Accessible Tennis advocates sustainability by providing tennis coaching in different venues around Scotland for underrepresented groups. It successfully achieves an increase in social activity and improves social inclusion.
The Acharacle Reuse Project We welcome donations of the items listed above and collection and delivery can be arranged if transport is a problem. Goods can be viewed and taken away from The Shed. As the project is run by volunteers donations are always welcome to help towards running costs
Alloa Community Enterprises (ACE) Recycling Group provides a variety of recycling services to homes and businesses throughout the Stirling area, Clackmannanshire and beyond. For businesses it offers glass, cardboard, can, paper and textile recycling, and much more. For the community it operates a number of textile, bottle, can, paper and plastic recycling banks as well as a kerbside pickup. ACE also collects good quality second hand furniture from homes which is used to provide furniture packs to individuals being re-housed from homelessness. Bedroom, lounge and dining room furniture is accepted, although soft furnishings like mattresses and suites should be fire regulation compliant. No electrical goods or smaller household goods are accepted. See website for more info and for pick up days. ACE is a Scottish Charity that operates profitable waste management businesses which provide employment, improve employability, increase environmental awareness and returns profits to support the social needs of the communities which it serves.
Angus Cycle Hub CIC Angus Cycle Hub Community Interest Company is a social enterprise partly run by volunteers and dedicated to supporting and developing cycling. The project encourages people to lead healthier lives and reduce short car journeys and co2 emissions in Angus through cycling. We: offer recycled bike sales provide cycling, Bikeability and Bike Maintenance coaching and training organise cycling and MTB events and workshop run social and guided rides have a community cycle hub and bike recycling workshops provide local cycling information provide bike hire offer skills track hire clothing, parts and accessories new bike sales
Community shop and education Arran Eco Savvy Community is ann environmental group working towards zero waste for Arran, we promote waste awareness at local events through local media, online and at our community shop. 2015 introduced the first of our annual high profile active zero waste Arran weeks. We also hold skill sharing events to support and encourage up-cycling events and re-use whilst also working towards implementing community green waste composting and beginning a feasibility study for a pilot food waste composting scheme. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EcoSavvy/
Aspire Community Solutions are an award winning social enterprise based in Paisley providing a variety of services in Construction, Landscaping, Groundworks and Cleaning Services across Scotland, whilst delivering Social Impact and change.
AVA (Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action) runs non-profit charity shops and a furniture re-use project which help fund its services to local voluntary sector groups and organisations. The Magpie Charity shop collects and sells a variety of items including clothing, toys and general bric-a-brac. The Magpie shops collect and sell second-hand, quality furniture, household goods, bikes, prams, garden furniture and bric-a-brac from sites on the Tillybrake industrial Estate, Banchory & from Blackhall Industrial Estate, Inverurie. also has a container at the Crow’s Nest Waste & Recycling Centre, Banchory where people can donate unwanted items. AVA also offers volunteering opportunities and work placements
About Barra & Vatersay Waste Management Ltd Community Recycling – working with the Local Authority CnES, it is hoped that a greater degree of recycling of the community’s waste can be undertaken on Barra. This project will initially see the development of a community recycling centre, separating waste normally deposited in community skips. It will also involve some separation of metals and plastics. In the longer term it is hoped a composting centre can be set up to recycle the islands’ organic waste.
Beairteas Bharraigh is a new organisation set up to replace and continue the work of Barra and Vatersay Agricultural and Horticultural Association and Barra and Vatersay Island Produce Show. The aims of this organisation are to:- To increase sustainability and promote and improve local skills in traditional activities such as growing, gardening, cooking, crofting, fishing, spinning, knitting, crochet and other crafts in an inclusive, accessible and affordable manner thus upskilling the local community as well as providing learning opportunities for visitors to the area; To promote local food production and utilise local resources by providing areas for growing as well as access to machinery and equipment for the local community; To encourage reuse, and recycling in the community and sharing of resources to reduce waste; To hold shows and other events to demonstrate, celebrate and reward local skills, crafts and produce for all ages and members of the community. Project continuing under this banner include Croitear Òg, Barra Bunting, Island Markets, Island Produce Show, Local food map and local produce logo.