Institute of Contemporary Arts

The ICA supports radical art and culture. Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events, talks and debates, the ICA challenges perceived notions and stimulates debate, experimentation, creativity and exchange with visitors.

Global Bersih

Global Bersih is a non-profit organization established under the Swiss Civil Code. It aims to support Malaysian civil society’s efforts to strengthen Malaysia’s maturing democracy using peaceful and legal means of action. For Malaysia to progress as a democratic society, the citizens’ right to a free and fair elections which is professional, impartial and transparent in all its stages of its administration must be promoted and protected.

The Poverty Alliance Scotland

Our vision is of a sustainable Scotland based on social and economic justice, with dignity for all, where poverty and inequalities are not tolerated and are challenged.

We are a membership organisation with a range of varied experience in addressing issues related to poverty and social exclusion. Our membership is made up of a wide range of organisations including grassroots community groups, individuals facing poverty, voluntary organisations, statutory organisations and academics. We now act as the national anti-poverty network in Scotland.

Moving Docs

Moving Docs brings powerful documentary films to screens big and small, by combining event cinema with innovative online distribution. It is driven by a shared belief in the value of documentaries and the importance of a diverse film culture within Europe.

Refugee Survival Trust

The Refugee Survival Trust is a charity that provides grants to asylum claimants and refugees living in Scotland. It was set up in 1996 by a number of concerned individuals as a reaction to the problem of refugees and asylum claimants being made destitute in Scotland. Grants made by RST either alleviate poverty and destitution, or help refugees and asylum claimants to overcome obstacles in accessing educational and employment opportunities.

Radial

Radial is a collective of creative thinkers from the university community across Glasgow. We are all connected through a shared need and desire to live sustainably. We believe that climate change is a cultural issue connected to inherent values we all hold. Therefore we can find commonality and connection to tackle these issues together transforming current habits into meaningful habits that will build a sustainable future.

Edinburgh Science Foundation

Edinburgh Science Foundation is an educational charity, founded in 1989, which operates Edinburgh Science’s Education and Festival programmes. We are best known for organising Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival – the world’s first public celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.

Global Health Academy (University of Edinburgh)

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

Dance Base

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.

Shakti Women’s Aid

Shakti Women’s Aid helps BME women, children and young people experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner and/or other members of the household. We also work closely with the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, NHS Scotland and other statutory and voluntary services. We provide training and consultancy for agencies working with BME women, children and young people.

Movies that Matter

Movies that Matter believes that the film camera is a powerful weapon against social indifference. Film has an unprecedented capacity to open eyes. What cannot be accomplished by spoken and written language, is sometimes achieved by motion picture. Cinema fascinates, stimulates, inspires and raises awareness. It serves as a mirror and helps us to become familiar with other cultures. Inspired films incite to compassion, reflection and discussion. Films have an emotional appeal and serve as a mouthpiece for victims of injustice.

Film Hub Scotland

As part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, we are one of nine Hubs set up across the UK to extend film choice, increase and broaden film audiences, and enhance opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.
We’re setting up a network of like-minded film exhibitors – from film societies to multiplexes – to work together to better serve Scotland’s diverse population. We provide Hub members with a range of funding opportunities, screening programmes, training, networking events and audience research, helping Scotland’s exhibitors become truly inclusive.

Slow Food Youth Network Scotland

We are the world’s future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers. The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) was founded to make youth familiar with Slow Food’s philosophy that says that all food should be Good, Clean and Fair.

By learning more about our local food systems in a fun and social way, we hope to bring people together to help create change within the global food system.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.
We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.

Mental Health Foundation

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.

Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

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

Palcrafts

Palcrafts is a registered charity that aims to relieve poverty for Palestinians by providing a sustainable source of income and also to raise awareness in the UK of Palestinian issues. This is done through maintaining a small resource centre with books, DVDs and magazines, and also through educational meetings with Palestinian speakers and recent visitors to the Middle East.

Young Filmmakers Glasgow

Young Filmmakers Glasgow aims to support young filmmakers in the local community with the support they need to take their vision to the screen. In 2016, we’re providing audiences to young Scottish filmmakers through the First Act Film Festival, which will celebrate Scotland’s explosive upcoming talent. Following the Festival, we plan to launch the First Act Film Fund.

Nourish Scotland

Nourish Scotland is reconnecting producers, growers, retailers, consumers and all who care for local, sustainable food in Scotland.

It is working to create a stronger food culture to make healthy, local, seasonal, and organic food available everywhere in Scotland.

Stop TTIP Edinburgh

To campaign against TTIP, and the alphabet soup of similar deals such as CETA and TISA.

These deals will effect our democratic right to decide how our public services such as health and education are organised; to decide the minimum wage; worker and environmental protections etc. They also aim to protect the profits of the foreign corporations over everything else, in secret, opaque tribunals.

Beyond Borders Scotland

Dedicated to facilitating dialogue and international cultural exchange between nations.
Beyond Borders Scotland is a not-for profit organisation, based in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. The organisation aims to create a vibrant international platform within Scotland, to break down borders between peoples, and help facilitate wider international cultural exchange, dialogue and reconciliation.

Scottish Palestinian Forum

Promotes knowledge and understanding of the Palestinian people in their religious and cultural diversity.
Provides a network for organisations concerned with nonviolent resolutions to Israeli/Palestinian issues and to encourage mutual support and dialogue.
Influences public discussions in Scotland of issues relating to a just and secure sharing of the land of Israel and Palestine among the people.

Edinburgh Greenpeace

We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world. We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technical innovation through public engagement, street campaigning, political lobbying, actions, activities with kids, background research for campaigns, fundraising… and socialising 🙂

Engender

Engender is Scotland’s feminist membership organisation. We have a vision for a Scotland in which women and men have equal opportunities in life, equal access to resources and power, and are equally safe and secure from harm.