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Ardgowan Hospice offer healthcare services to patients with life-limiting illnesses.
Café Van Gogh is a social enterprise vegan restaurant in South London named after the impressionist artist who lived in the area in the 1870s.
Cycle Penistone CIC is a community bike facility and shop that promotes an inclusive approach to cycling through its various activities, products and services.
Empire Fighting Chance is a charity which uses boxing and educational programmes to help young people flourish and fulfil their potential.
For Jimmy works with young people, schools, businesses and communities to create the safest spaces for young people to grow up in.
London Irish Centre Charity provides culture, care and community to the Irish community in London through a mixture of projects, events and services.
Ashley Community Housing is a housing association and recognised leader in the field of refugee resettlement and integration.
Bootstrap Company is a social enterprise committed to alleviating poverty in Hackney. They provide workspace to, and support, a diverse mix of tenants.
The Fox & Hounds Community Co-operative purchased, re-opened and restored their local pub.
The Rare Trust is a performing arts school based in Liverpool City Centre open to all talented young people regardless of their ability to pay.
Belville Community Garden Trust use the environment to promote social inclusion and wellbeing.
Moving On Durham work with young people across County Durham who are affected by homelessness supporting them to live independent lives.
BeyondAutism is dedicated to empowering people with autism to lead fuller lives through education, training and supporting families and carers.
Ecological Land Co-operative is a social enterprise providing affordable access to land for sustainable rural livelihoods via the creation of low-impact smallholdings.
Legacy Sport keep young people healthy, happy and independent. Their services include their sports academy, cycling schemes and school support programmes.
North East Dance promote healthy lifestyle choices through dance and movement to encourage people to become fitter, motivated and inspired.
C-Change Scotland is a Scottish charity which provides outcome-focused personalised support to people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and other additional support needs. The charity hosts a project, dates-n-mates, which is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for people with learning disabilities.
CACE was founded in 1990 to provide services to support older people in Cumbernauld and the surrounding areas.
Carers of West Lothian (COWL) is a well-established charity which offers a range of services to support the needs of unpaid carers and adults with disabilities.
Crieff Community Trust was set up in 2013 as a community led development organisation working to bring about local improvements based on priorities set out in the town’s first Community Action Plan.
Easthall Residents Association (ERA) was formed in 1973 to support residents within the Easthall Community of Greater Easterhouse, Glasgow.
Front Lounge is a youth arts charity. It was set up to encourage young people from marginalised backgrounds to pursue careers in the creative industries.
Govan HELP was established in 1996 as the Hills Trust Home School Community Support project, based around one school in Govan, to provide support for families and improve home and school links. Govan HELP provides a very important service, which makes a huge difference to its community.
Hear Me was founded in 2013, in recognition of a gap in provision, providing an outreach service for survivors of recent or historical sexual abuse (men, women and children) in the Angus area.
Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage Trust is a SCIO that was formed in 2014 to bring a number of redundant railway offices into community use.
Passion4 Fusion uses sports, arts and culture to engage with young people and their families to reduce isolation and marginalisation and empower them to contribute to their communities and wider Scottish society.
St Luke's Church provide benefit to the community through faith shared in words and actions.
Thenue Communities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thenue Housing Association. The overall aim of the organisation is to help people living in the communities served to improve their lives. Thenue Communities works closely with local residents to identify local priorities and develop ways of tackling these.
Toonspeak provides free high-quality drama and theatre activities for young people living in Glasgow. They work with professional artists to support young people to create their own performances and manage their own projects.
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