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Rise:Glasgow

Rise aims to provide employability opportunities in catering and hospitality for female refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow to equip, empower and enable them join Scotland’s workforce. Whilst operating as a ‘pop-up’ restaurant, their activity involves three primary objectives:

 

Equipping women with the skills and confidence that they need to enter the workplace

 

Empowering women by giving t….


Rise:Glasgow

Posted October 2019

Rise aims to provide employability opportunities in catering and hospitality for female refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow to equip, empower and enable them join Scotland’s workforce. Whilst operating as a ‘pop-up’ restaurant, their activity involves three primary objectives:   Equipping women with the skills and confidence that they need to enter the workplace   […]

Sea the Change

Posted October 2019

Sea the Change is a new social enterprise based in Eyemouth that strives to help create happier, healthier, more sustainable communities. Sea the Change seeks to encourage the whole community to adopt new behaviours and attitudes that create a happier, healthier, more sustainable world. Their events, activities and campaigns engage and educate children and adults in […]

South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT)

Posted September 2019

South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT) South Ayrshire Community Transport (SACT) is a social enterprise offering accessible community transport that aims to combat social isolation in all its forms. Their fleet of now 10 vehicles is often the key link between marginalised demographic groups and the amenities and facilities they need. Working in close cooperation with […]

The Inkwell

Posted September 2019

The Elgin Youth Development Group (EYDG) was established in 1998 in response to the fact that young people did not have a place to meet and socialise. It provides a café space that is at the heart of the various programmes and projects on offer to young people in Moray. The role of the organisation […]

Freedom Bakery

Posted September 2019

Freedom Bakery is a Scottish artisan bakery which provides training and employment opportunities for people who have recently left prison to try to break the cycle of reoffending. Freedom was established in 2015 at HMP Low Moss, becoming the first social enterprise to set up business in a Scottish prison. The initial project saw Freedom […]

Firefly Arts

Posted September 2019

Firefly Arts provides youth arts workshops, projects and training for children and young people aged 5 to 25 across West Lothian. The team at Firefly Arts is committed to fun, accessible and quality arts experience for all, and specialises in projects that engage effectively with participants who are vulnerable, marginalised or disadvantaged. Recognising that the […]

The Project Café

Posted September 2019

The Project Café CIC is a community café situated in the city centre of Glasgow which provides an inclusive community space with the aim of bringing people together over good food. The café exists “as a community platform for social exchange” and serves a simple, wholesome vegetarian menu using local suppliers and ingredients. Project Café […]

Talla na Mara – Community Enterprise Centre

Posted August 2019

Talla na Mara is a brand new Community Enterprise Centre overlooking the golden sands of Niseaboist Beach on the Isle of Harris. Talla na Mara is Gaelic for the “Centre by the sea” and is owned and managed by the West Harris Trust on behalf of the local community. In January 2010 the West Harris […]

Moray Sports Centre

Posted August 2019

Opening its doors in the summer of 2019, Moray Sports Centre is the realisation of an ambitious project to bring world class facilities to the Highlands. Established in 2015, the Moray Sports Foundation set out to widen access to professional-standard sports facilities for communities in the North of Scotland. Moray Sports Centre (MSC) believes that […]

Kilmory Haven

Posted August 2019

Kilmory Haven is a community-owned enterprise based on the Isle of Arran. Comprised of a public hall, a bunkhouse and a member’s lodge, the Haven provides a range of services – all to the benefit of the local community. Kilmory Public Hall was built in the early 1930s by public subscription and volunteer labour to […]

Recycle Mobility Centre

Posted August 2019

Recycle Mobility Centre (RMC) is a Community Interest Company which began trading in March 2014 – with the aim of providing predominantly second-hand & reconditioned mobility equipment for those who can least afford to buy new equipment. There have been major changes affecting disabled and elderly people due to the welfare reform and pension crisis […]

All Together Edinburgh

Posted July 2019

All Together Edinburgh is a social enterprise with charitable status. It was set up in 2010 after recognising that there were very few training opportunities for people with learning disabilities to work in a customer-facing environment. Their mission is to “create training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities,” and it is committed to […]