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Grace Chocolates

Grace Chocolates

Joyce began volunteering at the family Hub centre at Cornton Vale HMP and YOI when it opened in 2013. Until that point she had no involvement with the criminal justice system but hearing the stories of the women and their families touched her heart.

By 2017 the idea of supporting the women through the making and selling of “exquisitely wrapped chocolates” had been planted. She began speaking with peo….


Grace Chocolates

Posted June 2019

Grace Chocolates Joyce began volunteering at the family Hub centre at Cornton Vale HMP and YOI when it opened in 2013. Until that point she had no involvement with the criminal justice system but hearing the stories of the women and their families touched her heart. By 2017 the idea of supporting the women through […]

The Women’s Centre (Glasgow)

Posted June 2019

The Women’s Centre is a charitable organisation founded in 1994. The centre presents a safe, positive and accessible environment. We encourage and support women to develop confidence, combat social isolation, promote learning new skills, raise their aspirations and achieve their potential. Core Services include: The Changing Lives, Shaping Futures programme provides support in the following […]

Unlock Employment and Empowerment CIC

Posted June 2019

Unlock Employment delivers a range of services across employability, skills and support services empowering the disadvantage into employment – offering innovative and reliable solutions to support people to obtain real employer-led skills, Information, advice and guidance, job opportunities and vocational training. At Unlock Employment, they have products and services to help jobseekers and employers with […]

Hope Amplified

Posted June 2019

Hope Amplified is a community-led organisation which works to support children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds to meet their full potential and participate fully in society. Working with partners across the public and third sector, Hope Amplified has developed a range of initiatives to help people develop their social, financial, employability and life skills. Its […]

Paws for Progress

Posted May 2019

Paws for Progress CIC is a non-profitable organisation dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of people and animals. Initially a partnership between the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), the Dogs Trust and the University of Stirling, Paws for Progress started out as a project to gather evidence about the effectiveness of prison-based dog training programmes. Since then, […]

Foyer Graphics

Posted May 2019

Foyer Graphics is a digital agency based in Aberdeen which specialises in creating brands and content for online, print and multimedia. Established in 1999, Foyer Graphics works with a large variety of clients on all types of design work. The team specialises in digital design, but also works with partner companies to deliver projects such […]

The Murton Trust

Posted May 2019

The Murton Trust, just outside Forfar, provides a unique environment in which children, young people and adults can learn and develop skills for life. Operating a visitor farm, tearoom, nature reserve and educational centre, the Trust acts as an popular visitor attraction in the Angus area, as well as an important centre for learning and […]

Lorn and Oban Reuse Initiative

Posted May 2019

Lorn and Oban Reuse Initiative (LORI) was set up in 2009 as the trading arm of the GRAB Trust – a social enterprise that has been providing activities in relation to recycling, litter & reuse in Argyll and Bute for over 20 years. LORI’s mission is to help divert and reuse furniture and other household […]

Working Together Social Enterprises

Posted April 2019

Working Together Social Enterprises (WTSE) provides training and work experience opportunities for adults with learning disabilities throughout the Scottish Borders. Launched in 2014, WTSE comprises three separate trading arms: Bread Works, Green Works, and the Whistle-stop Café. Bread Works is an artisan bakery, producing handmade bread in Tweedbank, Galashiels. The bakery uses 100% natural products […]

Küche

Posted April 2019

Küche is a social enterprise which looks to create food-led events discussing the anthropology of food in collaboration with multi-cultural chefs. Based in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Küche aims to provoke discussion, promote integration, celebrate minority cuisines and create empowering work opportunities. Küche works closely with people who are navigating the UK immigration system to create […]

Adventure Circus

Posted April 2019

Adventure Circus is an award-winning social enterprise based in Perth, specialising in aerial, gymnastic and fitness activities for people who like to do things a little differently. Founder Gemma Simpson began by teaching circus activities from Perth Gymnastics Club, founding Adventure Circus in 2015 and moving to a dedicated circus and cheerleading space in North […]

Schoolyard Chillies

Posted April 2019

Schoolyard Chillies is a social enterprise, based in Glasgow, which provides a range of chilli products from small, independent farmers in Ghana. Established in 2017, its mission is to prevent young children being pulled out of school to work on farms in Eastern Ghana – a major issue in parts of Ghana and other African […]