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Adventure Circus

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 Muirton due to its increasing popularity.

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Craigsfarm Community Development Project

Posted January 2019

Craigsfarm Community Development Project (CFCDP) works to promote the social, physical and economic wellbeing of the Craigshill community in Livingston. CFCDP was originally established in 1967 to deliver services and projects on behalf of the local community. 40 years later, CFCDP is now host to more than 12 local organisations delivering a regular programme of […]

Mind Yer Heid

Posted January 2019

Mind Yer Heid is an independent, non-profit mental health magazine, publishing personal, professional and hybrid stories of mental health. Established in Edinburgh in 2018, its mission is to gather and share stories from anyone who has been affected by mental health or who has an interest in taking part in this important and ongoing conversation. […]

Total Homes Co-operative

Posted January 2019

Total Homes Co-operative supports the circular economy in Scotland by recycling and upcycling furniture and household goods that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Based in Glasgow, their mission is to foster a culture of reusing and recycling of household goods in Glasgow, and by doing so help the Scottish Government exceed its climate targets. […]

Kinning Park Complex

Posted December 2018

Kinning Park Complex is an independent community space on the south side of Glasgow that provides a platform for a wide range of activities for the local community. These activities are designed with the intention of bringing people together, helping reduce isolation, building friendships and creating a real sense of community. Their services and activities […]

Wild Sparks

Posted December 2018

Wild Sparks Outdoor Play was founded in 2014 to help children in and around Eastern Perthshire to get ahead, stay healthy and have fun in the great outdoors. They run a number of holiday activity programmes in Alyth and Dunkeld, an outdoor nursery in Coupar Angus and also deliver training for play and learning practitioners across Scotland. Wild Sparks activities are […]

Music Broth

Posted December 2018

Music Broth is a Glasgow-based subscription service which offers musicians access to over 300 musical instruments and equipment. Founder Felix Slavin came up with the idea for Music Broth after inheriting a number of instruments and various pieces of audio equipment from his uncle. After years of making little use of the instruments, but reluctant […]

Cullen Community & Residential Centre

Posted November 2018

Cullen Community & Residential Centre (CCRC) aims to provide recreational facilities for the benefit of all members of the local community, as well as the general public. Formerly a school building built in 1876, the centre has a choice of large, class sized rooms that can be hired by community groups or for residential bookings, […]

Adventure Carrick

Posted November 2018

Adventure Carrick offers a wide range of adventure activities across the south west of Scotland for people of all ages, abilities and incomes. Adventure Carrick is a branching arm of the charity Adventure Centre for Education (ACE), which specializes in harnessing the power and energy of adventure sports to broaden people’s visions and aspirations. Specialising […]

Caledonia Cremation

Posted November 2018

Caledonia Cremation is Scotland’s first not-for-profit funeral directors, offering direct cremations as a way to combat funeral poverty. A direct cremation is an alternative to organising a traditional funeral service, which can often cost thousands of pounds. Direct cremations provide a flexible option, with no service at the crematorium. Caledonia Cremation take care of all […]

Fearless Femme

Posted November 2018

Fearless Femme is a non-profit mental health project, online magazine and creative community which aims to empower feminists of all genders to overcome stress, anxiety and all the challenges that life throws at them. The Edinburgh-based social enterprise wants to de-stigmatise mental health and give people the tools and vocabulary required to build “stronger and […]

The Cabrach Trust

Posted October 2018

The Cabrach Trust is a social enterprise based in south east Moray that is aiming to create jobs, attract new visitors to the area, and to celebrate and protect the cultural heritage of the Cabrach. The Cabrach Trust was established in 2011 in response to a need to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the […]

Visions Leisure Centre

Posted October 2018

In the Spring of 1996, a public meeting was held in Cumnock Town Hall to propose the building of an indoor swimming pool – with a committee being formed from representatives of the local community. Work started immediately on a period of fund-raising – taking seven years – and included home baking stalls, raffles, book […]