To promote the welfare of muslim women and counter any disadvantage they may face. To enable muslim women to fully participate in society without having to compromise basic Islamic values and to ensure that they are able to access appropriate services and facilities. To provide services that promote and encourage the development of muslim women in a culturally and religiously sensitive manner.
We run self-advocacy groups for adults with learning disabilities and / or autistic spectrum disorder with the aim of improving their confidence and communication skills, developing the awareness of their rights and responsibilites, enabling them to take more control over their own lives and to comment more effectively on services provided.
The Community Alliance Trust is a community-led organisation which exist to benefit the community of the Greater Craigmillar area of Edinburgh fallowing the principles of sustainable development. It does this by: Developing community assets and new social enterprise initiatives in the local community, Taking their lead from the community in planning and implementing their projects.
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.
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.
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.
Humanist Society Scotland seeks a future in which:
The worth, dignity and autonomy of every person is respected and individual freedom is balanced with social responsibility and a duty of care for future generations
Scottish civic institutions are democratic and human rights are developed, embedded and protected;
Ethical and moral problems are addressed with compassion, knowledge and reason;
No belief system (religious or not) should have, nor expect, privilege in the democratic process. In effect we seek a secular Scotland.
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.
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!
We are a non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective and charity providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction, gender dysphoria, sexuality, feel like they don't quite 'fit', or feel estranged to this world.
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
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.
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."
Ability Shetland is a charity which provides direct support to children, families and adults with disabilities and additional support needs. Responding to identified needs, we run groups and clubs and provide individual support and information for individuals and the wider community. We help people to improve their physical abilities and enhance their personal, social and relationship skills. We aim to ensure that they have equal opportunities and avoid the loneliness and social exclusion, which often results from disability. To achieve these aims, we tackle the challenge of reaching people in all communities, many of whom are in remote, rural and island areas.
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.
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.
The Equality and Rights Network (EaRN) is dedicated to enabling individuals, groups, organisations and communities of interest to work in partnership with public services across Edinburgh to: 1. advance equality 2. promote human rights 3. tackle inequality and poverty. EaRN Members have opportunities to be engaged in and consulted on developments and reviews in services, policies and practices across the themes of poverty, inequality, human rights, caring and groups protected under the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Through providing a platform for people and organisations to come together, communities and individuals facing marginalisation will have a stronger voice because: 1. they are confident to articulate the change they want and need 2. they understand public service processes and how to influence decision makers 3. they are empowered by creating real change.
Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) was established in April 2014, as a joint initiative between Fife Council, Fife Voluntary Action and NHS Fife, to work with partners to develop more inclusive and responsive services for people in Fife, and to build a positive picture of Fifes modern and diverse population. FCE became an independent body on 1 July 2016.
FCE wants to build a collective voice to champion equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice. The centre provides practical guidance and support to everyone working to tackle inequality; here in Fife, and beyond. We want to:
- Make equality a normal part of everyday life in Fife
- Promote the rights of individuals, because everyones story is unique
- Help communities make their voices heard, and have their say in the planning and delivery of local
- Develop relationships with partners and stakeholders from public, private and third sectors to advance equality, diversity, social justice and community cohesion.
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.
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.
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.
CSREC is a voluntary organisation with the Mission to eliminate discrimination and harassment from Central Scotland, so that everyone has an equal chance to learn, work and live free from prejudice and fear of harassment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harnessing the power of life experiences to create change in Moray
We deliver peer support (formal and informally), training, consultancy, support local groups, one-to-one work, signposting, partnership working, collective advocacy in mental health and wellbeing, outreach to diverse communities.
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 Women’s Equality Party (Edinburgh and The Lothians Branch) advocates for women and addresses inequality, promotes the health and wellbeing, both social and economic in order that society becomes fairer and that as the voices of women is enhanced that they are empowered to take greater control and autonomy of their lives within a society that often disempowers them. Equality for women isn't only a women's issue, as when women fulfil their potential, everyone benefits because equality means better politics, a more vibrant economy, a workforce that draws on the talents of the whole population and a society at ease with itself.
The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People.
We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.
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.
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.
REACH was established to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition. We provide a service to families and individuals in need of our support to lead empowered and inclusive lives. REACH provides emotional and practical support and guidance to individuals and families living with an ASD and raises awareness of the condition in the home and in the local and wider community.
Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.
Working together with those who share our vision, we believe there is no good reason why this cannot be realised.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from many walks of life and different backgrounds.
Our mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.
We welcome all into the Mary’s Meals family and we believe everyone has something important to contribute to the realisation of our vision.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland promotes the interests of people with Down’s syndrome and their families in Scotland by influencing public policy and attitudes. We provide a range of services and activities to help those with Down’s syndrome reach their full potential.
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.
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic charity run by its members. We campaign for a better life for children and adults who have learning disabilities. We support people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities.
We provide a growing range of person centred services designed to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the people using these services.
We make sure that children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers are at the heart of everything that we do.