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 voice of the Voluntary Sector with a strong and diverse membership. Dedicated and experienced staff providing support, development advice, facilitating networks as well as sharing news and information. We also provide office space to rent, room hire, grant finder services, administration services and much more.
The Circle is a hub for charities, social enterprises, commercial organisations, creatives, community groups, individuals, and socially aware businesses. We provide affordable office and community spaces, as well as meeting and event spaces.
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.
Aberdeen City Voice is a panel of Aberdeen City residents. We contact them on a regular basis to ask for their views on a wide range of issues that affect the community. At the moment around 1000 residents are on the City Voice Panel and we send them 3 questionnaires a year. The City Voice is supported by Aberdeen’s Community Planning Partnership so it covers a wide range of topics.
Carers Link is the local organisation dedicated to carers and we provide a range of services for people who live or care within the East Dunbartonshire area.
Carers want to see the person they care for have the best possible quality of life.
Carers Link wants to see the Carers of East Dunbartonshire also have the best possible quality of life, encompassing help and support for your caring role, and the opportunity to pursue your own needs, interests or work.
Carers Link wants to see that the Carers of East Dunbartonshire are both informed and involved and that your experience as a Carer is respected and valued.
The Group recently took ownership of the former primary school and has ambitious plans to develop this into a community pub or bistro and a resource centre that will provide meeting and workshop space for arts and other cultural activities, community learning, and to support local artists and crafts people. UEDG envisage that the centre will generate new jobs and business opportunities locally.
The Group has a strong interest in sustainable development and will use natural resources and renewable technologies to re-furbish and run the building, sourced locally wherever possible.
We provide support, learning and development opportunities for people and organisations. We provide guidance, support and training to Third Sector organisations and community groups. We enable people to engage with their local community, develop and learn new skills through volunteering. We also facilitate Third Sector representation at a local level through our delegate system. Elected from with the Sector, delegates voice challenges and opinions on emerging issues, get involved in local decision making and champion the work of the Sector.
Promoting learning opportunities, particularly in the fields of healthy living, improving literacy, active citizenship, the recognition of achievement and employability, promoting a broad range of non-formal but structured group learning activities for public benefit. Supporting people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to become more involved in planning their own learning programmes and their continued development. Engaging with the most vulnerable people and groups and planning programmes with them which will help them to reach their full potential. Working with young people to plan and support their own learning and achievement programmes. Offering guidance and support to groups and individuals who would like to broaden their learning opportunities and gain accreditation monitoring and evaluating the association’s activities with a view to ensuring continuous improvement.
CatStrand is the central hub of the Glenkens Community & Arts Trust (GCAT). Its main aim is to bring much needed activities, services and facilities to this geographically isolated area through a year round programme of community and arts events. It offers a range of community services including a bus service, newsletter, drop-in advice sessions and free internet access and also acts as a hub for local tourism and heritage information. CatStrand provides the base for the Connecting in Communities project; which provides events and opportunities for Glenkens residents, including: Fitness, Yoga, Tai Chi, Adult Dance/Movement, Ukulele Group(s), Digital Photography, Singing and the Glenkens Men's Shed in Balmaclellan. Catstrand currently has a number of different opportunities for volunteers of all ages to get involved with.
The aims and objectives for which the group has been established are:
To provide a service the provides peer support, bringing its members out of possible loneliness and isolation building self confidence and self esteem.
c) Bring awareness to the community of the problems that mental ill health causes and help to eradicate the stigma of mental health issues.
We support, develop and represent community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering. We have around 35 staff members covering these activities across Fife, operating from our offices in Glenrothes, Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. We provide a wide range of support to third sector organisations and have expertise in a wide range of skills and topics including governance, funding, legislation, policy, volunteering, managing people, planning and problem solving.
We receive core funding from the Scottish Government and Fife Council to provide four key functions:
- support, develop and represent the third sector.
- support, develop and represent social enterprises.
- support, develop and represent volunteering.
- support and promote third sector engagement with the Community Planning Partnership.
Aberdeen Civic Forum represents the views of communities in Aberdeen on the Community Planning Partnership.
We help to ensure that all the communities of Aberdeen have their say when plans are made for the future of the City of Aberdeen.
Our core purpose is to provide affordable, accessible and inclusive services, support and activities that address people’s physical and emotional health and wellbeing needs, in particular, offering a service to marginalised groups of people.
Our constitution outlines our primary objective shall be to "promote the well-being of the community resident in Kirkintilloch by ascertaining, co-ordinating and expressing to local and public authorities the views of the community and by taking such action in the interests of that community as appears to be expedient and practicable.”