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Bridgend Farmhouse

Bridgend Farmhouse


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….

Ideas for Ears

Posted January 2020

Ideas for Ears is a progressive, fresh-thinking social enterprise that is run by people with hearing loss – and takes a grass roots approach. They support organisations to make their products, services and facilities more accessible, desirable and effective for people with hearing loss – and involve people with hearing loss in what they do, […]

PATH (Scotland)

Posted December 2019

This week’s bulletin profiles a Glasgow-based organisation, set up in 1998, to address the under-representation of black and minority ethnic communities working in housing and other professions in Scotland. PATH (Scotland) has been providing high quality training and opportunities which are tailored to the needs of individuals – and enabling participants, when experience is gained, […]

Workforce Creation

Posted December 2019

Workforce Creation is a Glasgow based registered SCIO, a social enterprise, a Supported Business and a Social Firm with the primary social aim of removing disadvantage faced by disabled people who are usually graduates.  Many people have barriers to accessing our community and from leading full and productive lives.  They aim to increase their chances […]

Muir of Ord Development Trust and the Muir Hub

Posted November 2019

The Muir of Ord Hall and Facilities Company (Muir of Ord Development Trust) was established in 2011 to take ownership of the Village Hall on behalf of the community. The Muir of Ord Village Hall on Seaforth Road has been a community venue since 1893. In 2009, following the Highland Council’s decision to divest itself […]

SoundSational Community Music

Posted November 2019

SoundSational Community Music is one of the largest, award winning community arts organisations in Scotland and home to the incredibly talented SoundSational Community Choir. It operates as a not for profit Community Arts Organisation, based in North Lanarkshire – with its community choir based in Coatbridge. ​​Since its conception in 2010, SoundSational’s fundamental aim has […]

Won Connect CIC

Posted November 2019

Won Connect CIC empowers individuals by increasing technology and digital inclusion participation. They deliver a variety of digital and computer training programmes to reduce social isolation, improve skills, employability, connectivity with peers, family, and friends, gain knowledge and enrich the quality of life of older adults and vulnerable non-technical individuals with information and companionship. More […]

Station House Media Unit (shmu)

Posted November 2019

Station House Media Unit (shmu), established as a charity in 2003, is one of the core cultural organisations in Aberdeen, and is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The […]

Kilfinan Community Forest Company (KCFC)

Posted October 2019

Kilfinan Community Forest Company (KCFC) is charity set up in 2007 to work with and for the local community to manage and develop their forest, creating opportunities for a sustainable future for the local economy, recreation and tourism, the environment and education. The principal activity of KCFC is to manage ownership of 434 hectares of […]


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 Empowering […]

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 […]