Project Esperanza UK has been dedicated to bringing positive change to the lives of women of African heritage living in the United Kingdom since 2016. It was initially a Domestic Violence And Abuse support service, however; over the years the project evolved because there were gaps in the services available to Black and African women; and a need for inequalities awareness. The project now operates as a womanist initiative supporting women of African heritage in North Edinburgh Scotland.

Our Vision encompasses a commitment to promote acceptance through challenging inequalities; inspiring opportunities for ACTION that encourage cultural exchange and promote inclusion and encourage diversity and integration in communities. We also have a commitment to encourage the preservation and elevation of African identity and culture through promoting an afrocentric approach to the way we work and ensuring that the provision of specialist services and culturally appropriate support is available to serve as a vessel that ignites positive change to the lives of women of African heritage in Edinburgh and wider Scotland.

Our Mission is to ensure that our vision makes positive impact to individual and community health through the unique and powerful ways that we show up to empower migrant women of African heritage, their families & communities; and also the ways in which we inspire opportunities for ACTION that promote inclusion, but most importantly inclusion without bias so that women of African heritage are able to build meaningful lives and relationships in wider community.

Office Hours 9am- 12pm Monday- Friday
๐Ÿ“ž 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 2000 247
๐Ÿ“ž National Sexual Violence Helpline: 0808 8029 999
๐Ÿ“ž 24 Hour Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline: 0800 0271 234
๐Ÿ“ž Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline 0808 8010 302
In an emergency contact the Police by dialling 999 (if it is safe to do so)
In non emergency contact the Police by dialling 101

Please be advised that we do not pass personal details on to any third parties. We only accept third party referrals if the person who is at risk gives their consent for us to make contact with them. Referrals to be made via referral form only. Please request form here