Feed The Minds is a UK-based international development charity with 50 years of experience delivering education projects around the world. Our projects enable people to gain resources and skills to have a new start.
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!
MCR Pathways was founded in 2007 to address the outcome gap between care-experienced young people and their peers. We support young people, who have experienced disadvantage, to realise their full potential through education. We do this through our school-based mentoring programme – matching young people with a fully trained volunteer mentor.
Our journey began in St Andrew’s Secondary school, in the East End of Glasgow, where we developed the programme over 5 years. The evidence was soon overwhelming that MCR mentoring made a huge difference on young people’s confidence and engagement with school. The programme is now operating in multiple local authorities, nationwide.
Our vision is that every care-experienced young person, or those who have experienced disadvantage, get the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.
The charitable aims of the Oxford Institute of British Islam (OIBI) are to:
1. Advance the Islamic religion in accordance with the teachings of the Qur'an.
2. Advance education and research in the subject of the principles and practice of the Islamic faith within British society.
3. Promote religious harmony by promoting good relations through the education in different religious beliefs including a respectful awareness of the distinctive features and the common ground shared amongst various creeds.
The Association was set up to advance the mental, physical and spiritual welfare of young people between the ages of 14 and 25 by promoting the scheme of Awards known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
In recent years, whilst maintaining the core function of the Association we have focused our activities on provision of support and experiential learning for targeted groups of young people with Additional Support Needs (ASN).
AbilityNet helps people of any age and with any disability to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. We do this by providing specialist advice services, free information resources and by helping to build a more accessible digital world.
Save the Children is the world's independent children's rights organisation. We're outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection and we're determined to change that.
VTO provide children who need it the most with free educational support, helping to build confidence and bridge the attainment gap. We do this through several initiatives including one-to-one tuition and homework groups.
Our vision is that all young people will have the opportunity to gain personal experience of how business works, understand the role it plays in providing employment and creating prosperity, and be inspired to improve their own prospects, and the competitiveness of Scotland. YES provides almost 7,000 young people each year, regardless of location, circumstances, curriculum choice, career plans or academic strength, the opportunity to be enterprising and to understand how business works.
At Save the Children, we believe in changing children’s future, we operate in the UK and around the world to ensure children are safe and healthy. We support them to learn, grow and become who they want to be. Our shops help raise vital funds, and our volunteers are the leading force in making this possible.
Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help us change the future for children all over the world!
The Trimontium Trust is dedicated to the advancement of the education of the public through the conservation and development of the Roman remains at Newstead and associated antiquities.
We do this through:
• The Trimontium Trust Museum in Melrose
• Regular volunteer-led tours to the site in Newstead
• Special roman-themed events, educational visits and publications
Station House Media Unit (shmu), supported by Aberdeen City Council as one of the core cultural organisations in the city, is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm, and a recently developed a programme for offenders, both pre and post release.
Successful initiatives have made the organisation a nationally recognised centre of excellence and created models of good practice in: youth work; regeneration; digital inclusion; adult and family literacy and numeracy; community capacity building; personal and community development; employability skills; criminal justice, and the curriculum for excellence.
Headway exists to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their family and friends. A weekly group is held with various activities taking place from support groups to fun days out.
Members receive help and support in coping with life, find out what local services are available and share in the emotional rollercoaster that goes with brain injury.
Every year we help 400,000 Young People in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. And it’s not just Young People who can get in on the action. Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.
To find out more visit www.scouts-scotland.org.uk
Fertility Network Scotland provides advice, information and support to anyone affected by fertility issues. We raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout Scotland. By volunteering you can help those who need support.
Aberdeen Science Centre aspires to be a 5 star visitor attraction and our dedicated team provide:
•An important and valuable educational resource for the whole community where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can come and engage with science and be enthused and inspired.
•Science learning experiences that encourage active involvement in learning with hands-on exhibits, investigative workshops and exciting shows and demonstrations.
•An environment that promotes curiosity and life-long learning.
Aberdeen Science Centre is a registered Scottish Charity, charity no: SC014922.
Lead Scotland - Specialists in Linking Education and Disability, is a voluntary organisation set up to empower disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland to access learning opportunities
Pushing Out the Boat (a registered Scottish Charity - SCIO No SC044919) and run by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers is North-East Scotland’s unique literary and arts journal, publishing high-quality prose, poetry and art selected from a unique blend of the global and the local. In its pages are thrillingly gathered artists and writers from all around the world, as well as just around the corner, creating a linguistic mix that welcomes Doric, Scots, and a world of eclectic Englishes that help to bring us a’thegither. We maintain a strong commitment to first time writers and artists; and to outreach, by supplying copies to worthy causes, local libraries and schools – the latter specially to encourage young contributors. We aspire to offer readers the very best regional literary magazine in Scotland.
Preservation and conservation of aviation heritage with particular reference to Dumfries and Galloway. Education of the general public and of school children. School parties attend on a regular basis from a number of local schools. Preservation of a historic building on the museum site.
The education of the general public and school children by the presentation, conservation and presentation of aviation artefacts memorabilia with an emphasis on the aviation of Dumfries and Galloway.
The four main service delivery areas are now: Halls and Music Development; Fine and Applied Art; Museum Services; and Learning and Engagement.
Cultural Services provide the operation, management,development and promotion of arts, heritage, cultural and science services throughout the city through access to high quality educational resources, promoting inclusion in delivering outreach activities.
North Edinburgh Arts is the focus for creativity in Greater Pilton. Through partnership working and ongoing local and city consultation the award winning Centre, opened in 2002, acts as the cultural centre of the community, providing a safe, enjoyable and creative environment for people of all ages to relax and develop within.
The Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) has a national remit to research the best ways to provide health care, and to build capacity in health services research.
The Unit is supported by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates, the University of Aberdeen and competitive grant income.
Falkland Gardening Group is a registered charity whose aim is to enhance Falkland, and to improve and maintain the environment of Falkland by using various planting themes throughout the year. They also provide allotments and poly-tunnel space where members are able to grow various produce.
Our Mission: To deliver measurable, innovative and sustainable programmes with and within our communities which support people and promote progress at 4 the benefit of all.
Our Vision: To help create resilient people and communities with better and more sustainable opportunities for skills development and employment leading a healthy life and inclusive society.
Our Objective: To respond to modern-day challenges in the communities by employing innovative means to better the lives of the members of the community across different ages by improving health and wellbeing, learning and development and through coworking and collaboration within the community and our town centre presence.
Grampian Yoga Association (GYA) is a charitable organisation regulated by OSCR (The Scottish Charity Regulator), reference SC 016624.
Grampian Yoga Association's aim is to promote yoga within the Grampian area.
At MCR, we know that there is amazing potential and talent in our most disadvantaged young people. But for many, that potential has yet to be discovered. Life experience has knocked the confidence out of some, firmly locking away those seeds of aspiration and hope. It is our aim to uncover, nurture, and help them realise their skills and capabilities. We bridge talent with opportunity through relationship focused mentoring.
Each young person has a specific set of abilities - we want to see them flourish on a pathway that is right for them. We mentor and support our young people, guiding them onto positive pathways by encouraging them to stay on at school and to explore the worlds of further education, higher education and work. Ultimately it is all about helping them to decide which pathway best fits their abilities and aspirations.
By becoming an MCR mentor, the residents of Shetland could provide that support and help young people reach their full potential. Mentoring involves getting to know a young person, building on their interests and hopes and allaying their doubts and fears. By being a positive role model, the mentor can help build self-confidence, skills and aspirations in their young person, who are disadvantaged through no fault of their own.
To create a community where children and adults feel a sense of belonging, support and personal growth. A place where there is an inclusive, lifelong learning culture with an integrated approach to health, education and care.
To be recognised as a centre of excellence where children and adults can live, learn and work in an integrated community based on mutual respect and the unfolding of individual potential.
We are committed to treating everyone with respect and dignity to enable them to discover their potential. We use a social pedagogical approach which is informed by the understanding of a spiritual dimension in each individual and integrates education, care, crafts and therapy to create a holistic response to the needs of individuals.
We strengthen our community through social integration in the celebration of personal achievements and cultural life. We are committed to caring for the land and strive to use the environment in the most sustainable way to support and enhance a healthy lifestyle.
We seek to further develop a living and working community based on equality of rights and opportunities, collaboration, freedom and empowering, respectful relationships. We have an active engagement with the wider society, facilitating a mutually beneficial flow of information and learning.
We are a community in which people can feel safe and nurtured and in which we all work towards a future where people with additional support needs are fully included and respected in society.
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.
Proud to stand out from the crowd, Heart Research UK is the charity dedicated to your heart. We inspire and invest in pioneering medical research, ground-breaking training and education and in communities to improve their heart health for themselves.
Always looking to the future, we give clinicians unique opportunities to gain the latest skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to become the experts of tomorrow. We show youngsters born with heart disease, and those who care for them, that they can live active lives.
Our Healthy Heart Grants focus on communities to prevent heart disease in the first place.
Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.
To promote international friendship and understanding by welcoming international students as guests in British homes. HOST arranges for adult international students studying in the UK to spend a day or weekend in a British home, thereby helping them to feel welcom in the UK, and promoting cultural exchange and international friendship.
Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service is committed to working for a biodiverse, best value and socially inclusive future for all the City's countryside resources. It works in partnership to offer quality environmental education and recreational opportunities for all.
CCI engages people with support needs in projects which make a significant contribution to local communities. We build community gardens, work on nature reserves and public art works. Volunteers work alongside groups sharing skills.
The projects main philosophy has been to create opportunities for children and young people from Dundee’s most deprived areas to participate in physical activity and sport, along with using sport as a tool to raise attainment levels, increase employability prospects and reduce anti-social behaviour levels. The team delivers 6 main programmes; Participation Programme, Diversionary Programme, Learn Thru Sport Programme, Springboard Programme, Volunteer Development Programme and Holiday Programme.
To provide recreational activities for children in the Hamilton area, particularly within Whitehill, Hillhouse and Burnbank, by providing play facilities and activities which promote children's social, emotional, creative, physical and intellectual development; To advance the education and social development of children in Hamilton, particularly within Whitehill, Hillhouse and Burnbank so that they become successful learners, confident individuals , responsible citizens and effective contributors , enabling them to take a constructive place in the community. To further develop and enhance the education of parents, carers and other appropriate persons; and The advancement of education through the provision of training in the skills associated with the care and supervision of children.
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.
Sunny Garden: Bilingual (Russian-English) Playgroup provide a safe, caring bilingual environment which will promote a child’s health, individuality and dignity, and an opportunity for fun, learning through play, socialising with adults and children from a wide range of cultures free from any discrimination.
We aim to provide and support knowledge and education that encourages children’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual and creative development through a wide range of activities suitable for their age range.
EF stands for "Education First". With 15 divisions that offer a range of educational programs from language training, educational travel, and academic degrees to cultural exchanges. With a mission to open the world through education, EF has helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services. Our aims:
• To be the national and local voice of and for people with dementia and their carers in Scotland
• To improve public policies for the benefit of people with dementia and their carers
• To provide and to secure the provision of high quality services for people with dementia
• To provide and to secure the provision of high quality services for carers of people with dementia.
"We aim to engage and connect with everyone who has a stake in what we do; to provide support and information, raise funds, support research, to campaign for and promote the rights of people with dementia and for those who care for them.
"Together we can be the leading force for change. Together we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone."
RockSolid Youth Project is a community charity working in the East End of Dundee with young people aged 10 - 18. RockSolid encourages young people: to become more confident by expressing themselves and who they are, become active citizens in their community; and, owners of RockSolid through a variety of community based activities and a range of projects.
Deaf Links provides a wide range of services, activities and learning opportunities for Deaf, hard of hearing and sensory impaired people.
Provide British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
Deaf and deafblind Awareness Training to service providers, organisations and communities
Employability opportunities for deaf and sensory impaired people and volunteers
Sensory Social Group
Health Information Sessions
Keep Safe Place
3rd Party Reporting Site for Police Scotland – report with support
IT Support Drop-In – bring your laptop, tablet or phone if you need help
Our commitment is to ensure that people with profound and multiple learning disabilities are valued both as individuals and in the contribution people make to the community. That people receive all the support they need to realise their potential. To ensure that peoples right to a full life shaped by personal choice, abilities and needs underlies all provision and policy affecting their lives. That the knowledge and experience of family carers is recognised, and that their views are fully taken into account in service development.
Move On is an organisation which works with vulnerable young people and those affected by homelessness.
We offer a range of services providing advice, training, guidance and support enabling vulnerable young people and those affected by homelessness to unlock their potential and achieve a range of positive outcomes. These positive outcomes include; securing or progressing towards a job, accessing and sustaining a home, building confidence, growing support networks and increasing life skills.
The Eric Liddell Centre, situated at Holy Corner in Edinburgh, provides a registered day care service for people with a diagnosis of dementia and a programme for carers including a befriending service and short breaks through a range of courses and events held throughout the city. The Centre also offers excellent office accommodation for small charities or organisations and quality meeting facilities for a range of educational, health, arts & culture, charitable, community and children's groups in its conveniently located premises at the heart of the community.
Fresh (Fitness, Recovery, Exercise, Safe, Health) Community Wellness - help in the community through providing wellness walks and chat safe space sessions, activities that connect with nature, fun litter picks, easy exercise education and fun fitness, befriending and mentoring to encourage those who may not currently be connected in the community, with gentle motivation from friendly community volunteers. As well as the inclusion of lived experience.
We are an education charity supporting pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve a meaningful level of academic attainment, helping them to progress to further education, employment or training.
We are Scotland's Health Charity. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by Chest, Heart & Stroke illnesses, through medical research, influencing policy, advice and information, support in the community and raising funds for the cause.
Dates-n-mates actively supports meaningful relationships for adults with learning disabilities in a fun and safe environment. We organise social events to enable people to make friends and form meaningful relationships. Our work is based on a Human Rights Approach, empowering people to live their life to its fullest potential whilst being active citizens within their community.
Advancement of education for underprivileged African children and inspiring young African talents to be more innovative.
Develop partnership networks with the government, international organisations and other relevant bodies in the realisation of the organisation vision. Promote quality education for underprivileged African children, by providing access to e-Learning facilities to community schools throughout Africa.
Empowering young talents by providing them with scholarships and opportunities to guide them towards their future goals; inspiring young African talents to become impactful role models and entrepreneurs; while upholding our values and heritage.
Advancement of quality education for underpriviledged children
Inspiring and empowering young African talents
Innovation and Entrepreneurship·
Promotion of our values and heritage
CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people who use or have used mental health services. We are completely independent from the people who fund us and those who provide other services to the people we work with. We provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. We also host several experience-led projects across Lothian.
A volunteer-run library in Lundin Links.
They have a wide range of books and reading materials to enjoy and to take home, including a popular collection of Crime novels and a welcoming Kids’ Zone. They host a collection of local heritage books and resources for you to explore.
There is free wi-fi and two computers for public use. They also provide printing, photocopying and laminating services.
They provide tourist information and information on local facilities and events, and act as a meeting place for local people, groups and clubs.
Launch It Dundee is a new Scottish charity setting out to meet an evident need for affordable business premises and support for young Scottish entrepreneurs starting out on their business journey. We work with 18-30 year olds who are unemployed, underemployed or otherwise facing barriers to conventional employment, and provide them access to the space and support they need to start and grow their own businesses.
Rape Crisis Grampian is a voluntary organisation providing vital support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and challenging the misconceptions which surround these issues-services/support is available to both women and men.
Every day, The Conservation Volunteers (or TCV as we’re known) works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone. We do this by connecting people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both.
We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion, combat loneliness or enhance employment prospects, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real-life challenges they face.
For over sixty years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.
Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.
Voluntary Action Shetland seeks to respond to and support voluntary services in Shetland by meeting present and emerging needs, developing and promoting new ways of responding and encouraging people in Shetland to offer voluntary services to their community.
We aim to get more children, more active, more often. To achieve this we work closely with coaches, volunteers, school staff, parents etc to run a wide variety of fun opportunities. These can be during our outside curriculum time. Any activity is considered and all active ideas are welcome!
Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity, based in the Forth Valley, leading the way on connecting people and place on actions which make a positive response to the Climate Emergency. We support more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and we help increase the lifespan of our everyday items.
The Boys’ Brigade is the oldest uniformed youth organisation in the country. We promote habits which leads young people to be good all round citizens, through an extensive programme. It is rewarding and an honour to watch 5 year old shy children grown into confident young adults, ready to play their part in society.
Feed The Minds is a UK based international development charity with over 50 years' experience in delivering practical education projects to people experiencing extreme poverty, conflict, and /or discrimination throughout the world. We believe that each person deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy and fulfilled life, free from poverty and discrimination in all its forms. and that education paves the way for people to be agents of change in their own lives.
Our current funded projects , for example, are arming people who are experiencing food shortages and who are already being hard-hit by the climate crisis with sustainable farming skills in Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Cameroon. And we're offering business classes to women in Kenya, and supporting women in Uganda to produce reusable sanitary pads as part of an effort to encourage the development of social enterprises and to spread awareness about women's health.
Established by Global Family Care Network in Scotland. Our goal is to equip leaders to conduct research and implement programmes in community-based development, prevention of modern slavery, rehabilitation and psycho-therapeutic programmes for victims of human trafficking, and orphan care.
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To advance and promote the education of the general public, and in particular the inhabitants of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, the Parish of Linlithgow, the Environs of the said Burgh and Parish and the links of the said Burgh and Parish, with other places wheresoever situate, without distinction of sex or of political, religious or other opinions, by associating voluntary organisations, local authorities and other bodies of whatever status together with the inhabitants in a common effort to establish a Museum, to be called the Linlithgow Museum
Aberdeen Multicultural Centre is a user led charity, dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the diverse communities in Aberdeen. AMC encourages co-operation and integration amongst diverse community groups as well as building harmony and exchanging cultural and language diversity within the communities. The organization’s vibrant aims are to support communities and the society from social, economic, welfare and environmental perspectives. AMC would like to see greater social integration, remove social isolation organising different cultural activities and improve economic life through community development projects.
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 Musselburgh Computer Club is part of a network of computer clubs (Known as Scottish Seniors Computer Clubs or SSCC) run on a voluntary basis in East Central Scotland for anyone aged 50 or above. The clubs aim to advance the education of older people by extending their knowledge of computing in a friendly environment, and to promote the welfare and support the needs of older people by facilitating access to online technology & services, thereby reducing social isolation.
Home-Start East Fife have been supporting families across East Fife for over 30 years. Every year 20 - 30 trained volunteers support an average of 60 families with around 170 children. Home-Start East Fife has a staff team of four who work with the Board of Trustees to train and support volunteers so they in turn can support families. Support takes two forms: home-visiting and Family Support Groups. Home-visiting volunteers visit families in their own homes once a week to offer friendship and support, whether parents need an extra pair of hands, help to get out, or just some adult company and a listening ear. In this rural area of North East Fife, social isolation is one of the recurring reasons families are referred to us. Families are referred to us by health visitors, social workers, community psychiatric nurses and other local professionals, or parents can refer themselves. In addition to home-visiting volunteers, Home-Start East Fife runs three Family Support Groups, in Auchtermuchty, St Andrews and Cupar. The Family Support Groups are only for families referred to Home-Start East Fife. They provide a safe and stimulating environment for our parents and their pre-school children. Within the groups, our Family Support Group Co-ordinator and volunteers organise activities aimed at improving parenting skills and promoting positive interaction between parent and child and within their peer groups. Family Support Groups also provide a supportive environment and information exchange for parents experiencing difficulties. The children are given healthy snacks, and have access to educational toys and an environment that allows for physical activity.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) mission is ‘to be a bridge from “dependence” to “independence” for the individual seeking recovery from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours’. Our vision is a society which celebrates visible recovery and accepts its responsibility to participate by identifying solutions to the conditions in which addiction thrives.
Lead Scotland is a voluntary organisation set up to widen access to learning for disabled young people and adults, and carers in Scotland. In Fife, learners can chose what they want to learn and are supported by volunteers, one-to-one or in small groups.
Lead Scotland also run a Fife-wide, time limited befriending project for anyone over 16 who is facing social isolation or loneliness. People are supported on a one-to-one basis by local volunteers.
Friends of Dundee Law is a new group and is part of the Dundee Law Heritage Project. This is a two year Heritage Lottery/Dundee City Council funded project aiming to physically improve the infrastructure of Dundee Law as well as increase community involvement at the site.
The Friends Group is currently supported by Dundee City Council, but may become an independent voice for users and volunteers of the Law.
There is a part-time Community Participation Officer employed until 2018 to help develop community use and involvement in the Law.
Volunteers can become involved in
1) the Friends of the Law meetings or
2) practical projects carrying out research into the fascinating history of the Law or
3) practical projects helping to look after the Law’s landscape and biodiversity
4) carrying out biodiversity surveys finding out what wildlife lives on the Law.
There are regular practical conservation sessions where tools and training are provided.
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.
Our purpose is to advance education and public participation in sport through the organisation of recreational activities leading to improvement in conditions or life of participants
Out charitable objects are to improve social inclusion in the community, the advancement of education, organise recreational activity to improve health, fitness and well-being. And, the advancement of public participation by providing the opportunity for adults and youths in Dundee and local area to play football.
Care and Share Companionship provides companionship support to people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation or loneliness. Support is offered by our trained, PVG checked volunteers on a 1-1 basis which may include an introduction to a local group of interest, weekly, fortnightly or monthly. We offer a flexible and personalised approach to address the needs of the person we are supporting, such as shopping, health appointments or visiting family or friends. We also offer telephone support and respite for carers. We aim to provide a service that helps improve health and well being to make people feel valued and part of their community.
MCR Pathways was founded in 2007 to address the outcome gap between care-experienced young people and their peers. We support young people, who have experienced disadvantage, to realise their full potential through education. We do this through our school-based mentoring programme – matching young people with a fully trained volunteer mentor.
Our vision is that every care-experienced young person, or those who have experienced disadvantage, get the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.
Absafe works to advance safety, prevent accidents and save lives. This includes safety in the home, road and community.
Absafe undertakes a range of work to promote safety. This includes innovative educational programmes at The Safe a purpose built, interactive village containing real life scenarios coupled with 21st century technology, with each zone specifically created to tackle a different safety issue. By exploring and interacting with 'real life' dangerous situations in a risk free environment, visitors experience an exciting, thrilling and memorable way to learn valuable safety lessons they can apply to their day-to-day lives.
LinkLiving offer support through our Steps to Resilience programme, for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. Steps To Resilience is a 10-week trauma-informed personal development programme which equips young people with practical skills to manage their mental health and increase their resilience to cope with challenges. It is based on the belief that young people can be supported to turn the survival tools they have gained through adverse circumstances into positive skills ultimately leading to getting them into work or other positive destinations. We run courses for 14-16 year old non-school attenders, and for young people aged 16-25 years.
The CheckIn Group aims to improve access to mainstream paid job opportunities for adults experiencing a diverse range of disabilities, mental ill-health, homelessness and other barriers to sustaining meaningful work. Support is provided through volunteer buddies who share their confidence, skills and life and work experience with vulnerable adults who need some extra support and encouragement when preparing to start a new job.
The charity exists to tackle the inequalities in health and social care provision, ensure families are better connected to support and services and increase the capacity of other agencies through training and education.
YMCA Glenrothes has been providing learning and leisure opportunities for over 60 years, offering a friendly and welcoming community space. "The Y" has grown to be one of the largest voluntary organisations in the area, spread over three sites- all of which deliver community opportunities. Two sites also provide supported accommodation.
The charity is supported by many volunteers who give regular and consistent service.
YMCA Glenrothes is an independent local charity that is governed by local volunteers from Fife, and is affiliated to the worldwide YMCA movement. The charity works with many organisations across Fife, as well as YMCAs across Scotland.
The advancement of citizenship and community development, the provision of recreational facilities and the organisation of recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life of the inhabitants of Danestone and its environs in the City of Aberdeen
Provision of employment and life skills training to disadvantaged young people and young parents. Promotion of healthy living lifestyle. Training and personal development courses for young people / parents. A range of social enterprise activities to support programme and generate incomes. Garden project selling plants, garage project carrying out car maintenance and valeting.
The Trust owns, maintains and operates The Swan, LK243, a traditional fishing boat which they have restored and operate as a sail training and charter vessel. The Trusts aims are to:
>Encourage and facilitate interested parties and particularly young people to sail on the Swan.
>Teach and keep alive the techniques of sailing and working a traditional sail Fifie.
>Maintain the Swan as a viable charitable enterprise and make her available for viewing by the general public and visitors to Shetland.
We are a charitable Social Enterprise whose main purpose is to provide personal and vocational development to people in the community who are disadvantaged due to age, illness or a mental or Physical disability.
We achieve this by providing a blended learning environment, a mix of e-learning and hands on training, delivered in a real working catering business.
We generate income through our catering business, however we also rely on grants and funding to cover our costs.
CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people who use or have used mental health services. We are completely independent from the people who fund us and those who provide other services to the people we work with. We provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. We also host several mental health related, experience-led projects across Lothian.
To enhance the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of Rosewell through the creation of opportunities for the local community. This includes to provide or assist in providing recreational facilities and/or organising recreational activities which will be available to members of the community and public at large with the object of improving the conditions of life for the community.
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.
The organisation provides direct experience of the environment to help improve people's quality of life. We raise awareness of the environment and develop individual, group and community involvement in improving the environment for the benefit of all.
Ninewells Community Garden aims to promote physical activity and good health through community gardening; in an environment where horticulture supports wellbeing, therapy and rehabilitation. The garden is open for visitors every day and we work with a wide range of volunteers and partner organisations to offer sessions throughout the week for gardeners of all abilities.
CLEAR (Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration) was established by residents in 2007, becoming a SCIO in 2012. It addresses the poverty of people and place through two main aims, improving the local environment; and building civic pride and community engagement in the disadvantaged, neglected towns of Buckhaven and Methil (population 15,000), part of the Levenmouth conurbation on mid-Fife coast, an ex-mining community suffering high levels of deprivation. CLEAR runs a significant environmental improvement programme to uplift the public space in Buckhaven and Methil. This includes major community planting, growing and enhancement programme, including community orchard clusters, woodlands, and developing two large and several smaller community gardens. Other major activities include floral enhancement. Important site-based projects have regenerated prominent greenspaces including Starkies Wood, Methilhaven Rd, Tollpark, Viewforth, College St, Kirkland Drive and Foreshore. Involving local volunteers and groups in this community effort is central to the People and Place approach CLEAR runs two volunteer sessions, 3 days per week year-round engaging individuals, local schools, nurseries, college, other groups, including many facing challenges who gain through getting involved in practical healthy, sociable, outdoor activity while taking pride in making a visible positive impact. Up to 50 are regularly involved, and many more occasionally. Community placemaking efforts feature distinctive community art and heritage. Regular cleanups are organised plus recycling - pallet & paint, bike repair and cycling workshop (men’s shed), healthy living initiative plus Community Fridge (addressing food insecurity). Volunteers learn new skills and benefit from meals provided.
Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives. Quarriers operates 127 Projects throughout Scotland and South-West England. They vary greatly, due to the wide variety of needs that we address but include group homes and supported living services for people with physical and learning disabilities, support services and Scotland's only residential assessment service for people with complex forms of epilepsy; a residential and day school and community based projects for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; hostels and support services for young homeless people; family centres; respite and long term care for children with a range of disabilities and other difficulties and support services for carers.
Sported is a leading ‘Sport for Development’ charity, helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We pair volunteers with skills from the business sector (strategy planning, fundraising, PR & Marketing, finance, governance and evaluation & impact) with our member community clubs to support them in becoming more effective and sustainable.
Bookbug sessions ( for under 5's)- every Thursday at 10.30am and every Saturday at 10.30am.
Code Club - ( for children 8 years and over)- every Friday at 2:30pm.
Creative Writing group - ( for children in P7- S6) - every Saturday at 11.30-12.30am.
DWP Universal Credit Drop In Surgeries - every Thursday from 2pm - 4.30pm
Knit-wits - every Friday at 10.15am
Lego Club ( all ages) - every Friday at 2.30pm-3.30pm. (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.).Please note that this has been temporarily cancelled.
Learn computer basics - available online on demand (Learn computer basics or iPad learner sessions)
Pans Pals ( group for people over 60's) - Fortnightly on a Wednesday 10.30am - 12 noon
Rent Team Drop in every Thursday from 2pm-4pm.
Smoking Cessation Group - every Thursday from 5pm-7pm
Welfare Rights Surgeries - First and Third Thursday of the month
Urban Uprising was launched in the UK in 2017 with the aim to improve the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of young people struggling to elevate themselves. Since then our programmes have reached hundreds of young people and seen their confidence, self-reliance and resilience grow alongside their climbing skills.
ANGUSalive is the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus and has been operating since December 2015. The charity is ambitious and aims to provide the best services for its customers. ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which are ‘changing lives by inspiring healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices’ through the use of its sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries.
The Tillydrone Community Campus was officially opened in August 2019. The campus brings together a range of services to support the community including existing community organisations such as The Lighthouse, M26, and a range of community, voluntary and council services.
As well as providing vital services to those most in need, the campus also includes a library, crèche, cafe, and rooms for classes and activities.
Organisation works with young people aged `16-25 to support them in accomodation, provide information and advice and to support then to access edcuation, training and employment to allow them to live full and independent lives.
Bosies Breast Cancer Charity raise monies specifically for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Breast Cancer ward 42 and for Prof Hayes Breast Cancer Research Department to enable advancement of treatment for breast cancer. We raise monies through sale of goods donated by members of public at our two charity shops. Through this we help:
a) to relieve sickness and to preserve the health of the patients of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Breast Cancer Unit by providing or assisting in the provision of equipment, facilities and services not normally provided by the statutory authorities and
b) to advance education by undertaking research on the causes, mechanisms of progression, effects and treatment of breast cancer at Professor Hayes Research Department in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Breast Cancer Unit, and disseminating the results thereof
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.\r\n\r\nWe enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives
We are a charity that exists to provide care and support to people affected by life limiting illnesses and as a result of tremendous local support from both the business and private sector we continue to strive towards our goal to establish a local hospice in South Lanarkshire and are about to move into our new build premises based at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, providing a range of services to patients along with support for their families.
To provide access to learning English for adults, including refugees, permanently resident in the area, who are unable to attend a local community-based class or who need additional support to continue with a class. This is achieved through trained volunteers working once a week on a one-to-one basis in a student's home or other suitable venue.
To contribute to the overall economic development of Inverclyde by providing or creating jobs for the people of Inverclyde including disadvantaged groups. To provide a framework for local people to enhance their existing skills and enter a "learning continuum" which increases their potential for economic activity and/or the improvement of their quality of life. To remove obstacles to individuals and groups accessing training and employment. To provide a range of services within the community and to other community groups, including: care services, hot meals delivery service, home shopping delivery service, employability services and volunteer Inverclyde.
ADA provides a range of drug and alcohol services . The overall aim of ADA is to reduce the harm associated with drug and alcohol use to the individual, the family and the community and to support community based recovery. Interventions range from advice and information regarding 'safer' drug/alcohol use through to intensive work . A range of services is also available to family members from information and advice through to intensive one to one counselling.
VAO exists to promote, support, inspire and develop the third sector in Orkney. VAO provides proactive, quality, responsive services to local organisations. VAO represents and empowers the third sector to work in partnership as key contributors to the social economy.
Link Up is a community project in Whitfield that supports people in the local community to set up projects and activities. Link Up looks at using the strengths and skills of local people to set up and get involved in activities they want to do.
The Berwickshire Marine Reserve (BMR) is the first and only voluntary marine reserve which was established by the local community in 1984. The BMR covers a marine area of 10.3km2 and stretched from Eyemouth to St Abbs Head. The aim of the BMR is to protect the habitats and species found here and to ensure that all users of the reserve are responsible in their activities. Our work involves educating the public to increase interest in the marine environment and promoting responsible use. The BMR is also involved in a number of conservation research projects to help monitor marine species/habitats and thus feed into decision making and management of BMR users (for example, fisherman).
C&SM will provide a space for sharing and learning new skills through volunteering opportunities. One of the great benefits of visiting museums is that it allows you to change your perspectives and place yourself in the shoes of others who went before.
We want to instil a sense of pride locally and enhance the area with increased interest and visitors.
Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community and advocacy for all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. We connect adoptive families, provide information and signposting on a range of adoption-related issues and campaign for improvements to adoption policy and legislation at the highest levels. With over 8,000 members, we provide a strong, supportive community and are the largest voice of adopters in the UK.
For over 50 years, Feed the Minds has been running practical education projects supporting people living in extreme poverty to have a new start. We work with our local partner organisations to implement the practical life-enhancing projects focused on health education, citizenship, or economic empowerment.
Join us in supporting people gain new skills by donating, volunteering, or running an event.
•Action for Children supports and speaks out for the country’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people for as long as it takes to transform their lives. We do this not only in our day to day caring work, but also in campaigning for child welfare reform and we are a strong voice in Government for children and young people.
•In Scotland we work directly with over 5,000 children, young people, parents and carers and run 75 services across the country.
We provide a wide range of children’s services including:
•Respite Centres for children with disabilities
•Emergency Accommodation for young homeless people
•Criminal Justice Projects
•Innovative Fostering projects
•Roots of Empathy– In every area of Scotland.
•A variety of services that meet the specific needs of the local community we are in.
You can visit our project website:-
www.my.actionforchildren.org.uk to read all about our work in each service.
The advancement of education,The advancement of citizenship or community development,The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science,The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended,The promotion of equality and diversity
Rowland’s – Selkirk Dry Bar Association is a youth café for the young people of Selkirk. Any young person from first year at high school until they are eighteen can become a member. Rowland’s is a young person drop in where young people can hang out in the café bar area, play pool, use the games consoles or access our computer suit in a safe environment supported by a team of adult volunteers.
The main aim of Rowland’s is to give young people a safe place to go, hang out with their friends in a safe environment , keeping young people off the streets and a diversion from risk taking activities.