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Bridgend Farmhouse

Bridgend Farmhouse
Edinburgh
 

 

Bridgend Farmhouse in South Edinburgh is among countless community organisations which have had to think fast and find innovative ways of offering help after their services were rendered impossible to deliver under social distancing guidelines.

In normal times, the farmhouse operates as a community hub for learning, eating and exercise. “It gives people somewhere to g….


Bridgend Farmhouse

Posted May 2020

Bridgend Farmhouse Edinburgh     Bridgend Farmhouse in South Edinburgh is among countless community organisations which have had to think fast and find innovative ways of offering help after their services were rendered impossible to deliver under social distancing guidelines. In normal times, the farmhouse operates as a community hub for learning, eating and exercise. […]

Dunoon Burgh Hall

Posted March 2020

The newly refurbished Dunoon Burgh Hall is open to all as a creative, cultural hub for Cowal. The historic B listed building is now a fully accessible venue for exhibitions, performances and gatherings. Alongside a gallery and theatre, the venue offers creative workshop space, a garden and a cafe. ​The restoration of the Hall is […]

The Barracks Conference Centre

Posted March 2020

The Barracks Conference Centre in Stirling has been designed to offer high quality office space, low cost meeting room hire and enjoyable event spaces for charitable organisations. This is Stirling’s charity hub and is a place for your organisation to feel at home, to thrive, and to make a difference. The Robertson Trust is committed […]

West Lothian set for its first outdoor pre-school nursery

Posted March 2020

Simply Play announce plans for Wonder Woods Outdoor Nursery – West Lothian’s first, fully outdoor pre-school nursery. Local social enterprise Simply Play are delighted to announce their plans for Wonder Woods Outdoor Nursery – West Lothian’s first, fully outdoor pre-school nursery. Thanks to investment funding from Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors programme, the children will spend […]

Chattersense

Posted March 2020

Chattersense is a new community interest company (CIC) – developed and facilitated by a qualified Occupational therapist with a post graduate certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration and a Communication specialist with A Regional Makaton Training Qualification. It is dedicated to working with children who have difficulties with their communication skills and sensory processing issues. Chattersense […]

Open Aye CIC – February 2020

Posted February 2020

Open Aye provides engaging photography and videos for charity, social enterprise and community sector clients. It specialises in creating visual stories which show positive social change – and aim to accurately reflect Scotland’s people, places, issues and solutions. Open Aye’s team of professional photographers help clients to demonstrate their social impact, through authentic, representative and […]

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. […]