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SoundSational Community Music

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 been to bring people together through mu….

Ala Mairi

Posted July 2015

Ala Mairi Inspired by sunset in the Shetland Islands, the Ala Mairi brand reflects a desire to share the talents, stories and warmth of their artisans with the world.   What began as a look into traditional hand-loom weaving in Scotland and Pakistan, blossomed into a passion for the tales and experiences encountered along the […]

Albion Trust

Posted October 2003

The Albion Trust The Albion Trust was established in July 1994 to create the first affordable shared premises for the voluntary sector. This ideal was realised by 1998, when Norton Park opened, providing high quality, affordable office accommodation to 30 voluntary sector projects. Norton Park provides an opportunity for the 300 staff working in the […]

Alisa Horizons

Posted February 2013

Alisa Horizons   On 1st September 2009, 3 new staff joined Development Manager Stuart Lindsay to formally launch Ailsa Horizons Ltd, a new rural regeneration company for South Ayrshire. The new team’s role is build on the successful track record of the local economic development team that has operated from its base in Girvan since […]

All Cleaned Up Scotland

Posted July 2017

All Cleaned Up   All Cleaned Up (ACU) is a social enterprise which specialises in industrial and commercial cleaning, while also delivering employability programmes to some of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland.   ACU’s ethos is to create and promote a culture of inclusiveness and positive destination, while providing valuable voluntary opportunities, work experience […]

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 […]

Alloa Community Enterprises Ltd (ACE)

Posted October 2002

Alloa Community Enterprises Ltd (ACE) In the spring of 1984 a group of volunteers in Clackmannanshire successfully raised funds to furnish a halfway house, which provided training and support to assist long stay patients in a nearby psychiatric hospital to regain their rightful place in society. From those humble beginnings arose what is now regarded […]

Almond Enterprises

Posted November 2006

Almond Enterprises THERE CAN be few business transformations as stunning as the one that has taken place at Almond Enterprises. The organisation, based in Craigshill in Livingston, began life in the 1990s as the Craigshill Initiative, which carried out stair cleaning, initially for the Development Corporation and then for Almond Housing Association. But when the […]

Almond Valley Heritage Trust

Posted April 2006

Almond Valley Heritage Trust Almond Valley Heritage Trust is a community enterprise, registered in Scotland as a company limited by guarantee.It is a four-star visitor attraction under the VisitScotland grading scheme and have achieved full registration under the museum accreditation scheme. Almond Valley is an independent museum that exists to preserve and interpret the history […]

Alness Community Association Ltd (*)

Posted November 2002

The Alness Community Association Ltd   The Alness Community Association Ltd is registered in Scotland (No 128982) and has charitable status. It incorporates the Alness & District Times, Ross FM and the Alness Civic Centre Project.   Alness Community Association is one of the oldest community groups in Alness. It began life in the ’30s […]

An Drochaid (*)

Posted February 2002

"An Drochaid", Claggan, Fort William Just over two years ago, local community groups in Lochaber expressed the need to have premises which could offer shared resources and facilities for voluntary and community organisations from the area. Voluntary Action Lochaber (VAL, the local CVS) was given the mandate by community representatives to co-ordinate the efforts of […]

Angus Community Enterprise (*)

Posted June 2009

Angus Community Enterprise Angus Community Enterprise (A.C.E.) is Augment’s base and offices in Arbroath. Augment is a user led initiative which caters for the whole of Angus. ACE is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Augment moved into new premises in February 2007 which allowed the organisation to further its current activities and also expand […]

Annexe Communities

Posted July 2013

Annexe Communities Annexe Communities is a community enterprise with over 12 years’ experience of delivering highly successful health and wellbeing initiatives to the socially disadvantaged in west central Glasgow. It supports people with poor mental and physical health; the elderly and isolated; carers and their families; and local organisations who need help to expand. Annexe […]