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SoundSational Community Music

SoundSational Community Music is one of the largest, award winning community arts organisations in Scotland and home to the incredibly talented SoundSational Community Choir. It operates as a not for profit Community Arts Organisation, based in North Lanarkshire – with its community choir based in Coatbridge.

​​Since its conception in 2010, SoundSational’s fundamental aim has been to bring people together through mu….


SoundSational Community Music

Posted November 2019

SoundSational Community Music is one of the largest, award winning community arts organisations in Scotland and home to the incredibly talented SoundSational Community Choir. It operates as a not for profit Community Arts Organisation, based in North Lanarkshire – with its community choir based in Coatbridge. ​​Since its conception in 2010, SoundSational’s fundamental aim has […]

Won Connect CIC

Posted November 2019

Won Connect CIC empowers individuals by increasing technology and digital inclusion participation. They deliver a variety of digital and computer training programmes to reduce social isolation, improve skills, employability, connectivity with peers, family, and friends, gain knowledge and enrich the quality of life of older adults and vulnerable non-technical individuals with information and companionship. More […]

Station House Media Unit (shmu)

Posted November 2019

Station House Media Unit (shmu), established as a charity in 2003, is one of the core cultural organisations in Aberdeen, and is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The […]

Kilfinan Community Forest Company (KCFC)

Posted October 2019

Kilfinan Community Forest Company (KCFC) is charity set up in 2007 to work with and for the local community to manage and develop their forest, creating opportunities for a sustainable future for the local economy, recreation and tourism, the environment and education. The principal activity of KCFC is to manage ownership of 434 hectares of […]

Rise:Glasgow

Posted October 2019

  Rise aims to provide employability opportunities in catering and hospitality for female refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow to equip, empower and enable them join Scotland’s workforce. Whilst operating as a ‘pop-up’ restaurant, their activity involves three primary objectives: Equipping women with the skills and confidence that they need to enter the workplace Empowering […]

Sea the Change

Posted October 2019

Sea the Change is a new social enterprise based in Eyemouth that strives to help create happier, healthier, more sustainable communities. Sea the Change seeks to encourage the whole community to adopt new behaviours and attitudes that create a happier, healthier, more sustainable world. Their events, activities and campaigns engage and educate children and adults in […]

South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT)

Posted September 2019

South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT) South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT) is a social enterprise offering accessible community transport that aims to combat social isolation in all its forms. Their fleet of now 10 vehicles is often the key link between marginalised demographic groups and the amenities and facilities they need. Working in close cooperation with […]

The Inkwell

Posted September 2019

The Elgin Youth Development Group (EYDG) was established in 1998 in response to the fact that young people did not have a place to meet and socialise. It provides a café space that is at the heart of the various programmes and projects on offer to young people in Moray. The role of the organisation […]

Freedom Bakery

Posted September 2019

Freedom Bakery is a Scottish artisan bakery which provides training and employment opportunities for people who have recently left prison to try to break the cycle of reoffending. Freedom was established in 2015 at HMP Low Moss, becoming the first social enterprise to set up business in a Scottish prison. The initial project saw Freedom […]

Firefly Arts

Posted September 2019

Firefly Arts provides youth arts workshops, projects and training for children and young people aged 5 to 25 across West Lothian. The team at Firefly Arts is committed to fun, accessible and quality arts experience for all, and specialises in projects that engage effectively with participants who are vulnerable, marginalised or disadvantaged. Recognising that the […]

The Project Café

Posted September 2019

The Project Café CIC is a community café situated in the city centre of Glasgow which provides an inclusive community space with the aim of bringing people together over good food. The café exists “as a community platform for social exchange” and serves a simple, wholesome vegetarian menu using local suppliers and ingredients. Project Café […]

Talla na Mara – Community Enterprise Centre

Posted August 2019

Talla na Mara is a brand new Community Enterprise Centre overlooking the golden sands of Niseaboist Beach on the Isle of Harris. Talla na Mara is Gaelic for the “Centre by the sea” and is owned and managed by the West Harris Trust on behalf of the local community. In January 2010 the West Harris […]