STAR Project is an award-winning community organisation, delivering sustainable and positive social outcomes in Renfrewshire. Established in 1999, employing a person-centred approach, we deliver group and individual supports consistent with local and national Strategy to build safer, more connected and resilient families and communities.
Highland Children’s Forum is a registered charity set up in 2000, created by the parent carers of children with additional support needs. The Forum aims to ensure that the voices of these children are heard in the design and provision of services in Highland.
Abriachan is a scattered rural community of about 130 people set high above the shores of Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. Abriachan Forest Trust manages 540 hectares of forest to create local employment, improve the environment and encourage it’s enjoyment by the public.
We are a Glasgow based social enterprise, dedicated to school uniform re-use. We are based at 47 Haggs Road, G41 4AN where we retail pre-worn uniforms.
School uniforms are a costly part of school life, financially and environmentally. We want to find clever ways to reduce these costs, whilst ensuring all kids have access to quality school uniforms.
GYFF is one of the most innovative youth film festivals in Europe. Programmed by young people, who are mentored on a year round basis, it presents an outstanding range of international films and creative workshops for young people across the city. The schools programme that precedes GYFF presents a wide selection of films accompanied by resources/introductions to enhance the film screening.
The Shrub Swap and Reuse Hub is Edinburgh’s hub for creative reuse. In 4 years it’s grown from an idea into an exciting community hub for sustainable living.
We’ve put loads of love into our space on Guthrie Street and it’s looking and running better than ever, offering hundreds of creative reuse and repair workshops and enabling you to reduce your waste by swapping things you don’t need for things you do.
We’d love to welcome you to our community! Get involved by becoming a member from just £12 per year, sign up for our newsletter and check out our volunteering opportunities.
Sustainability is a key priority for the students, staff and Union at Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen. Here at Go Green, our aim is simple: spread the word about environmental topics and provide the tools, opportunities, trainings and volunteering to empower you to look after our shared planet.
Whether it’s locally sourcing and distributing organic fruit & veg, the Bike Hire and Repair scheme at Bikepad or getting together to swap clothes and pass on household items, the Go Green office is always buzzing with new and bright ideas in the pipeline!
SCOREscotland is committed to social justice and equal opportunities for all by providing a service that is accessible and inclusive. Taking a partnership approach, we support and empower those who are disadvantaged and discriminated against. We recognise that a united community is the backbone of a cohesive and harmonious society and thus we strive to “put the unity back into community”.
The Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh aims to improve global health and make life better through collaborative, interdisciplinary research, education and resource development.
The Academy, which has members within the University and across the world, encompasses all three Colleges across the University and is built on three pillars of activity in which the University excels:
· World-leading academic qualifications
· Collaborative research
· Global networks and partnerships
As a National Centre for Dance in Scotland, we offer a vibrant and uplifting focal point for dance as an art form, a way to exercise, and a way of life. We reach out to inspire wellbeing and creativity, and cultivate a future for dance in local, national and international communities.
Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. By engaging artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, we celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, exploring the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promoting positive mental health & wellbeing
ActionAid is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries, working with the poorest women and children in the world, changing their lives for good.
We are dedicated to community engagement & personal empowerment. We work with individuals & groups from all walks of life using filmmaking as a tool to enable those furthest from power to get their voices heard. People are experts in their own lives and circumstances & we want to share experiences that develop the trust & cooperation needed to build resilient communities & foster positive change.
The Turing Trust is a sustainable development charity, making people more employable by bringing transformative technologies to those most in need.
Our main activity involves recycling IT in the UK for use in rural African schools. Our schools lack the learning resources we take for granted, limiting their potential. Together we can fight e-waste in the UK and improve education for young learners.
LIVED as an organization is committed to making visible, communicating and mobilizing support for the lived experiences of school-aged children in different contexts of displacement. LIVED aims to achieve this through the participatory production of documentary films and through the delivery of film-making workshops to displaced adolescents in each context.
The objectives of the OWC are to promote Development Education and:
a) to enable people to understand the links between their own lives and those of people throughout the world
b) to increase understanding of the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental forces which shape all our lives
c) to enable people to find ways to bring about change by acting locally to create a more just,
We work with young people ages 12-21 who hang out in the city centre (around 150 different young people over the course of a fortnight). We don’t ‘put stuff on’ for the young people, instead we support them to develop their own opportunities – that way there’s a shed load more skills and confidence developed.
Most importantly, Hot Chocolate is a place where the young people feel ‘at home’.
Edinburgh Young Carers Project is committed to the promotion of the rights children and young people.
All young carers have the right to: Make their own decisions and choices, (to be a child, a carer or both), be heard, listened to and believed, protection from physical and psychological harm, information and choice and to stop physically caring.
Create Paisley aims to cultivate community, arts and culture through working alongside young people and helping them to recognise their potential. We believe that through using art, young people are able to express their views allowing them to develop confidence, work experience and social skills. We want to work alongside agencies, organisations and individuals who have similar goals.
Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual African film festival taking place in Scotland, consisting of film screenings and complementary events. Now in its fourteenth year, AiM brings the best of African cinema to Scotland—making it possible for Scottish audiences to engage with African stories and industry professionals from the continent.
SDI is an internationally recognised documentary research centre set up in 2004 at Edinburgh College of Art, specialised in documentary training, production and distribution. Our aim is to stimulate and inspire the documentary scene in Scotland and beyond and bridge the gap between academia and industry.
Our films have played at film festivals and have picked up major awards and nominations. In 2007 we set up SDI Productions Ltd, in order to develop a slate of feature documentaries.
The Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) is an umbrella organisation which exists to inspire the people and organisations of Scotland to be involved with Malawi in an informed, coordinated and effective way to the benefit of both nations.
The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. We are a young people’s parliament, designed by young people and led by young people for the benefit of young people. We are committed to ensuring young people are heard by the decision makers of Scotland and we are determined to campaign on the issues which matter most to Scotland’s young people.
The Skinny is Scotland’s largest entertainment and listings magazine, targeting 16 – 35 year olds we are a free monthly newsprint press, with further information available online and via our weekly eNewsletter.
The Skinny aims to encourage our readership to actively engage and participate with the cultural scenes and emerging artists across Scotland. Via extensive coverage of music, visual arts, independent film, literature and more we hope to provide awareness of the individuals, groups and communities that are creating Scotland.