Amiqus has committed to a three-year partnership with Scottish Refugee Council, providing a combination of fundraising, collaboration, laptops and IT equipment, in support of SRC initiatives and community groups across the country to access online services and opportunities.
Scottish Refugee Council provides practical support and advice to refugees and asylum seekers, assisting some of the most financially and socially vulnerable people seeking safety and starting a new life in Scotland.
Amiqus, recently recognised in Deloitte’s annual Fast 50 awards as the fastest growing technology company in Scotland and the 5th fastest growing fintech in the UK, aims to create a model by delivering impact through this partnership, that other scaling companies across the UK can replicate to engage with the third sector.
Callum Murray, founding CEO at Amiqus, said:
“Everyone deserves a safe place to call home and now, more than ever, charities like Scottish Refugee Council are faced with very difficult decisions about what they can provide and how they allocate vital services which can’t be replicated anywhere else. It’s my view that businesses can and should step up to play a supporting role where possible; demonstrating a commitment to the wider communities we all serve.
By partnering with SRC, we’ll increase our understanding of the complex barriers and digital exclusion faced by vulnerable groups and displaced people. Within the next three years, with the full support of the business, its board and our investors, we’ll work together with a shared purpose to create change and remove these structural challenges as part of our commitment to reinvent the delivery of regulated services and make legal help accessible.”
Dr Sabir Zazai (OBE, FRSE), Chief Executive at Scottish Refugee Council, commented:
“It’s wonderful to acknowledge the support of Amiqus to Scottish Refugee Council over three years with the support of its staff, their fundraising endeavours and much-needed IT equipment for our beneficiaries. It’s extremely encouraging to see that a variety of actors in our communities across Scotland, including those in the corporate sector, are pulling together to support refugees and asylum seekers as new Scots, while they navigate their way through what is an extremely difficult and stressful time of their lives.”