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Bridgend Farmhouse

Bridgend Farmhouse


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….

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 […]

Repair Cafe Glasgow

Posted January 2019

Repair Cafe Glasgow was founded in 2017 on the principles of Repair Café International ,  and has built upon the idea that our possessions have lots of life left in them when we maintain and repair them. Doing this together with others builds social cohesion and combats isolation, while helping reduce the size of our […]

Craigsfarm Community Development Project

Posted January 2019

Craigsfarm Community Development Project (CFCDP) works to promote the social, physical and economic wellbeing of the Craigshill community in Livingston. CFCDP was originally established in 1967 to deliver services and projects on behalf of the local community. 40 years later, CFCDP is now host to more than 12 local organisations delivering a regular programme of […]

Mind Yer Heid

Posted January 2019

Mind Yer Heid is an independent, non-profit mental health magazine, publishing personal, professional and hybrid stories of mental health. Established in Edinburgh in 2018, its mission is to gather and share stories from anyone who has been affected by mental health or who has an interest in taking part in this important and ongoing conversation. […]