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.
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.
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.
At Ayr we aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, we learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.
We offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating - to rock climbing, camping, and music - plus, so much more! At Ayr you are also able to gain different qualifications that you can take with you once you leave Sea Cadets!
Rescue and care
We believe that every horse, pony, donkey and mule has the right to a happy and healthy life, free of fear and neglect. We rescue abandoned, mistreated and neglected horses and donkeys from across the UK, giving them a safe place to live and providing essential veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and lifelong care.
We organise and run over 1200 shared reading and creative writing sessions each year, for a diverse range of community and public participants across Scotland. During our relaxed and informal shared reading sessions, part of a book and poem are read aloud, with an Open Book Lead Reader on hand to help guide the discussion. We also run regular creative writing sessions, using the material the group is reading as inspiration to create new writing.
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.
Under The Trees provided outdoor learning opportunities to all age groups, backgrounds and abilities. We work in areas of deprivation, providing our community with a wide range of skills and services to engage with each other and the outdoors.
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.
Our Union Street is a community-led organisation working to revitalise Aberdeen’s Union Street and has set out how with the support of the public it will regenerate, repopulate and reinvigorate the Granite Mile.
We provide information to guide people with cancer through the confusing options for care. Our aim is to help them make informed decisions. With our holistic approach, Yes to Life emphasises the importance of the mental, emotional and spiritual state of those with cancer. Along with physical needs, we feel these should be considered as central to any treatment programme. Rooted in almost 20 years of experience working with people with cancer, we know it is vital that everyone seeking options should be empowered to make their own health decisions.
We also believe in the benefits of a positive approach. Of course, a cancer diagnosis is frightening, but instead of talking about ‘victims’ and ‘battling with disease’, we feel that forward-looking optimism is crucial. We have seen the realistic hope that results from gaining access to information, and from being empowered to explore your individual needs and make your own choices to manage your condition, as you see fit.
Our role is to help people to decide what they want to do to help themselves – by providing information and referring them to qualified experts – and then to support them in their chosen path. Yes to Life empowers people with cancer to make informed decisions about their care options. For almost two decades, we have provided evidence-based information to those in need.
The Ayr Ark works towards three main aims:
• Engaging with young people by running events and activities which address a variety of practical needs for young people whilst working in partnership with local organisation.
• Equipping young people with the knowledge and understanding needed for building and developing their own life-skills and self-confidence in a supported environment.
• Empowering young people with the experience and confidence to make wise and safe lifestyle choices and to take hold of a more positive future for themselves.
The Vegan Society's mission is to make veganism mainstream. We're working tirelessly to make veganism an easily-adopted and widely-recognised approach to reducing animal suffering and environmental damage.
Would you like to make a difference for disabled people in Orkney? Access Orkney is a new group of volunteers who work to improve access and inclusion for disabled people in Orkney by raising awareness and helping to change attitude amongst the general public and public services about the need for inclusive access for disabled people. We are part of a network of Access Panels across Scotland, managed and supported by Disability Equality Scotland. At Access Orkney, we believe that everyone should have equal access to the community and opportunities. Our mission is to create an inclusive environment where disabled individuals can fully participate and thrive. We envision a future in which disability is not a barrier, but rather a celebration of diversity. We are looking for a notetaker to take minutes for the secretary.
The Why Not? Trust is a community developed with and for people with experience of care. We offer a digital community where care experienced parents can come together and receive varying forms of support including Peer Mentoring.
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.
Friockhem Park Community Volunteers is a local community group who in partnership with Angus Council and Partners, maintain Friockhem Park, Friockhem Public Toilets and the wider Friockhem Village.
We are run by volunteers and rely on donations and grant to carry out the good work we do.
Santa’s Grotto is not only one of the most exciting festive experiences for a child it's also one of the most exciting fundraising experiences for Team Archie! We're super excited to be running Santa's Grotto at the Overgate Centre in Dundee, from 26th November.
The role will be covered by a rota system : morning 1000 hours till 12.20 hours and afternoon 1.30 hours till 16.00 hours.
The start date is the 26/7 Nov, then 3/4 Dec, 10/11 Dec, 17/18 Dec then every day till 24 Dec. 2022.
Calderwood Baptist Church aim to promote faith and religion through the local community and also provide a place of worship for the people of the area.The Church also works in partnership with EK Community Food Bank. Food parcels can be collected and donations of non-perishable food can be made at the Church's weekly drop in session on Wednesdays 11am-1pm.
THE PRINCE’S FOUNDATION PROVIDES HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS TO CHALLENGES FACING THE WORLD TODAY. WE CHAMPION A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES AND BUILD OUR COMMUNITIES, WE RUN A DIVERSE PROGRAMME OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS, AND WE REGENERATE AND CARE FOR PLACES WHERE COMMUNITIES THRIVE AND THAT VISITORS ENJOY.
We work nationally and internationally but at the heart of our organisation is the heritage-led regeneration of the Dumfries House estate and its wider community, where our principles and philosophies are explored and put into practice.
The work of The Prince’s Foundation is inspired by The Prince of Wales’s philosophy of harmony: that by understanding the balance, the order and the relationships between ourselves and the natural world we can create a more sustainable future.
For more than 40 years His Royal Highness has been at the forefront of championing sustainability. During the last decade the impact of natural resource depletion, climate change and rapid urbanisation has become evident and widely understood. The work of The Prince’s Foundation is inspired by the belief that only by taking a holistic view can we create a sustainable future to meet the needs of our world.
The Prince’s Foundation was created through the merger, in 2018, of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust and The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.
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
Our Village, Our Community
Our Community may be small but it has a long and proud history. Look around and you’ll see lots of reminders of the past. Loans has a close relationship with Troon and Dundonald, but still holds on to a distinct identity.
With no school or church, the Village Hall is the heart of our community and there’s something going on there most days.
ZYA is a Scotland-based community interest media company supporting women and marginalised communities. Interested in lived experiences, the arts, and social justice we believe in equity, compassion in understanding and integrity in our approach.
We showcase media content relating to our areas of interest resonating with the communities we support. Community-led we co-create arts-based projects with people and organisations focused on centring marginalised experiences, inspiring action and informing sustainable progression.
• To maintain for the local community and summer visitors a comprehensive convenience store offering of day to day necessaries, local products and a number of more upmarket lines, as well as newspapers and off-licence alcoholic products; and also Post Office counter services, including basic banking and travel products.
• To serve as a social and resilience hub for the local community
• To support a sense of community through corporate participation in local events
• To provide warm and well-lit upstairs social space for meetings and activities of small groups
• To provide employment for a shop manager and 3 PT shop staff
• To maintain and expand the volunteer presence in the shop operations, at the counter and/or in the back office.
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.
We are a Community Centre providing rooms for hire for private or community use, groups for families and young people as well as other volunteer led activities such as the Community Fridge. There is a cafe within the centre serving lunches as well as hot drinks and cakes etc.
Based in Burnside Church, Glasgow. We have four active sections catering from 6 to 18 years, all of which meet on a Friday night in the church halls. The group and individual sections run indoor and outdoor camps, activities, games and international events on a regular basis.
Bylines Scotland is part of the Bylines Network, an IMPRESS-regulated not-for-profit organisation which works with volunteers to fill the gap between the established media and ordinary people, diversifying public conversation and training new journalists.
Blackwood Homes and Care was founded in 1972 by Dr Margaret Blackwood MBE, a campaigner for the rights and independence of disabled people. We deliver our vision of helping people live their life to the full in the pioneering spirit of Dr Blackwood by providing high quality housing, care and support for disabled people of all ages, with over 1500 homes across all 29 mainland local authorities.
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.”
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
Lochlan's Legacy-SCIO was founded by then 11 year old Lochlan Murdoch. Lochlan who is now 14 lives with type1diabetes. Lochlan's Legacy was set up to raise awareness and understanding of Type1Diabetes, breakdown barriers,reduce stigma and build community.
The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Countryside Trust is a registered Scottish charity and a company limited by guarantee. It was set up in April 2012, initially as a partnership between Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, Scottish Forestry and Scottish Natural Heritage with the aim of being an effective mechanism to conserve and improve the landscape and ecology of the National Park and to enhance the visitor experience of its countryside. It supports and adds value to the work of public, private, voluntary and community organisations within the Park.
We are one of Scotland's oldest hospital radio stations and are sorely run by a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers.
We have been providing entertainment in Ayrshire since 1953 under the name Ayr Hospitals Relay Radio. We started at Somerset Park, the home of Ayr United Football Club broadcasting football commentaries and playing music before the match and at half-time.
In 1981, a three-and-a-half hour music programme started on Sundays.
We now broadcast from within University Hospital Ayr which has been our home since 1990.
More recently, in 2018 we upgraded our studio to a state-of-the-art modern digital studio working with industry leading manufacturers such as local company Clyde Broadcast and Broadcast Radio thus allowing us to continue providing a service for the people of Ayrshire, the local community and beyond for years to come.
We are here to help lift the mood and aid the recovery of inpatients at Ayr and Biggart Hospitals. We bring a friendly and local sound and have a variety of presenters playing all styles of music from the Golden Oldies to the One-Hit-Wonders and the Modern Day Hits
We broadcast over the internet allowing us to reach the local community and anywhere around the world. Listen Live here on our website or via the TuneIn app on your mobile phone or tablet
The Hub will shortly celebrate its 1st year operating in Hareleeshill, providing much needed hall space for community events, hall hire and group activities.
We pride ourselves in being part of our local community working hard to build relationships with users of the facility, visitors and our neighbours.
Our Shed in Dunfermline is a place of informal learning and skill-sharing, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where local men can come together to work, play or just hang out with others
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.
The Active Travel Network is the go-to space for community groups and organisations looking for advice and guidance on Active Travel engagement and activities in Scotland.
The network’s mission is to connect individuals, groups and organisations to share knowledge, experience and resources, creating peer-to-peer support, new partnerships and opportunities across Scotland. The network will:
• Actively provide support, advice and guidance for existing and prospective members
• Offer online and in-person space to enable members to share knowledge and best practice
NOTE: These may change if the new committee feels they do not reflect the way forward for the network.
We are one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the UK & Republic of Ireland.
We have faith in young people and provide opportunities for children and young people to learn, grow and discover in a safe, fun and caring environment which is rooted in the Christian faith.
There’s something for every young person whether it’s camping or kayaking, first aid or five a side, music or crafts. Members develop skills, build confidence, make friends, take responsibility and are encouraged to make a real difference in their communities – sharing the values that make us who we are.
Our work with children and young people is made possible thanks to our volunteer leaders who give of their time so generously.