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Case Studies

The Knowe Garden Centre

  As a direct result of taking part in Community Learning Exchange visits and mentoring, Auchinleck Community Development Initiative secured over £500,000 of funding and successfully developed a landscaping and gardening social enterprise providing permanent employment and community benefits. Key facts Who: Auchinleck Community Development Initiative, Auchinleck, East Ayrshire: A community led anchor organisation with […]

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Development Trusts Association Scotland Group Visit

The Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) is the national body for development trusts in Scotland. A membership organisation, DTAS’s vision is to have a successful development trust in every community that wants one. DTAS organised a learning visit for their members to two host organisations: Glendale Gateway Trust in Wooler and Amble Development Trust, both in […]

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Orkney Zerowaste

Orkney Zerowaste is a voluntary organisation set up to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes into landfill sites and incinerators. Orkney Zerowaste also aims to provide employment and training, as well as addressing other social and environmental concerns. It also encourages innovation in reusing and recycling waste, and is always looking for new, local […]

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Falkirk and District Social Enterprise Network (FDSEN)

FDSEN is one of the Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) set up locally with support  from SCA member Senscot. The SENs is the name Senscot gives to its work with Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) – both thematic and geographical.  SENs provide members with opportunities for peer support, collective action and market development. FDSEN chose to visit […]

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CLEAR Buckhaven

CLEAR works to improve how their neglected town looks and feels by planting orchards and woodlands, vegetables, wildflowers, spring bulbs, food-bearing hedgerows and orchards across a number of growing sites.  At the Community Growing Space, Open Days and a range of horticultural activities involve volunteers and local pupils.  CLEAR also organises regular litter clearing, recycling, […]

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