2014 when it formed as a community group.

Vision

To be the reference point for Greeks in Edinburgh and a transmitter of Greek culture in the local community.

Purpose

HCE aims:

  • To promote fellowship and strengthen the links among members of the Hellenic community residing in Edinburgh and surrounding areas;
  • To foster and promote a better understanding and appreciation of the Hellenic culture by the local community;
  • To represent the Hellenic community of Edinburgh in any matter that the membership feels that is of common interest, also in cases where there is a collective view, which is deemed important to be stated. That includes communicating with the British local and national Authorities, institutions and other organisations worldwide; and
  • To not be involved in party politics i.e. the Community shall not actively participate in a campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office in any country.

Constitution

HCE’s constitution can be found here.