Overview

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.

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.