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The Tower Digital Arts Centre

Mission The idea behind The Tower Digital Arts Centre was to bring digital technology and the arts together under one roof to service the local community. Originally staging live theatre and musical shows, The Tower has evolved to bring first release local cinema back to the town centre and now comprises two screens, a music […]

Briefing - Year of Young People
Culture SEN
Tourism SEN

The Ecology Centre

Mission The Ecology Centre was established in 1998 out of a desire to protect the land around Kinghorn Loch, Fife, for the local community after an extensive clean up operation. The centre educates people about the benefits of protecting and interacting with the environment and focuses on young people through its work with nearby schools […]

Briefing - Year of Young People
Community Food SEN
Employability SEN
Health SEN
Tourism SEN

Callander Youth Project

Mission Around 20 years ago, a number of male suicides in Callander over a short period of time poignantly highlighted an acute lack of opportunities for young people in the area. The Callander Youth Project was set up to react to that need and offer not only recreational facilities, but something for young men and […]

Briefing - Year of Young People
Employability SEN
Tourism SEN

The Dornoch CIC

Mission Dornoch CIC aims to bring local people and businesses together in collaboration to promote the town and surrounding area, increase visitor numbers, extend the season and maintain an excellent standard of visitor experience.   Main Activities/Partnerships Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) identified Dornoch as an area of high growth potential in 2013, which led […]

Briefing - Community Tourism
Tourism SEN

The Good Morning Service

Mission The Good Morning® Service (GMS) aims to help every older person in Scotland feel safe, connected and valued.   Main Activities GMS helps older people retain their independence with a light-touch package of support delivered over the phone in the form of ‘befriending sessions’. Members receive a call each day at a pre-arranged time, […]

Health SEN

The Care and Wellbeing Cooperative

Mission The Care and Wellbeing Cooperative (CWC) is a local group of self-employed carers, professionals, therapists and other specialists who together work to give people in rural Perthshire greater flexibility and choice over the support and wellbeing services available to them.   Main Activities In 2012, the community-based support enterprise GrowBiz was invited by Perth […]

Health SEN

Clydesdale Community Initiatives

Mission Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI)’s core mission is to empower individuals with a range of support needs, skills and experiences to make a tangible contribution to their community.   Main Activities CCI’s person-centred model engages in alternative, non-medicinal activities which utilise an individual’s strengths, experiences and aspirations. The focus is on providing real inclusion, real […]

Denis Law Legacy Trust

Mission The Denis Law Legacy Trust (DLLT) aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, enhance communities and improve levels of well-being among young adults.   Main Activities Originally providing diversionary activities in areas of multiple deprivation in Aberdeen, DLLT has developed a range of employability programmes targeting children and young adults. Free weekly sport and […]

Briefing - Sport & Employability

Morton in the Community

Mission Morton in the Community (MitC) aims to be ‘the heartbeat of Inverclyde’, delivering positive outcomes for young people across the region. Main Activities The focus of MitC is to encourage mass participation and enjoyment in sport; develop creative education programmes; deliver employability programmes engaging with those furthest from the labour market; and tackle health […]

Briefing - Sport & Employability

Let’s Get Sporty

Mission To reduce youth unemployment in Dumfries & Galloway.   Main Activities Based in Dumfries, Let’s Get Sporty (LGS) runs a voluntary programme for young people aged 14-30 – Let’s Get Employed. The programme is specifically tailored for each participant, with each young person on the programme setting personal development goals to work towards. The […]

Briefing - Sport & Employability

Talking Mats

Mission To improve the lives of people with communication difficulties by increasing their capacity to communicate effectively about things that matter to them.   Main Activities Talking Mats has developed an award-winning communication tool, based on extensive research and a rigorous design process undertaken by speech and language therapists. The toolkit, which is available both […]

Briefing - Dementia

Aberdeen FC Community Trust

Mission To provide support and opportunity to change lives for the better. Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT) works to promote health and well-being, education, equality and to enhance social cohesion in communities. Activities AFCCT provide a range of activities for people living with dementia through their ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’ programme, often challenging preconceptions about what […]

Briefing - Dementia