Anything grows in Dandelion – an ambitious creative programme demonstrating the power of collective action through a major grow-your-own initiative of modern times. Combining growing, science, art and music, Dandelion is an invitation to the whole of Scotland to cultivate, create and share everything from ideas and stories to misshapen veg.
Dandelion is a six-month creative celebration of growing, music and community – rooted in Scotland but with an international outlook, and with sustainability at its heart. Dandelion follows the arc of the growing season, from April to September 2022 – culminating with hundreds of Harvest events across Scotland.
SCCAN / Transition Scotland Hub is a network of community groups and organisations. Our Purpose is to support community-led action to address the climate and nature emergency and work for a just, thriving and resilient Scotland.
We do this by:
-Enabling communications across the network e.g. through newsletters, opportunities for members to be part of participatory media projects, events, social media etc.
-Developing and sharing ideas and building capacity in our movement by organising events, gatherings, and trainings related to climate action across the country.
-Being involved with British, European and worldwide climate action networks and sharing best of practice with our membership
-Inspiring communities by providing online tools for networking, sharing of best practice, and showcasing projects between community groups and beyond.
-Communicating and developing the discourse of community climate action wherever possible including in Scottish Government (through meetings, consultations etc), across social media, through partnering with a wide range of organisations etc.
-Building understanding of the role and potential of communities in climate action within civil society by partnering and collaborating with other Scottish community networks (e.g. through Scottish Community Alliance), public sector, and business.
Community Planning Aberdeen is the name for your local partnership of public, private and third sector organisations and communities all working together to improve people’s lives across Aberdeen City. We are delivering an ambitious local outcome improvement plan to deliver our vision for Aberdeen - A place where all people can prosper.
We have a number of aims, but key at the moment is the establishment of the Strathbrock Community Garden at Strathbrock Community Centre in Broxburn. This large space has been adapted to provide a place for local people to ‘learn to grow food together’.
The Food Life raises awareness of the value of real food, provides information and opportunities to connect with others across the food system and works to build infrastructure such as this website and food hubs, education and support to the rural economy based around Angus agriculture.
The Food Life supports creating more quality jobs in processing, production, distribution and marketing of Angus sustainably grown crops. We collaborate to "connect the dots” of the many exciting projects and substantial resources focused on local food in Angus.
Most food we eat in Angus originates outside our area, yet we have some of the nation's best farmland. Our small towns are losing quality jobs to the cities, yet it is rural Angus that can feed the people in our cities. Notably Dundee.
The Food Life is a non-profit Community Benefit Society created to strengthen the ties between Angus farming and food businesses and community economic vitality with an emphasis on rural and semi-rural Angus.
Altens and Cove Community Association Centre is a local independent charity, run by volunteer Trustees and a small staff team from Altens Community Centre.
Serving Altens and Cove, the centre offers a wide range of community activities, along with private hires of our meeting rooms, sports hall and community rooms, and a café. Our highly recommended Fishies Playgroup operates within Altens Community Centre on weekday mornings during term time.
Aberdeen Women's Alliance are a small, local, charity that was set up in 2004. Our aim is to enable Aberdeen womens' voices to be better heard by decision-makers. Since 2013 we have also run a successful local women's history project. Most recently during the pandemic, we have worked with our partners to make sure some disadvantaged women are having their basic needs met.
With a long and impressive history, the Special Constabulary is a part-time, volunteer body consisting of voluntary officers with identical powers to that of police officers. As a special constable, you'll work alongside our police officers in your spare time – forging strong partnerships in the community, patrolling our streets, preventing crime, and interacting with all kinds of people to give back, keep your local community safe and make a real difference.
Our mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
We do this through three interconnected aims:
Sharing knowledge - informing parents' decisions
Creating networks - forging vital friendships
Harnessing voices - changing public policy and attitudes for good.
Since 1956, we have supported millions of women and parents through birth and early parenthood whilst also securing major advances in professional practice and public policy.
Community Councils are voluntary organisations that act as a voice for their local area. They meet regularly to discuss issues affecting their area, including planning and licensing applications and are consulted regularly by the local authority on a range of matters. All meetings are public and residents are encouraged to participate their local meetings.
To provide a flexible range of childcare options in the heart of Gullane in a high quality, inclusive and nurturing environment where the focus is on play. Children age 2-12 are able to attend our Playgroup, Breakfast Club, After School Club Holiday Clubs throughout the year.
Operating from Seaton and Linksfield neighbourhoods, and surrounding areas, we are a volunteer, lived experience and local resident led community charity. We believe in a salutogenic approach to community wellness.
A ‘salutogenic’ approach is one that focuses on factors that support health and wellbeing, beyond a more traditional, ‘pathogenic’ focus on risk and problems.
This approach is widely used around the world – in health, education, workplaces, architectural design – and we believe it has enormous relevance in the transformation of the community.
Bonnymuir Green Community Trust is a thriving community owned green space.
We have a productive, managed community garden, a social hub and cafe, which is led, developed and sustained by local volunteers.
We encourage all members of the public to meet and share in a space that is accessible, providing the community with a mix of educational and social activities, encouraging fun, good health, wellbeing and sustainable living.
People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity founded in 2013 on the principle that people know how to identify their needs and the solutions that will help them fulfil their potential and solve social issues. People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.
People Know How aims to achieve three main outcomes:
> Ensure positive school transitions for all children and young people
> Eliminate data poverty through connectivity for all
> Establish social innovation in the public consciousness
AbilityNet is a registered charity that exists to help change the lives of disabled people by helping people to use digital technology at work, at home or in education. Our vision is to create “A world in which digital services are equally accessible to all.”
Feed the Minds is a UK based international development charity with 50 years of experience delivering education projects in low-income countries around the world. We are a global network of individuals and local partner organisations who share the same values and aspire to create positive change. We believe each person deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy and fulfilled life – spiritually, emotionally and materially – away from poverty and discrimination in all its forms. Our projects enable people to gain resources and skills to have a new start.
EFCFC is a community-based football club located in Methil, Fife.
We have a "football for all" policy for children, adults and volunteers.
We currently have 18 youth football teams, an over 35 team and an Amateur team. We also work closely with East Fife Girls and Women football.
We have a large pool of volunteers who manage the day to day running of our teams, a small committee to run the club and 2 full time and 4 self-employed members of staff.
Our community classes support all participants from age 18 months to adults ranging from mini fifers to walking football. Included in our community classes are mental health programs, FFIT programs, disability activities and school programs. We are always striving to find more ways to engage with the local community.
Our aim is to ensure that there is a space for everyone in the community to attend, not only to participate in football but to better their health and well being.
Advance citizenship or community development through representing
and promoting the news, interests and amenities of the community in
Stonehaven, South Aberdeenshire by providing a free digital news
Real Life Options was first established in 1992 to support and empower people with learning disabilities and autism to have more choice and greater control over their lives. Over the last three decades, we have grown to become a national provider of social support and care while staying true to our core ethos.
We support people across the UK to develop their independence and achieve their potential. We recognise that to be excellent in our field, we need to truly understand and champion the changing needs and aspirations of the people we support. Through partnerships with families, thought-leader organisations and professional services, we believe in constantly evolving and providing a person-centred approach at every step in an individual’s support journey.
Clyde Scouts is one of eight geographical areas that supports Scout Groups and Districts in Scotland. Scouting provides adventure-based programmes for young people between the ages of 6 and 25 years old throughout the City of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and North and South Lanarkshire.
We believe that through adventure we challenge individuals so that they learn and experience new things that enrich their lives.
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
Community Councils are voluntary organisations that act as a voice for their local area. They meet regularly to discuss issues affecting their area, including planning and licensing applications and are consulted regularly by the local authority on a range of matters. All meetings are public and residents are encouraged to participate at their local meetings.