Food Sharing Edinburgh is an exciting new volunteer-led food waste reduction project based in the Shrub Co-op. We are part of a global movement of communities uniting to end food waste. We collect food that would otherwise be binned, and distribute it to those who can use it! Food Sharing aims to bring people together to eat well, end waste and create a more sustainable food system.
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.
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.
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
A cross-platform multi-venue cultural festival championing independent purveyors of music, film, food, drink, business and numerous other fields within Scotland, debuting in May 2016
ActionAid is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and children in the world, changing their lives for good.
Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival.
Together we demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.
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 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.
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 Gather Film Festival is series of film events that take place during the Gather Festival, an annual celebration of local and international culture, community and creativity organised by the Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) and the University of Edinburgh.