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Won Connect CIC

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.

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Antonine Sports Centre, The

Posted December 2010

The Antonine Sports Centre The Antonine Sports Centre has been on the go for over 25 years and provide a wide range of facilities, classes and activities to cater for everyone, young and old. Currently on their agenda is the exploration of installing solar heating panels as well as a starting up their own nursery […]

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 […]

Appin Community Co-op

Posted January 2018

The Appin community co-op was formally set up as a friendly society company limited by guarantee in 1983. Its aim was to protect the village shop, an essential service for the community, and to help develop the local economy. The community took over Port Appin Stores in 1984 and has gone on to build a […]

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 […]

Ardler Village Trust (AVT), The

Posted July 2005

Ardler Village Trust The Ardler Village Trust (AVT) is an independent charity and limited company set up by a partnership that includes local residents, local churches, the Ardler Complex, Dundee City Council and Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association. By developing projects that tackle community, environmental and economic issues the AVT aims to respond to the particular […]

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 […]

Argyll Training

Posted February 2006

Argyll Training Argyll Training is a limited company with charitable status which was formed in 1991 when Strathclyde Regional Council decided to disband Kintyre Training, their Youth Training department. A business plan was developed to form a private training company with the existing Kintyre Training staff. In 1994 Argyll Training amalgamated with Grand Met Trust […]

Arran Eco Savvy Community

Posted July 2018

The Arran Eco Savvy Community (AES) is a group based on the Isle of Arran with the aim of identifying and accomplishing environmental projects to benefit the local community, increase environmental sustainability and support sustainable living, whilst working towards zero waste for Arran. AES also works to provide learning opportunities and training for vocational skills […]

Arrochar & Tarbet Community Development Trust

Posted March 2005

Arrochar & Tarbet Community Development Trust The Trust was established following an extensive community consultation process as part of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Community Futures Programme. This resulted in the production of a community action plan, some of which the Trust will be carried forward by the trust. The trust has […]

Artesian Art

Posted March 2002

Artesian Art Although I haven`t met him, it`s like Laurence Demarco isn`t a complete stranger because of the slice of life at the start of each bulletin, so to introduce Artesian and myself I`d like to begin the same kind of way.   The other week I went to one of those fine new buildings […]

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 […]

Ask Clyde

Posted February 2005

Ask Clyde Ask Clyde is an emerging social firm, which is defined as ‘a business created to employ people with a disability or other disadvantage within the labour market. They seek to use their business activities to fulfil a social mission’. The two key benchmarks of a social firm are that 50% or above of the […]