UWS Creative Media Academy is one of only 3 such institutions in Scotland to be endorsed as a centre of excellence by Creative Skillset. Part of the School of Media, Culture and Society, the Academy brings together students, staff and practitioners within the subject groupings of film, television, radio, music, performance, journalism and digital art.
Powered by the belief that a better world is possible. Scottish-based Mercy Corps is a local organisation with a global outlook.
The Chapel of St Mary the Virgin has been the presence of the Scottish Episcopal Church in the centre of Ullapool, since 1976. Having recently become an eco-congregation the Church now has a strong programme of activities to engage the congregation with discussions and actions around climate justice.
The Creative Europe programme aims to support the European audiovisual, cultural and creative sector.
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.
The Dumfries Fairtrade Group coordinate activities to promote Fairtrade in Dumfries and have worked to declare Dumfries a Fairtrade town in 2012.
Deveron Projects is an arts organisation based in Huntly, a market town in the north east of Scotland with a population of 4,500. Working with the idea that the town is the venue, they create socially engaged projects that connect artists, communities and places.
Greener Melrose are an unincorporated, not-for-profit, intentional community whose members are acting individually and collectively to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, lead more sustainable lifestyles and face the challenge of peak oil and climate change.
Transition Stirling is an environmental charity focusing on improving awareness of, and providing a positive local response to, climate change in and around Stirling.
It was formed in October 2009 by a group of volunteers for people who want to work on positive solutions to the problems the Stirling area will face in the future due to rising oil prices and climate change.
Leith Walk Police Box is a former police box located in Edinburgh.
It is now a POP UP venue. A POP UP is a short term flexible let. We let from as little as 4 hours and we welcome budding entrepreneurs, charities and community groups. Got a great idea – try it out!
Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation – providing coworking, virtual office service, meeting & events spaces and a programme of activities to stimulate & support social change.
Refugee Community Kitchen serves nourishing food to displaced people in the UK and northern France. Entirely volunteer-run and donation-based, we are committed to serving wholesome food with dignity and respect to people in need.
Not only does Refugee Community Kitchen keep people highly nourished but we are also providing a moment in the day where people can gather and connect. Our food distributions recreate a sense of community and provide a safe space for medical and legal services, safeguarding groups and other support.
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.
SPEAK! is a global champaign to help five a voice to everyone, everywhere, and includes events and actions that break down barriers and build understanding. It has been developed by CIVICUS, as part of the Civic Space Initiative.
The List is an independent limited company based in Scotland and founded in October 1985. The List aims to publicise and promote the wide range of arts, events and entertainment taking place throughout the year in Scotland through publication of The List, a general interest magazine of quality in Scotland, and www.list.co.uk.
The company now also has a wider publishing programme including a range of online activities, and additional print titles for the eating and drinking sector, the Edinburgh festivals and students in Scotland.
Since 2004 out of the blue’s headquarters has been the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, a building of considerable historical and cultural significance to the Leith community. Careful, sustainable restoration and regeneration has transformed this former military building into a participatory and inclusive arts and cultural centre, with artists’ studios, rehearsal and performance arenas, exhibition spaces and a well-reviewed café. The Drill Hall is a vibrant, fun, and inclusive place, where people can experience all kinds of innovative contemporary arts and enjoy the creative atmosphere.
MIN brings refugee, migrant and local communities together through, art, social, cultural and educational groups and projects, offering people a chance to learn new skills, meet new people, share experiences and take part in worthwhile activities to improve their lives and the life of their communities.
Kinning Park Complex is an independent multi-use community centre. Run by the community since they had to step in to prevent closure of the facility by the local Council in 1996. We maintain and rent out halls, meeting rooms, studios and office spaces at affordable prices where people and groups can put their ideas into action. We also manage community development projects in the local area.
Free The Change is a bold but simple invitation to help you start or join a small “change-maker” support group where you live, work or play. It’s also a network linking similar groups across Scotland for wider connection, inspiration and skill-sharing. It is curated by Simon Bateson, Founder/Creative Director of Take One Action – in response to thousands of conversations we’ve been part of over the last decade. Conversations about what helps turn both well-meaning concern and mis-spent energy into sustainable, system-changing lives: lived for the common good.
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.
CinemaAttic is the platform for Spanish, Iberian and Latin-American cinema in Scotland.
Our main purpose is to raise the profile of Ibero-American cinema in Scotland and UK. By collaborating with key venues and institutions, we connect emerging filmmakers from Spain, Portugal and Latin America with British organisations and audiences.
Along with sister organisations Stop Climate Chaos Cymru and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, The Climate Coalition are a group of over 130 organisations — including the National Trust, Women’s Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB — reaching across the UK to show our love for all the things we want to protect from climate change, and to ask politicians to put aside their differences and commit to doing whatever is necessary to protect them.
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!
The ALLIANCE is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations with over 2,200 members including national support providers as well as small, local volunteer-led groups and people who are disabled, living with long term conditions or providing unpaid care.
Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
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”.
TRJFP intercepts food that would otherwise not make it to plate and serves it as delicious meals. Alongside the positive environmental impacts of reducing edible food waste, the project has clear social benefits through operating a strictly Pay-as-you-feel (PAYF) policy. Transcending monetary transactions, this liberates people to use their skills and attributes as well as money to pay for their meals, & highlights the absurdity that the produce used has been stripped of its monetary value but retains its nutritional value. TRJFP encourages a reflection on how we value food as a resource.
A multicultural kitchen for all.
Social venture Küche uses a socially engaged food practice to create food-led events in collaboration with multi-cultural chefs. Its mission is to promote integration, overcome social isolation and celebrate marginalised cuisines.
All their events have been designed to celebrate minority cuisines, tell collective and individual stories, provoke discussion on a variety of social issues and experiment with food products, recipes and tastes while creating sustainable outcomes for refugee and other multicultural cooks.