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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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Wairds Park Caravan Site

Posted October 2018

Situated on Beach Road, Johnshaven, Wairds Park is a Community-owned and managed recreation and family holiday park, with 15 pitches for caravans and 16 pitches for tents. Facilities for the caravan and campsite include showers, toilets, laundry room, food preparation area and a disabled toilet. All of the touring pitches are fully serviced, making the […]

The Atholl Centre

Posted October 2018

The Atholl Centre is a community venue which functions as a conference and holiday centre in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. A well-equipped venue for education, training and networking events, the Atholl Centre is an accessible home from home for guests of all ages, able-bodied, disabled or disadvantaged. A faith-based organisation, the Atholl Centre […]

Heavy Sound CIC

Posted October 2018

Heavy Sound was established to offer more engaging and alternative forms of music and arts-based activities which can meet the needs and interests of all. These activities are delivered using a range of equipment and techniques to reach and include people. The approaches are designed to encourage participation of typically non-performers, to build strengths, develop […]

Watch US Grow

Posted September 2018

Watch US Grow   Watch US Grow is a registered charity created in 1999, which provides skills to enable people to take part more equally within their wider community. They work with adults with special needs and/or disabilities in their organic garden – providing training for employment for their students who carrying a range of […]

Building Futures

Posted September 2018

Building Futures believes every individual in society deserves a fair shot at their chosen career path without facing stigma or stereotype – with their mission being to promote equality and greater diversity within the construction sector.  They are not driven by profit but by the prospect of bettering the local community and are distinctive within […]

1st Step Linlithgow

Posted September 2018

1st Step Café was founded in 2015, the result of there being a severe lack of support for individuals situated in the surrounding areas suffering from addiction-based difficulties, such as alcoholism or drug abuse. 1st Step Café was initially formed with the primary mission of providing a warming abode for beneficiaries who could meet in […]

The Dunlop Community Hub

Posted September 2018

The Dunlop Community Hub is the name given to the community group which clubbed together to buy the last remaining pub in the village, turning it into a community space for the wider benefit of local residents.   The idea behind DCH was floated after fears were raised about the possibility of the Merito Bar […]

The Pitstop Community Facility

Posted August 2018

The Pitstop Community Facility is the social enterprise arm of the Loganlea Miners’ Charitable Society (LMCS), offering a variety of services to the people of Addiewell, Loganlea and the surrounding area. LMCS has been at the heart of the local Addiewell community for decades, with many of the village’s 1,700 population registered as members. The […]

Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise (CJCE)

Posted August 2018

Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise (CJCE) runs a series of community regeneration programmes from its base in Townhead to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of the local community. Established in May 2013, CJCE focuses on the delivery of high-quality facilities, programmes and resources to encourage regular participation in sport and physical activity. An ethos of […]

Break the Silence

Posted August 2018

Operating since 2004, Break the Silence provides a range of tailored, holistic support options for Survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, aged 13 years and above. Options for support include; one to one professional counselling using qualified psychotherapists, outreach counselling, couple support, complementary therapies, advocacy, group activities, and volunteering opportunities. All support is designed […]

Mixed Fish

Posted August 2018

The roots of Mixed Fish go back some 50 years, first established as The Friends of Woodlands 1962-2003 and then The Friends of Elmwood 2003-2011. In 1962, a group of staff, families and friends with a starting sum of £42.17 built up a new charity dedicated to providing time and resources to children and adults who were associated […]

ApparelXchange CIC

Posted July 2018

A social enterprise selling second-hand uniforms aims to help families on low incomes – and do their bit for the planet too. ApparelXchange CIC opened at Shawlands Arcade yesterday, kicking off a four-day mega sale of low cost quality pre-worn school uniforms. The shop will be selling stock for £2.50 or less per item… So […]