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Space

 

Space is a new community hub has emerged out of the former Broomhouse Centre. The new Broomhouse Hub will now be known as ‘Space’. ‘Space’ has been inspired by conversations with the local community – which have underpinned by their vision for Space. Their vision is about a place that can nurture, support and inspire, so that lives are fuller – and potential is fulfilled and community connections can flouri….


Space

Posted February 2020

  Space is a new community hub has emerged out of the former Broomhouse Centre. The new Broomhouse Hub will now be known as ‘Space’. ‘Space’ has been inspired by conversations with the local community – which have underpinned by their vision for Space. Their vision is about a place that can nurture, support and […]

Movement Evolution Scotland CIC (MES)

Posted February 2020

Movement Evolution Scotland CIC is a both Health SEN and Sport SEN member that has been set up with with three key social objectives. • to increase participation in ‘free spirit’ sports and physical activities in Grampian; • to improve the health and wellbeing of the Grampian population and beyond; and • to close the […]

The Wood Shop (Wood Recyclability Ltd)

Posted February 2020

The Wood Shop is a trading division of the social enterprise, Wood Recyclability Ltd, first set up in 1997 as a small social enterprise to provide practical work experience for people with additional support needs through working with waste wood. Over the last 21 years the organisation has grown steadily from 2 staff and 6 […]

Take A Bow Development Trust (and Musical Theatre)

Posted January 2020

Take A Bow Development Trust was first established as a Musical Theatre and Dance Company, based in Kilmarnock – that providing a range of classes for local children aged 2-16 years. Take A Bow’s aim was to introduce children to musical theatre with singing, dancing and acting through weekly term time classes leading to full […]

ImPerfect Foods

Posted January 2020

ImPerfect helps businesses and organisations find smart ways to become more resource efficient and profitable. They partner with a diverse range of stakeholders – in the hospitality, retail and public sectors – to raise awareness of food waste behaviours and to reduce food waste footprints. Through their range of food products, they put ‘ugly’ fruits […]

The Ripple

Posted January 2020

The Ripple was established in 1996 and takes a community-led approach in seeking to improve the quality of life for all ages in the community by helping people to help themselves. Based at Restalrig, Lochend Community Hub in Edinburgh, the Ripple delivers a wide range of projects designed to help local people to help themselves. […]

Ideas for Ears

Posted January 2020

Ideas for Ears is a progressive, fresh-thinking social enterprise that is run by people with hearing loss – and takes a grass roots approach. They support organisations to make their products, services and facilities more accessible, desirable and effective for people with hearing loss – and involve people with hearing loss in what they do, […]

PATH (Scotland)

Posted December 2019

This week’s bulletin profiles a Glasgow-based organisation, set up in 1998, to address the under-representation of black and minority ethnic communities working in housing and other professions in Scotland. PATH (Scotland) has been providing high quality training and opportunities which are tailored to the needs of individuals – and enabling participants, when experience is gained, […]

Workforce Creation

Posted December 2019

Workforce Creation is a Glasgow based registered SCIO, a social enterprise, a Supported Business and a Social Firm with the primary social aim of removing disadvantage faced by disabled people who are usually graduates.  Many people have barriers to accessing our community and from leading full and productive lives.  They aim to increase their chances […]

Muir of Ord Development Trust and the Muir Hub

Posted November 2019

The Muir of Ord Hall and Facilities Company (Muir of Ord Development Trust) was established in 2011 to take ownership of the Village Hall on behalf of the community. The Muir of Ord Village Hall on Seaforth Road has been a community venue since 1893. In 2009, following the Highland Council’s decision to divest itself […]

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 […]