We’re a centre promoting re-use and recycling of fabrics, hardware and furniture. We aim to further the work of the Salvation Army through supporting their shops. As a voluntary organisation we offer meaningful volunteering experiences listening to what our volunteers are looking for and meeting those needs.
The objects of the Society are to carry on any business for the benefit of the community: (a) the development, installation, management, operation, generation, transmission and supply of energy from renewable and low carbon energy sources; (b) the conservation of energy through advice on energy efficiency including energy efficient products and the supply of energy efficient products; (c) to provide support to community organisations in the locality of any energy project supported by the Society; (d) the promotion of awareness of environmental and related issues and support for educational initiatives related to renewable energy; (e) enabling the local and wider community to share in the ownership of, and contribute to, renewable and low carbon energy generation and energy efficiency initiatives.
KLSB are a local community group who were set up in March 2019 to help tidy up the green spaces of Larbert & Stenhousemuir.
On our very first litter pick more than 40 volunteers came out in the rain and helped rid the local park of over 100 bin bags worth or litter as well as many other discarded items. We continue to plant and maintain various flower beds in the area plus we also run a community food pantry for vulnerable people and low income households.
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).
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.
Changeworks develop and deliver innovative projects and businesses that inspire and empower people to make a difference. Our activities: increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable sources, prevent waste from going to landfill, promote methods of transport with low environmental impact. We provide people with the information they need to make choices that lessen their impact on the environment, we help them to lead safer, healthier, more fulfilled lives.
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all. The RSPB exists to conserve wild birds and the environment. We have more than one million members, over 13,000 volunteers, 1,300 staff, 200 nature reserves,9 regional offices, 4 country offices...and one vision - to work for a better environment rich in birds and wildlife.
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!
Tayside Re-Users is an environmental reuse and recycling Social Enterprise. Established in 1995 it diverts unwanted items from landfill for reuse and recycling, offers employment, volunteering and training opportunities to young people and others who struggle to secure work and provides low cost or no cost household items to people on fixed or low incomes.
To support partnership in community rehabilitation and create a community led skills environment. To develop positive motivation and improve self esteem. To provide a safe, secure learning environment. To develop outreach potential in Lochaber. To encourage recycling in Lochaber.
As a social enterprise we have set ourselves a mission to bring people together and make our community resilient. In our shop we stock fresh produce, groceries, household products and toiletries that are local, environmentally friendly, organic, or fair trade to enable to help people live a healthier more sustainable life. In our cafe we serve healthy soups, toasties and coffee and provide a place for people to meet.
However, we are just more than that. We have received funding for an exciting climate change project, we are building a training kitchen and we are developing an indoor market hall, as well as spaces for workshops and events. We are proud to work together with a variety of other community projects and charities.
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.
Sustrans is the leading sustainable transport charity. We aim to enable people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of their everyday journeys. We work with communities, schools, universities and workplaces across Scotland to encourage healthy and sustainable travel choices.
Sustrans Scotland also works with communities and councils throughout the country to create safer and more attractive environments for walking and cycling by building and improving infrastructure. We promote and coordinate over 2,000 miles of National Cycle Network in Scotland, working with our partners to maintain and expand the Network.
Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction. Our vision is a greener, healthier and more peaceful planet, one that can sustain life for generations to come.
We are independent. We don’t accept any funding from governments, corporations or political parties – our work is funded by ordinary people. That means we are free to confront governments and corporations responsible for the destruction of the natural world and push for real change.
We do this by investigating, documenting and exposing the causes of environmental destruction. We work to bring about change by lobbying, consumer pressure and mobilising members of the general public. And we take peaceful direct action to protect our Earth and promote solutions for a green and peaceful future.
We have over 50 Local Groups across the UK, including in Dundee, who support with our campaigns and fundraising through a variety of activities.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation works to protect cetaceans around the globe. The charities main aims and objectives are to end captivity, stop whaling, to create healthy seas and to prevent deaths in nets.
The Shorewatch citizen science project is a network of volunteers trained and supported by WDC to carry out regular 10-minute surveys from Shorewatch sites across Scotland. We know that Scotland is home to a number of whale and dolphin species, yet there are still so many unanswered questions about where they breed, feed and travel. We believe it is important to keep eyes on the sea so we can better understand these amazing creatures to better protect them. Understanding their movements will allow us to comprehend how our behaviours affect whales and dolphins. We can use the data we gather to influence policy makers and advise developers to ensure better protection for whales and dolphins. Shorewatch relies on our amazing community volunteers to collect this vital data.
Objectives of Shorewatch
• Bring marine conservation expertise to local communities through attending local events, informing campaigns and supporting volunteers.
• Engage local people in the process of protecting and conserving the marine environment and the wellbeing of local whales and dolphins.
• Inform conservationally minded marine planning by identifying specific seasons or locations of importance to suggest when development will have the least impact.
• Contribute to the designation of MPAs by providing data to government as they search for key areas of importance.
• Support monitoring of MPAs by collecting a long term data set which will show changes in the presence and absence of whales at key sites over time.
The Orchard Garden was officially opened on Sunday 10th July 2016, with a Dedication service.
Work on the Garden has been on-going for a number of years, with a planning committee taking the lead on efforts to secure funding for tools, a gate, a lovely visitor/information hut...
The garden is open to the whole community to visit, have a seat, time for quiet reflection, or explore the fairy garden and different plans with the whole family!
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.
Clean Up Aberdeen is part of Keep Scotland Beautiful's national mass-engagement campaign Clean Up Scotland. Clean Up Scotland aims to involve one million people in action against litter and mess. It is a national coalition of organisations and people from all places and back grounds who want Scotland to shine. The campaign is working to change long term behaviour by making dropping litter as socially unacceptable as drink driving is today.
Litter picking clean ups are a great way of bringing people together. Young and old alike can roll up their sleeves together to show that they care about their neighbourhood. Everyone can take part from individuals to schools, community groups and businesses.
The 21st Aberdeen (Cults) Scout Group is a registered charity (Scottish Charity Number SC018385).
The Scouts prepares young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
The SHRUB Co-op aims to reduce waste by providing a platform for people to engage with sustainability. It is student-led, but anybody can get involved. We run a Swapshop, where people can swap their ‘waste’ things for items swapped in by others, a Freeshop (for members of the co-operative), a beginners Bicycle repair and maintenance workshop, upcycling and upskilling workshops, Social Justice Movie Nights, and host a food-sharing group who tackle food waste.
To make available to those persons on low incomes (less than 8K per annum) items of household furniture and white goods at low, easily affordable prices. To reduce landfill dumping by recycling those items of household furniture that would otherwise be put out for dumping by households to improve the standard of living for those persons on low income including - unemployed. lone parents, disadvantaged etc
GFAA is a community of allotment holders. You will find us at the junction of Garthdee Road and Pitfodells Station Road. We have over 100 plots on the site, in 3 sizes – full, half and micro. Plotters are members of our association and together we seek to:
-To encourage the use of green and sustainable gardening methods;
-To share good practice and gardening expertise;
-To spread the benefits of plot working and green gardening into the wider community.
1. Promoting and maintaining high standards of animal welfare and husbandry.
2. Establish an educational resource for use both in-situ and through outreach.
3. The promotion of conservation issues both nationally and internationally.
4. Providing training opportunities.
5. Providing avian behavioural research opportunities.
6. Providing equal opportunities for successful participation by all sections of the community.
7. Providing suitable breeding and rearing facilities for threatened and endangered birds.
8. Promote good record keeping ensuring genetic diversity.
9. Participate in global efforts to safeguard the future of threatened species.
10. Bringing people and birds together on an informative and inspirational level.
11. Providing artistic opportunity with groundwork developments, installations and landscaping.
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)’s purpose is to inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency. Please see our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk
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.
Rural Connections is new to 2021. It brings the learning from Cycling UK’s existing projects to deliver activities and opportunities for everyone in our less urbanised locations in Scotland, enabling them to walk, wheel and cycle, for everyday journeys, leisure, and adventure.
Provide access to a range of cycles for people to try on short or long-term loan, supporting individuals to find a cycle and support that works for them and signposting them to partners that can provide funding for purchases
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.
Largo Communities Together (LCT) has been operating since 2017 and its purpose is to enable the people of Largo, Lundin Links, Woodside, New Gilston, Newburn and Drumeldrie to enhance community life by supporting and developing sustainable initiatives. LCT consults with local residents and community groups to establish the needs and wants of local residents and partners with organisations and groups to deliver solutions. Key projects are working to establish community access to the Largo Estate, the restoration of Largo Pier, the creation of Largo Area Coronavirus Response Team to deliver essential services during the pandemic and we are currently working on a Local Place Plan.
LCT is a registered charity established by the community to be responsive to its needs. The LCT Trustees are appointed by the membership of over 400 people.
Lil is a social enterprise that stands for Lower Impact Living, providing zero fuss, zero waste to all of East Lothian and beyond. We provide advice, information and products to make it easy to be eco, also running campaigns and community projects
RSPB Scotland is part of the RSPB, the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MCHG is an NHS Lothian initiative with a mission to make opportunities for good food and healthy lifestyles available to local communities.
•Gardening: growing and eating local food while building community and developing skills.
•Walks, workshops, events which encourage healthy eating and promote social inclusion.
•Advice and support for improving lifestyle through good food and good health.
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.
Stable Life is a registered charity working with vulnerable young people between 10 and 18 years of age in the Scottish Borders who are experiencing personal challenges. We offer a safe, nurturing and learning experience using the horse and its surroundings to help young people reach their full potential and become healthier and happier.
Shieldhill Butterfly Project has recently been established by a group of enthusiastic local people to redevelop an area of unused land to the rear of Shieldhill Church, Main Street, Shieldhill as an amenity garden to be used by local people of all ages for leisure and recreation.
OLIO connects neighbours with each other and local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could ne food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. We are currently working on reaching 1 billion users by 2030!
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.
The goal of this project is not just one, but many. I want to create a green space for all, not just adults or kids or certain people with specialised skills, but a place where all can share. Somewhere to come and relax or come and take part. A place that allows people to give as much or as little as they can manage. An environment that allows people to see and appreciate life, through plants such as fruits and vegetables as well as wildlife. The hope is this will contribute to the north east local community plan 2017 – 2022 as well as the Dundee city council biodiversity plan.
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.
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.
We aim to make cycling accessible for everyone, to support groups and individuals to embed cycling within the local community & challenges local barriers & issues through cycling. Cycling UK aim to promote cycling for everyday or meaningful journeys- everyone within the community has the right to access safe and fun cycling.
The project aims to provide work for trainees for up to 1 year. The trainees will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in a workplace environment. The project will help to prepare persons with a substance misuse, or any barrier, for a return to sustainable employment. Shetland Community Bike Project will provide a workshop which trainees will restore and fix bicycles.
At Sue Ryder, we’re passionate about giving people the quality of care they deserve.
For us to achieve this, we have a clear vision of what we want to achieve, an ambitious mission, and operate with three corporate values.
We see a future where our palliative and neurological care reaches more communities; where we can help more people begin to cope with bereavement; and where everyone can access the quality of care they deserve.
Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.
Supportive. We're here for people when it matters, and that includes each other. We encourage, inspire and help one another, and celebrate success.
Connected. When we work together, we can achieve so much more for the people we support. We respect that everyone at Sue Ryder plays a vital part in delivering quality care.
Impactful. We find new and inspiring ways to positively impact the people we support – from small gestures to big breakthroughs. This proactive attitude drives us forward to achieve our ambitions and transform lives.
Provides support and information for people with mental health and/or substance misuse issues and their carers through a Drop-In Centre, Outreach and Housing Support Services, Anti-Poverty Initiative (Benefits Advice, clinics, outreach, home visits, shopping trips, emergency food parcels, cooking classes) and a Self Directed Support Project and working within the local community to raise awareness and tackle stigma.
CFINE improves health and well-being and the environment, tackles poverty and builds resilience through a range of support and services for and with disadvantaged, vulnerable, low-income individuals, families and communities in NE Scotland.
R:evolve Recycle is the latest project to be brought to you by LEAP, which has been enhancing the lives of older people in South Lanarkshire since 1992.
Servicing Cambuslang, Rutherglen and Hamilton, this innovative intergenerational project aims to cut C02e and waste by offering a range of services and activities which prolong the life of clothes and textiles We offer creative and exciting volunteering opportunities by sharing the skills and life experience of older people within the community, whilst bringing back a ‘make do and mend’ culture.
Aberdeen Climate Action is an organisation run by volunteers passionate about raising awareness of climate change, its causes and encouraging positive action to reduce carbon emissions and create a sustainable lifestyle.
Cultivate Aberdeen is a community initiative and registered charity (SC048720) that provides food growing and sustainable practice education and facilities to local areas across Aberdeen with a vision to create kind, confident, and connected communities through the power of food growing.
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all. The RSPB exists to conserve wild birds and the environment. We have more than one million members, over 13,000 volunteers, 1,300 staff, 200 nature reserves, 9 regional offices, 4 country offices... and one vision - to work for a better environment rich in birds and wildlife.
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).