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Vox Liminis

Vox Liminis is a Glasgow-based arts organisation which works with people with convictions, artists and academics to develop the role of the arts in criminal justice.

Founded in 2013, Vox has developed a number of pieces of work that support individual rehabilitation, develop the role of the community in reducing reoffending, and explore new ways of working within criminal justice in Scotland.

They work with individuals a….


Vox Liminis

Posted May 2018

Vox Liminis is a Glasgow-based arts organisation which works with people with convictions, artists and academics to develop the role of the arts in criminal justice. Founded in 2013, Vox has developed a number of pieces of work that support individual rehabilitation, develop the role of the community in reducing reoffending, and explore new ways […]

Projekt 42

Posted May 2018

Projekt 42 is a not-for-profit gym and wellness centre in Leith, Edinburgh, focusing on strengthening the connection between mental health and physical fitness. To change the way people think about mental health, Projekt 42 has a range of activities and fitness programmes designed to create positive mental health outcomes. A unique 12-week course combines personal […]

Nortenergy

Posted May 2018

Nortenergy is a community-owned enterprise based in Northmavine in Shetland which produces durable polytunnel/greenhouse hybrids using recycled materials from the aquaculture industry. The venture was started by Northmavine Community Development Company (NCDC) in 2008, after community consultation identified a strong desire in Shetland for home-grown produce – hitherto having to rely on food that had […]

Wild and Kind Studio

Posted May 2018

Wild and Kind CIC (W&K) is a creative collective which aims to address the gender imbalance in the creative industries by helping start-up businesses and artists become self-sufficient. The team at W&K recognise that the process of becoming a self-employed artist is fraught with difficulties. They therefore strive to aim as much assistance and encouragement […]

Campbeltown Picture House

Posted April 2018

Campbeltown Picture House is one of the first purpose built cinemas in Scotland, built in 1913. It survives today as a rare space, largely unaltered from the 1935 remodelling by the original architect Albert V. Gardner – complete with an art nouveau exterior and an equally impressive and unusual ‘atmospheric style’ interior. The Centenary Project […]

Carpetinc

Posted April 2018

Carpetinc is one of three subsidiaries – others include Removalinc and Joinerinc –  operated by Instant Neighbour and is the only carpet re-use social enterprise in the North-East of Scotland. It was established to enable those on low incomes to have good quality flooring, lowering heating costs and increasing comfort combining social welfare activity with […]

Communities Insurance

Posted April 2018

Communities Insurance is a not-for-profit insurance broker which provides specialist insurance broker services to social enterprises, charities and other ethical clients. Communities Insurance’s philosophy is simple – all commissions and earnings associated with their brokering services are invested in programmes to develop financial services products for those who find themselves financially excluded. Identifying the need […]

The Ridge

Posted April 2018

The Ridge was set up in 2012 as a single social enterprise to serve Dunbar and the surrounding villages. Although the structure of the Ridge has since evolved into an overarching SCIO with three parallel CICs, its long-term vision continues to be centred upon the provision of training and support, to allow everyone a fair […]

Baldy Bane Theatre Company

Posted March 2018

Baldy Bane was started way back in 1991 and has toured all over Scotland ever since.  Over the years, it has built up a strong working relationship with a broad range of partners that have included Scottish Government, NHS, Police Scotland, Zero Tolerance, Road Safety Scotland and many more. In this time, they have developed […]

Somewhere EDI

Posted March 2018

Somewhere EDI is a brand new social enterprise in Edinburgh designed to inspire, celebrate and transform the lives of the LGBT+ community. Aiming to connect with the community and increase its visibility in wider society, Somewhere will showcase new culture and learning-based projects which celebrate LGBT+ arts, culture, heritage and enterprise. In October 2014, co-chair […]

Prep Table Scotland

Posted March 2018

Prep Table Scotland (PTS) acts as a food consultancy, catering and education service for charitable organisations who support people, to show them “the true power of food”. PTS works alongside the Rock Trust, managing their food and running their new catering academy. This includes working with young people to provide delivery or takeaway main meals […]

The Senior Centre

Posted March 2018

The Senior Centre’s main objective is to offer and promote social opportunities for the residents of Castlemilk and its surrounding areas – considering itself to be a ‘youth club for the over 55s’! They aim to ensure that more independent older adults within the community can continue to live at home and improve their social […]