LINKnet Mentoring

LINKnet Mentoring

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups

Other details

Organisation type: 
Geographical remit: 
National - Scotland


LINKnet Mentoring Ltd  is the first and the only direct mentoring organisation that is established to serve minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Scottish Borders and Fife. It was established in 2000 to serve disadvantaged ethnic minorities in their pursuit of development. Over the years thousands have taken part in various mentoring programmes, education and employment mentoring being the core programme.

LINKnet's vision is to maximise representation of minority ethnic people including refugees and asylum seekers in further and higher education, employment and public and civic life of Scottish society through structured mentoring programmes in order to help the establishment of an equitable society.


LINKnet Services we offer:
- Advice drop-in
- One-to-one mentoring and befriending
- Training centre
- Voluntary work placements
- Eat Well for Oral Health campaign
- Language centre
- Befriending Programme

aims to:

  • eliminate/reduce inequality and disadvantage;

  • drive up public sector performance on equality and improve access to and benefit from public services by taking public services as formal partners to LINKnet's mentoring programme;

  • foster integration and promote dialogue and understanding between communities;

  • and develop the awareness and capacity of both majority and minority communities to engage with this agenda, to tackle racism and other disadvantages, promote equality by raising awareness of barriers to development, cultural diversity, community contributions to society and the economy through LINKnet's mentor training, mentee induction, information provision and public events.

Current opportunities

East Central Scotland, EH1 1JG

Become a Mentor

We need volunteer mentor to help our service users to look for jobs, go for further education , and self-development