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.
Highland Environmental Network (HEN) works to coordinate and enable the sharing of information, expertise, education and action on the environment and sustainability in the Highlands of Scotland.
We do this by
– promoting environmental education, in its widest sense, in all sectors of the community within the Highlands
– sharing environmental information and expertise
– encouraging the involvement of individuals and community groups in environmental debate and action
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.