Hot Chocolate Trust

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’.

Create Paisley

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.

Friends of the Earth Scotland

We believe that everyone should have access to a healthy environment and a fair share of the Earth’s resources. We help people take action here in Scotland to make a difference on global environmental issues. We campaign for a cleaner, greener, Scotland, and a fairer economic system.

Austrian Cultural Forum

The Austrian Cultural Forum London promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the fields of music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and science.

Scottish Fair Trade Forum

“The Scottish Fair Trade Forum stands up for the dignity and rights of the people who produce our goods, and aims for Scotland to become a global leader in using trade to challenge poverty.

We encourage businesses to incorporate Fair Trade principles and corporate accountability into their practices, and work with the public sector to integrate these principles into decision-making at all levels of government.

We engage the public in Scotland by raising awareness and understanding of the benefits of Fair Trade, and arrange for Fair Trade producers to visit Scotland to discuss their work.

Media Co-Op

Media co-op is a team of award-winning media professionals who specialise in creating digital media and films for the third sector and broadcast television. We produce media strategies, short films (and long ones too), participatory projects with service-users, and online campaigns powered by social media.

Scottish Documentary Institute

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.

Scottish Refugee Council

Scottish Refugee Council are an independent charity dedicated to provide advice, information and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. But that’s just part of the story: We also campaign for political change, raise awareness about issues that affect refugees; and we work closely with local communities and organisations.

We play a leading role in policy development and campaign on refugee issues to ensure that Scotland plays a full role in meeting the UK’s legal and humanitarian obligations under the 1951 United Nations Convention on Refugees.

New Internationalist

New Internationalist is for people seeking an independent, intelligent and international perspective. Our magazine explores current global issues with thought, depth and insight, to give you the complete picture. We exist to report on issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary to meet the basic needs of all; and to bring to life the people, the ideas and the action in the fight for global justice.

Unison Scotland

UNISON is Scotland’s biggest and liveliest trade union, representing 150,000 members delivering public and related services across Scotland. We believe decent, accessible and accountable public services are vital to everyone, and international solidarity and links with unions overseas is central to our work.

NIDOS

NIDOS is a network of international development organisations based in Scotland. We aim to strengthen the contribution of Scottish organisations to reducing inequality and poverty worldwide. Our members tackle poverty with communities around the world and raise awareness of international development issues in Scotland; we help our members to become more effective and as a network to have greater influence on the government policies that affect the communities with whom they work.

Families Outside

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support the families of people affected by imprisonment. They work to mitigate the effects of imprisonment on children and families – and consequently to reduce the likelihood of reoffending – through support and information for families and for the people who work with them.

Water Witness International

Water Witness International is a charity based in Edinburgh which works to improve the way in which rivers, streams, lakes and aquifers are managed.

We carry out targeted research and advocacy to deepen our understanding, share knowledge and ensure accountability to ensure a fair, secure and sustainable water future for all.

Edinburgh World Justice Festival

Set up after the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh during the 2005 G20 meeting, the festival aims to
1. raise the profile of international justice and development issues;
2. provide an annual ‘shop window’ to the public; and
3. be a platform for co-operation and debate for the world justice movement in Edinburgh.
It puts together the programme of the festival which in 2014 is from 04 – 11 October, organising some key events, and co-ordinating all the other events which are put on by supporting organisations

Scottish Youth Parliament

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

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.

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Sheila McKechnie Foundation

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is here to support individuals, groups and communities to have the skills and confidence to speak up and take effective action on issues that matter to them. We do this by connecting, informing and supporting campaigners.

All our work is focused on empowering people to have a voice. The bulk of our work is focused on those who are new to campaigning, are marginalised, have few resources and cannot get the support they need elsewhere.