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Bridgend Farmhouse

Bridgend Farmhouse
Edinburgh
 

 

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….


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 […]

The Community Partnership

Posted July 2019

The Community Partnership (CP) is a membership organisation run by its members for the benefit of all communities in and around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. CP’s main aims are to build strong and vibrant communities, encourage communities to take part in their own development, and to bring communities together to learn and […]

Pushing Out the Boat

Posted July 2019

Pushing Out the Boat (POTB), North-East Scotland’s unique literary and arts journal, publishes high-quality prose, poetry and art selected from a unique blend of the global and the local. In its pages are artists and writers from all around the world, as well as just around the corner, creating a linguistic mix that welcomes Doric, […]

Social Stories Club

Posted July 2019

Social Stories Club creates socially-conscious gift boxes that tell stories of social change in an exciting and colourful way. All their products contribute towards positive social change. They believe the best way for people to learn about social change is through the art of storytelling, so they include a story card in all their gift boxes, sharing […]

Jangling Space

Posted July 2019

Jangling Space is about being collaborative, they seek to involve people as both thinker and doer in all of their work.  By making things together at Jangling Space, they wish share ideas and skills naturally with one another. Members share their knowledge, skills and abilities with each other.  They all teach each other – all […]