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
A community group for adults of all ages seeking to address loneliness and isolation in the Levenmouth area and its environs.
There is a varied light entertainment programme followed by light refreshments. Entertainment includes music, guest speakers, quizzes and more.
CONNECT is on every Friday from 2pm to 4pm in Wellesley Church Hall, Wellesley Road, Methil. It's free, and no-one is left alone.
The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. When the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
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.
RAFA, The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered
charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family. We give real help to real people – this is the core of
the welfare work that the RAF Association so successfully delivers and is making a real difference to the
lives of those in the RAF family who find themselves in times of need. The support we provide relies heavily
on the fantastic work carried out by our volunteers and the many different ways that they help
including welfare support and fundraising.
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.
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.
The Butterfly Trust is the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. We were founded in 2002 to provide face to face services for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. Our aim is that people living with Cystic Fibrosis will have access to the support they need to ensure they can benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life in the community.
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.
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.
Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) represents the 945,000 people across Scotland who are deaf or have hearing loss. We work in communities around Scotland to support people with hearing loss including hearing-aid care and specialist employment support. We also campaign for equal access to employment, health, entertainment and to improve standards in audiology care.
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
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.
Founded in 2001, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity (formerly known as Yorkhill Children's Charity) was established to support children and their families treated at Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Sick Children - Yorkhill. In June 2015, the hospital moved from Yorkhill to the Royal Hospital for Children at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where we are proud to support it today. Since 2001, we have invested more than £30 million in the children’s hospital in Glasgow. This has been possible thanks to the generosity of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers, whose support ensures that Scotland’s children receive the best possible care.
Unquestioning recognition of their full human rights.
Standards of excellence in all aspects of care from both staff and volunteers.
The support of a forward looking and responsive organisation, aware of their needs and those of their carers.
The opportunity to take an effective part at every level in running our services.
Partnership in a continuing endeavour to help others wherever the need may be in the field of disability.
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.
We are the UK's leading stroke charity. We deliver amazing, life-changing support to over 70,000 stroke survivors and their families each year. We're supported by nearly 5,000 talented volunteers and staff, and enjoy strong relationships with the stroke clinical and research community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cats Protections objective is to ensure cats within the UK have the best life they can. The Key objective to achieve this is through homing cats that come into Cats Protection care to suitable homes, and providing support through, neutering all the cats within Cats Protection care before or after rehoming or by undertaking Trap Neuter - return projects to reduce the numbers of feral cats + communication. We also strive to educate the public on the best way to achieve a healthy and happy cat through education, behavioural and general cat care advice.
The charity shop in Leven sells second hand goods to the public so that we can help the Salvation Army with various projects around the UK, from homeless people, care homes, people finding service and more.
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
A life of service in the RAF can include experiencing some distressing situations and moving around a lot. So, many of our veterans and serving personnel don’t have a close network of friends and family around them to help them through difficult times. Active service can lead not only to physical injury, but also to ongoing mental health issues. It’s our job to make sure nobody who has served in the RAF – or their immediate families – feels abandoned when they’re most in need.
Create community base for the community. That offers educational, socail and physical benefit. For the operating area of Alloa. To promote the benefit of the community of Hawkhill and the area of benefit by the advancement of education the protection of health and th relief of poverty, sckness and distress, in particular, but not exclusively, the users of hawkhill community centre. to work in partnership with associated agencies and organisations to strenghen local resources and enhance the services operating in the area.
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.
CLEAR stands for Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration. We work to improve the local environment and build civic pride and engagement through planting, community gardening, heritage and community art, events, learning and advocacy
CASE stands for Caring And Sharing Effectively and the project began in Kilmarnock in December 1999 as a charity with the vision that it would be supported entirely by volunteers so that all the money would go to the projects we support within the local community and selected projects abroad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you ready to pedal a bicycle made for two?
Look no further than Talking Tandems!
Talking Tandems is a small community tandem cycling club based in Central and West Fife. The club assists riders who are blind and sight- impaired to go cycling by recruiting Sighted Volunteer Riders who learn the skills and techniques of tandem cycling.