Take Action

Take One Action connects globally-conscious social changemakers, filmmakers, artists, organisations, community groups and educators – and helps them to take action about the issues they care about.

Want to make a bigger difference, or find allies?

Browse our Organisation Directory and Opportunity Directory to find groups who are active in your community, and ways that you can can involved – whatever your experience or background!

Part of a group that you think we should know about?

Let us know on the Add an Organisation form and we will add you to the database so you can connect to an even wider network!

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.

Angela Davis

Here’s to the misfits…the ones who see things differently. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

Jack Kerouac

The future, of course, is not something you predict and wait for. It is something you invent daily through your actions.

Rebecca Solnit


We collaborate with, support and champion a wide range of organisations, community groups, NGOs and grassroots movements through our work.

If you are looking to find your route in to action, or to connect with a likeminded community who are working in the area you are passionate about, check out some of the fantastic groups based in Scotland.



Scotland has a vibrant network of organisations, community groups, NGOs and grassroots movements, all pushing for positive social change.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved – delve in, get involved, and take action!


free the change

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 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.