Social Enterprise Profiles

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Sea the Change

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 the Borderlands (North Northumberland & Scottish Borders….


Küche

Posted April 2019

Küche is a social enterprise which looks to create food-led events discussing the anthropology of food in collaboration with multi-cultural chefs. Based in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Küche aims to provoke discussion, promote integration, celebrate minority cuisines and create empowering work opportunities. Küche works closely with people who are navigating the UK immigration system to create […]

Adventure Circus

Posted April 2019

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 […]

Schoolyard Chillies

Posted April 2019

Schoolyard Chillies is a social enterprise, based in Glasgow, which provides a range of chilli products from small, independent farmers in Ghana. Established in 2017, its mission is to prevent young children being pulled out of school to work on farms in Eastern Ghana – a major issue in parts of Ghana and other African […]

The Space

Posted April 2019

The Space is Scotland’s first pay what you decide venue for events, workshops, food and non-alcoholic drinks. Launched in April 2017, the venue is operated by People Without Labels, a charity with a vision of supporting people to flourish and realise their full potential by creating an environment for creative and recreational events. At the […]

The No.1 Be-friending Agency

Posted March 2019

Based in Glasgow, The No1 Be-friending Agency is a community interest company which provides a one-to-one ‘be-friending’ service, as well as providing personal and social support both at home and in the community. No 1 was formed in September 2016 by a number of care professionals who frequently experienced in their line of work that […]

Giraffe Healthcare

Posted March 2019

Giraffe Healthcare is a community interest company which provides a state-of-the-art online platform for the remote delivery of high quality, personalised healthcare. As a significant number of people are unable to access traditional face to face health services due to work and family commitments, issues with language and culture, lack of transport or because of […]

Transition Extreme Sports Ltd.

Posted March 2019

Transition Extreme (TX) is a social enterprise which uses a wide range of extreme urban sports and their cultures to enable the local youth population to make positive changes to their lives. Housed in an imposing hangar on Aberdeen’s beach front, TX’s impressive facilities include one of the biggest skateparks in Scotland, several indoor climbing […]

Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust

Posted March 2019

Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust (ACT) is a community-led organisation which works to sustainably maintain, enhance and promote the coast and countryside of Argyll and the Isles. The Trust was launched in 2014 after an earlier feasibility study showed an overwhelming level of support for such an organisation. Of the 350 community […]

Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre

Posted February 2019

Ardentinny Centre is a registered charity which provides outdoor learning to schools, using the outdoors to help children with their personal development. Situated in the village of Ardentinny, on the shores of Loch Long in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the centre can accommodate groups of up to 120 young people aged […]

Articulate Cultural Trust

Posted February 2019

Articulate Cultural Trust is a Glasgow-based creative hub which strives to support access to and participation in the arts for marginalised children, young people and adults. Articulate works within communities to co-design and deliver creative programmes for children that focus on positive outcomes and lead to industry-standard productions, exhibitions and events. Using art, Articulate hopes […]

Move On Wood Recycling

Posted February 2019

Move On Wood Recycling (MOWR) is social enterprise in Edinburgh which collects waste wood, sells quality timber, and provides work experience, volunteering and training. With a workshop in Granton, MOWR collects waste wood from building sites and other sources and then sorts the timber before selling it on to builders and the general public. MOWR collects […]

Clydebank Community Sports Hub

Posted February 2019

The Clydebank Community Sports Hub (CCSH) is a partnership between Clydebank RFC, Glaschu Gaels GFC and GTF Taekwon-Do Clydebank which aims to support and grow participation in sport among all sections of the local community. Following a £4m investment, the Hub officially opened its doors late last year and now boasts a full-size, floodlit, all-weather […]