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‘good’ is a comfortable, bright and welcoming space in Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries where members of the public and third sector organisations can come together to share and learn through information, events and activities.

The free to rent space was the initiative of Kibble, one of Scotland’s oldest charities working with children and young people, and it was designed to give a space for charities and social enterp….

Abbey Soft Play (*)

Abbey Soft Play Abbey Soft Play is a unique and innovative project that has transformed a redundant public toilet block in Kelso into `Soft Play` facilities for children and their parents and carers. It opened for business in July 2000.  The project has over 250 child members aged up to 8 years who benefit along […]

Aberdeen Forward

Aberdeen Forward Aberdeen Forward is an environmental charity which runs a number of different projects in the city and across Aberdeenshire. The organisation aims to develop a portfolio of projects in the field of sustainable development.  Traditionally working in sustainable waste management, Aberdeen Forward is now moving on to look at projects that expand the […]

ACE Centre (*)

ACE Centre Monday 15th October 2007 saw over 50 people turn up to celebrate the opening of the ACE Centre in Kelso, by local social enterprise CESEL, who put a huge amount of time and ‘sweat equity’ into developing this new community facility for the residents of Kelso and the local social enterprise sector. The […]

Aconite Productions

Aconite Productions Aconite is a social enterprise, recently established to bring topical stories of global significance to the world stage. They produce quality documentaries in collaboration with international partners.   It takes both to successfully produce the ambitious projects they undertake. Working together they can achieve meaningful changes in our world. Their partners are:   […]

ACRE Scotland (*)

ACRE Scotland   An Investment Coop for people interested in investing in Rural Community Businesses   Community groups across Scotland are trying to set up businesses to provide local jobs, provide local services and make their communities viable and good places to live.   There are grants to help with some aspects of setting up […]

Action for Change

Action for Change Action for Change was formed when Mike Trevett graduated from the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Fife in 2004.  Initially a constituted group, Action for Change is now a social enterprise and a charity, importantly an affiliate of the Earth Charter in Scotland. The Earth Charter is the UN sponsored document ‘Values […]

Active Communities

Active Communities Active Communities was established as a result of the success of Jogging Buddies, which was set up in 2003 to promote walking and jogging in the Paisley area.   In 2010, Jogging Buddies changed its company name to Active Communities to better reflect the range of work undertaken in local communities. The company […]

ACTive INquiry

ACTive INquiry ACTive Inquiry is an arts company based in Leith, Edinburgh committed to creating exciting new theatre and arts projects with and for communities. ACTive INquiry promotes increased participation in the arts as a catalyst for active involvement in society. There current projects include the Forum Theatre project in Leith which aims to create […]

Age Concern Enterprises

Age Concern Enterprises EARLY next year, Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged Scotland will merge into one charity – under an as yet undecided title.With an ageing population in Scotland, the need for help and support for older people has never been greater. But like all charities, Age Concern and Help the Aged have […]

Ala Mairi

Ala Mairi Inspired by sunset in the Shetland Islands, the Ala Mairi brand reflects a desire to share the talents, stories and warmth of their artisans with the world.   What began as a look into traditional hand-loom weaving in Scotland and Pakistan, blossomed into a passion for the tales and experiences encountered along the […]

Albion Trust

The Albion Trust The Albion Trust was established in July 1994 to create the first affordable shared premises for the voluntary sector. This ideal was realised by 1998, when Norton Park opened, providing high quality, affordable office accommodation to 30 voluntary sector projects. Norton Park provides an opportunity for the 300 staff working in the […]

Alisa Horizons

Alisa Horizons   On 1st September 2009, 3 new staff joined Development Manager Stuart Lindsay to formally launch Ailsa Horizons Ltd, a new rural regeneration company for South Ayrshire. The new team’s role is build on the successful track record of the local economic development team that has operated from its base in Girvan since […]