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
We run world-class programmes to save children's lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future. Our network of volunteer led charity shop allows us to raise much needed money and awareness.
Leonard Cheshire is the UK's leading voluntary sector provider of care and support services to disabled people. Currently supporting 21,000 disabled people across over 150 homes and services in the UK. Also operating internationally in over 50 countries throughout the world
Changing Faces supports people who have any condition or injury that affects their appearance, anywhere in the UK. We are committed to promoting a culture of confidence, positivity and acceptance around disfigurement by campaigning for equal opportunities, and challenging misrepresentation and discrimination.
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.
PSYV is a group of 48 youth volunteers between the age of 13 and 18. We meet every week to discuss different topics. Topics range from being Police related, charities, outside speakers, games, activities, outings and events. We also volunteer at weekends at local and national events. We also have various adult volunteers to assist running sessions and events.
We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. 68% of all our activity is delivered through voluntary contribution. Join us.
13,000 people affected by MS accessed information, support and services delivered by volunteers through our network of local groups in 2015. Our local networks organiser roles are vital to ensuring this support is available to MS communities throughout the UK.
Special Olympics GB is the largest registered charity providing year round sports training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities in Great Britain. The 40th anniversary games are being hosted by Special Olympics Scotland in Stirling, between 9-13th August 2018.
The Games will welcome c.1,200 athletes, 400 coaches & officials, 500 volunteers and attract c. 5,000 family members and spectators to the event from across the UK and Europe. A primary focus of the Games is Play Unified to promote lasting relationships between disabled and non-disabled people through joint participation on and off the field of play.
The Event’s international audience will help to showcase Scotland as a vibrant, leading, positive and inclusive country.
We will target Young People, using a “Be bold, be kind, be awesome!” campaign. This helps challenge young people’s perceptions and attitudes towards young people with intellectual (learning) disabilities, creating a more unified next generation.
All sports are divisioned to cater for all ability levels, including exclusive lower ability competition in Swimming, Athletics and Multi Activity Training Programme (MATP), enabling very low ability and multi disability athletes to enjoy competing at a high-profile national games.
Athletes will attend from across the GB and European countries.
Sported is a leading 'Sport For Change' charity, supporting over 3,000 amazing community sports clubs and groups that are using the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people.
We support clubs by providing free business support so that they have the skills and resources to continue their work. We also have a network of volunteer mentors who work with our members providing expert consultancy on a range of business issues.
We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community.
Our new strategy No Life Half Lived will address the unmet needs – social, emotional and physical – of people and their families who are living with effects of our conditions across Scotland’s communities. Not everyone living with our conditions gets the care and support they need and this is what makes living day to day harder.
The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative aims to establish and support a network of local organisations and volunteers to engage with their local river environment and implement community-based, strategic invasive non-native species management over approximately 29,500 sq km of northern Scotland. The Trust is the Aberdeenshire partner organisation delivering awareness and engagement activities about the freshwater environment and the management of INNS (Invasive Non-Native Species).
The Trust undertakes practical management of INNS, biological surveys, education and outreach activities and provides training and support to encourage others to contribute to INNS management.
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.
Crossroads Fife provides a high quality service in the community to enable Carers to take time off when needed. To deliver this service we employ experienced, skilled and trained support workers. Crossroads Fife is an independently run charity which offers a service to Carers who are caring for someone of any age with any disability or illness. The objective of the service is to relieve stress on those persons or family members caring for people with a physical, mental or sensory impairment. Dependent on their individual need we provide the care in the service user's home or take the service user out as a required, throughout Fife on a day and at a time which suits them. This service enables Carers to take a break from their caring duties, to access appointments, attend social, leisure or educational activities and in some cases employment. It enables the Carer to meet their own health needs by attending medical appointments. It improves health and wellbeing and quality of life by reducing levels of stress and anxiety, knowing the cared for person is safe, being supported by a trained support worker. It may also assist the cared for person to live at home as long as possible avoiding early admission to long term care. It maintains social inclusion and independence.
Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community.
We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding. We believe that those who serve or have served, whether regular or reserve, are deserving of our support to live life fully without disadvantage after service. No veteran should live without the prospect of employment, good health and a home, and we all have a part to play in achieving this.
Poppyscotland is best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, but we work all year round to help those who have served, those still serving and their families receive the care and support they urgently need.
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.
Kidney Research UK is the leading national charity dedicated to research that will lead to better treatments and cures for kidney disease.
We also provide information for patients and raise vital awareness of kidney-related issues among the general public.
We provide a high standard of care and offer appropriate levels of support for Carers in Perth and Kinross. Giving carers respite we enable those who have a degree of physical and/or mental frailty to remain as independent as possible, to improve their quality of life and to delay possible admission to residential nursing home care.
Help us take on Scotland’s single biggest killer! 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn’t fair and we want to change this. 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. They are things we’re proud to have done for over 50 years and pushes us to do more.
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights and crucial for overcoming poverty. These basic human rights should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. That's why WaterAid is here.
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.
At NSPCC Scotland we believe that every childhood is worth fighting for. We work to make child abuse and neglect a thing of the past.
We run Childline, the free and confidential counselling service for children and young people which is accessible every day, all year, 24 hours a day. Our Childline bases in Aberdeen and Glasgow.
We also aim to go into every primary school in Scotland to deliver our Speak Out, Stay Safe programme, talking to children about how to stay safe and speak out if they have any worries or concerns.
We are the RNLI: the charity that saves lives at sea. Since 1824, our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of our organisation - ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supported by expert staff, all working together to help communities at home and abroad save lives.
Every day Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. We provide practical services in homes, in hospitals and in communities all across the country so people can be independent and active. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary organisations and much of our work is supporting older people. We provide practical solutions to the everyday problems of loneliness and isolation.
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.
To enhance the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Rosewell through the creation of opportunities for the local community.
The Company has been formed to benefit the community who live or work in Rosewell as defined by the EH24 postcode or within 1 Kilometre of its boundary. (the Company), with the Purposes listed in the sub-clauses hereto to be exercised following the principles of sustainable development (where sustainable development means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs), namely:
4.1 To manage community land and associated assets for the benefit of the Community and the public in general. 4.2 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 of the Community.
4.3 To advance community development, including urban or rural regeneration within the Community.
4.4 To advance the education of the Community about its environment, culture, heritage and/or history.
4.5 To advance environmental protection or improvement including preservation, sustainable development and conservation of the natural environment, the maintenance, improvement or provision of environmental amenities for the Community and/or the preservation of buildings or sites of architectural, historic or other importance to 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.
Braveheart is a small charity, operating in the Forth Valley area of Scotland, which provides self management support groups and a led walking programme to adults with or at risk of developing long term health problems, particularly coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Braveheart's model is unique to the UK. It is entirely volunteer led, and it takes a community development approach. Brave heart trains lay volunteers, many of whom have long term health conditions themselves and it involves them as leaders. Our approach is to engage with " high risk" individuals in non clinical settings such as community centres and church halls to support and encourage them to take responsibility for improving their health.
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.
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.
In Scotland it is estimated, currently, that there are 90,000 people who have dementia-With almost 50 new cases being diagnosed daily across the country.
Alzheimer Scotland is the country’s leading specialist Dementia Charity and works to improve the lives of everyone who is affected by the illness.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
Today, 10 children and young people in the UK will hear the shocking news that they have cancer.
We're here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support to help people get the most from the time they have left. The right care means everything to families living with a terminal illness. With your support, we can be there for more families when we're needed most.
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.
SSAFA is a national charity helping and supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and families of both. One day’s paid service in any of our Armed Forces is all that is needed to qualify for assistance from SSAFA. Our network of branches provided support to veterans and the Armed Forces community. Currently SSAFA has 92 branches and 65 service committees worldwide.