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Case Studies

Seabuckthorn Scotland CIC

Seabuckthorn Scotland CIC is a social enterprise that harvests the Seabuckthorn plant in the East Lothian area and produces nutritional drinks. Alongside the production they also offer employability training and mental health services.

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Seabuckthorn Scotland CIC

Tool Library Cumbernauld

Tool Library Cumbernauld works to reduce tool waste going to landfill by lending tools and equipment for activities such as DIY, gardening, cooking and camping. Teri Smith, founder of Tool Library Cumbernauld, offers subscriptions, sells low waste products, and runs sustainability workshops. I wanted to do something that would benefit my local community, and be […]

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Tool Library Cumbernauld

Peace Project

Health & Social Care, SEF - Start it

Natasha Fullerton, co-founder of Peace Project, is a qualified social worker inspired by her own difficult childhood to help and support others experiencing difficulties in their lives.

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Peace Project

What Happens Now?

Creative Industries (including Digital), SEF - Start it

Set up to change the way that cultural narratives are represented, What Happens Next works with young people to challenge the sometimes conflated and sensationalised representations in today’s media.

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What Happens Now?

Smart Gym

Sport & Physical Activity, LaunchMe

Smart Gym is a gym run by parents, for parents! Its key goal is to help re-energise mums and dads through exercise as well as improve mental and physical health.

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Smart Gym

Love With Light

Health & Social Care, SEF - Start it

Love with Light is a social enterprise aimed at supporting adopted and fostered children and their families. Former social worker, Kim McPherson does this through the creation of story books, which are useful tools for families to use when discussing children’s difficult beginnings.

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Love With Light

Pitch UP Play

Sport & Physical Activity, SEF - Start it

Pitch UP Play is a social enterprise aimed at making sports and recreational activities more accessible across Scotland. Currently based in Glasgow, Chris Hanlon’s mission is to make facilities open to children and their families, providing affordable places to play. Pitch Up Play does this through running sessions that are fully inclusive, comfortable, and nurturing at a low-cost.

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Pitch UP Play

Music Broth

Creative Industries (including Digital), SEF - Build it

Music Broth, founded by Felix Slavin, aims to improve access to musical equipment for everyone. They do this by removing barriers such as high costs to music leaning and playing through their unique shared resource- Scotland’s first Musical instrument and equipment library.

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Music Broth

FreeKicks CIC

Sport & Physical Activity, SEF - Start it

FreeKicks CIC aims to tackle barriers (actual or perceived) to sport/physical activity that communities face, in inspiring and imaginative ways. Their key focus is tackling inequalities of access to sport and physical activity that have occurred as a result of socio-economic issues, as well as using sport as a tool to provide employment and volunteering opportunities.

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FreeKicks CIC