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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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Posted June 2006

Workbase   Workbase Scotland is a leading not-for-profit provider of employee and organisational development. It has an established a ‘partnership’ or organic approach to working with employees and their employer in the workplace to support learning and development. Workbase Scotland supports the development of the skills, behaviours, and attitudes that allow employees to engage with […]

Workers Beer Company, The

Posted December 2006

The Workers Beer Company Hogmanay Edinburgh – Sunday 31st December 2006 – Princess Street Be part of the biggest street party in the world. The Workers Beer Company is looking for people to come and serve beer at Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party. This is a great opportunity to attend the big event and raise some […]

Working Rite

Posted April 2010

Working Rite What Working Rite stands for The aim of Working Rite is to promote a proven and successful work-based mentoring formula that supports teenagers achieve maturity and readiness for work. The inspiration for Working Rite came out of a recognition of the growing crisis amongst teenage males. We wanted to find a natural way […]

Working Together Social Enterprises

Posted April 2019

Working Together Social Enterprises (WTSE) provides training and work experience opportunities for adults with learning disabilities throughout the Scottish Borders. Launched in 2014, WTSE comprises three separate trading arms: Bread Works, Green Works, and the Whistle-stop Café. Bread Works is an artisan bakery, producing handmade bread in Tweedbank, Galashiels. The bakery uses 100% natural products […]

WS Estate Services

Posted November 2017

Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Association (WSHA) has set up a social enterprise company to handle all its maintenance and organisational requirements.   After undertaking a review of existing services as well as feedback from tenants, WHSA felt that they could provide a better, more responsive service at the same price by setting up their own local […]

YES Works

Posted January 2018

YES Works is a social enterprise whose mission is to provide quality employment and work experiences for vulnerable and socially excluded young people in the west of Scotland.   Launched in 2016, it delivers landscape gardening services to local authorities, housing associations and local community members and ultimately aims to fund the entire activities of […]


Posted May 2017

yipworld Founded in 2000, yipworld is a youth organisation which supports young people in Cumnock and the surrounding area with their personal, social, academic and professional development.   Primarily, yipworld work with young people under 25 but support doesn’t end there and is available to any who would benefit from it.   Based in Cumnock, […] (*)

Posted February 2003 is the exciting Youth Initiative and Internet café for young people living in the communities of Cumnock and Doon Valley. offers many exciting activities to young people aged 10 – 25 years. We have an excellent state of the art Cyber suite, a recreation room with pool tables, a juke […]


Posted June 2015

YOOZ Yooz is a ground-breaking Reuse & Recycling project for building materials, the first of its kind in Scotland… the Yooz project started in the summer of 2009 and has already diverted over 4,000 tonnes from going to landfill.   Yooz is a social enterprise that provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep […]

Yooz (*)

Posted April 2013

Yooz Yooz is a ground breaking Reuse & Recycling project for building materials, the first of its kind in Scotland… the Yooz project started in the summer of 2009 and we have already diverted over 1,000 tonnes from going to landfill in our first 18 months It is a social enterprise that provides an environmentally […]

You Can Cook

Posted January 2008

You Can Cook [Community Interest Company] The project is based in Peebles, Scottish Borders and is the brainwave of new and upcoming social entrepreneur Bosco Santimano. The company will offer a wide range of services tailor made for each and every client group. Through the project essentials skills, knowledge and training will be provided on […]

Youth Coach Scotland (*)

Posted October 2008

Youth Coach Scotland Youth Coach Scotland brings specialised experience of working one-to-one and in a different way with young people, reaping rewards for the individual, their school, their community and their family and in the longer term leading to good economics, social mobility and quality of life. Scotland’s Young People Scotland’s young people are an […]