The Hellenic Community of Edinburgh (HCE) was founded on the 22nd of November 2014 and successfully became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) on the 5th of February 2018. HCE aspires to be the reference point for the Hellenic and Cypriot population of Edinburgh with a considerable relevant track record to demonstrate. HCE is an inclusive organisation and welcomes any Edinburgh residents of Greek or Cypriot origin to apply for membership.
- 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.
HCE’s constitution can be found here.