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Creating Conversations

Creating Conversations is a social enterprise which forms part of arts charity Artlink Central. They are passionate and committed to developing social products that enhance the lives for people living with dementia and anyone connected to them.

 

By producing conversation toolkits, Creative Conversations’ mission is to help break barriers of communication to reduce social isolation and enhance relationships, conf….


Creating Conversations

Posted January 2018

Creating Conversations is a social enterprise which forms part of arts charity Artlink Central. They are passionate and committed to developing social products that enhance the lives for people living with dementia and anyone connected to them.   By producing conversation toolkits, Creative Conversations’ mission is to help break barriers of communication to reduce social isolation […]

Locavore Trading

Posted January 2018

In early 2018, Glasgow-based community kitchen and local food shop Locavore launched a new arm of their social enterprise – Locavore Trading.   Locavore Trading aims to help build more sustainable food economies by sourcing sustainable and organic groceries direct from producers in large volumes, supplying them to progressive independent retailers and caterers who share […]

The Piano Project CIC

Posted December 2017

The Glasgow Piano Project CIC owes its roots to a daydream of founder Tom Binns, who had the sudden urge to bring a choir together around an acoustic piano in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park to sing a gospel song he’d rewritten. Driven by the prospect of bringing people together through music, he started Glasgow Piano City, […]

Upmo (Upward Mobility)

Posted December 2017

Upmo is an Edinburgh-based charity providing support and opportunity for adults with learning difficulties and autism. Since 2006, Upmo has been combining tailored support services with an increasingly respected curriculum of creative workshops, educational activities and vocational programmes. Based in the Edinburgh Palette arts centre at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh, Upmo identifies a lack […]

Health by Science CIC

Posted December 2017

Health by Science is a personal training/physiotherapy social enterprise based in Edinburgh which looks to empower people to take control of their own health and well-being. By fine-tuning exercise habits, nutrition, sleep patterns and mindset, Health by Science imbue in their clients a clear sense of purpose and self-worth in order to help them achieve […]

WS Estate Services

Posted November 2017

Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Association (WSHA) has set up a social enterprise company to handle all its maintenance and organisational requirements.   After undertaking a review of existing services as well as feedback from tenants, WHSA felt that they could provide a better, more responsive service at the same price by setting up their own local […]

Lodestone Works

Posted November 2017

Lodestone Works functions as a hub for social enterprises and entrepreneurial activity in the town of Bowling in West Dunbartonshire. Established in 2017, Lodestone work with freelancers, artists, start-ups, creatives and established organisations, renting out professional spaces, hot desks, meeting rooms and studios. Flexible arrangements are offered for full time or part time desks, as […]

good

Posted November 2017

‘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 […]

Tower Digital Arts Centre

Posted November 2017

The Tower Digital Arts Centre provides the local community in Helensburgh with access to performing arts, exhibitions and arts learning. The Tower acts as a community arts hub with a focus on digital access and education. Numerous local arts organisations are based at the centre, with access to high-quality educational facilities and arts spaces. Two […]

Tuk In

Posted November 2017

Tuk In is a mobile café, in the form of an electric tuk tuk kitted out as a food vendor, which delivers healthy, low-cost meals to areas of high deprivation. The community kitchen takes advantage of the plentiful supplies of fresh food destined for landfill, turning potential waste into a lifeline for low income families […]

Edinburgh Food Social

Posted October 2017

Edinburgh Food Social was set up as a social enterprise by a local restaurateur who wanted to bring the benefits of using local food into schools and communities across the capital. Eleanor Cunningham, owner of the Edinburgh Larder, wanted to make healthy, local food more accessible by developing knowledge and cooking skills through a series […]

CineMor77

Posted October 2017

CineMor77 is a social enterprise which uses cinema to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together under one roof, or yurt as the case may be. Boasting an extensive knowledge of film, from children’s classics to documentaries, world cinema, animation and more, CineMor77 create a range of mobile film experiences at events and festivals […]