We work across Scotland and sometimes beyond

Case Studies 

We work with community groups, large social enterprises charities and informal gatherings of community activists. We will often work in difficult circumstances where other consultancy companies won’t go.

What we do and how we do it is driven by our clients. View a selection of the people we have worked with, the difference we have made and what they thought of us.

 

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Aberdalgie Green Shoots Garden Options Appraisal

Aberdalgie | 2023
Accelerate
Recruitment options appraisal.
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Alva Development Trust Digital Support

Alva | 2023
Accelerate
Funding strategy and digital marketing audit.
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Anstruther Improvements Association Strategic Review

Anstruther | 2023
Accelerate
Anstruther Improvements Association work together to agree their future direction.
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Bigton Kirk Asset Transfer Support

Shetland | 2023
Accelerate
Development of a new plan for the recently closed Church of Scotland Kirk in the village of Bigton.
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Coalburn Community Action Plan

Coalburn | 2023
Commission
Coalburn community Action Plan
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Covid-19 Impact Research

East Ayrshire | 2023
Commission
Managed and overseeing community led research into the impact of Covid.
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Cree Valley Area Development Trust Sustainable Planning

Newton Stewart | 2023
Accelerate
The Cree Valley Development Trust have ambitions to grow for the future.
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Dornie Community Shop Business Plan

Dornie | 2023
Feasibility study, business plan and fundraising support for Dornie's new Community Trust to reopen the village shop.
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Fir Park Corner FC Asset Transfer

Motherwell | 2023
Accelerate
Support to this amateur football club looking to take on its own premises.
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Forgan Arts Centre Asset Transfer

Fife | 2023
Commission
Long term and varied support to the creative enterprise in Fife.
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Heritage Trust Network Business Planning Training

National | 2023
Commission
Provision of online Business Planning Training to the Heritage Trust Network across the UK.
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Huntly Arms Hotel Asset Transfer Plan

Aboyne | 2023
Commission
Research and technical support to investigate the feasibility of the community taking on the Huntly Arms.
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Kilmacolm Eco Space Community Consultation

Kilmacolm | 2023
Commission
Local people come together to develop an Eco Space in Kilmacolm.
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Men Matter Scotland Sustainability Planning

Drumchapel, Glasgow | 2023
Accelerate
A new organisation seeking financial sustainability beyond initial core grant funding.
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Northern Meeting Park Sustainability Support

Inverness | 2023
Commission
Working with a Conservation Architect to find a new sustainable vision for a much loved asset.
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Nourish Support Centre Organisational Review

Kirkcaldy | 2023
Commission
An organisational review, celebrating the past and planning for the future.
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Papa Stour Kirk Business Plan and Fundraising Strategy

Shetland | 2023
Accelerate
Accelerate support with project development, business planning and fundraising.
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Ravenscraig Community Strategic Plan

Ravenscraig | 2023
Commission
Strategic plan for community involvement in regenerating green space on the Ravenscraig site.
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Region Wide Strategic Plan

East Ayrshire | 2023
Commission
A community led plan across nine community council areas to strategically invest substantial wind farm income.
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School for Social Entrepreneurs Business Support

Edinburgh | 2023
Commission
Supply of interactive training session to the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
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Scottish Fire & Rescue Family Support Trust Digital Support

Hamilton | 2023
Accelerate
Finding software that meets an organisations needs.
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South West Edible Estates Feasibility Study

Edinburgh | 2023
Commission
Feasibility Study for a new community asset.
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Strathmore Community Hub Mentorship and Strategic Planning Support

Blairgowrie | 2023
Commission
Supporting the organisation as it opens the doors to its brand new Community Hub.
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The Friends of the Pipe Factory Heritage Asset Re-development

Glasgow | 2023
A Strategy for the unique Pipe Factory in Glasgow's Calton.
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The Miracle Foundation Impact Assessment

Motherwell | 2023
Commission
Supporting a bereavement charity to understand and communicate the difference they make.
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The Scottish Fair Trade Forum Legal Structure Options Appraisal

Glasgow | 2023
Commission
Working with the organisation to assess the pros and cons of a trading subsidiary and different legal options.
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Uig Church of Scotland Hope and Wellbeing Hub Sustainability Planning

Isle of Lewis | 2023
Accelerate
Support with sustainability planning.
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Ullapool Otters Business Plan Support

Ullapool | 2023
Accelerate
Support to establish a community owned childcare facility.
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Vics in the Community Funding Support

Ayr | 2023
Commission
Worked with the group to take the data they had and turn it into a document to unlock funding.
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VOCAL Feasibility Study

Edinburgh | 2023
Just Enterprise
Feasibility Study for a Carers Centre developing short break accommodation
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West Lothian Wellbeing Options Appraisal

West Lothian | 2023
Commission
Options appraisal on collaboration models and legal structure.
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Wild Arts organisational Review and Action Plan

Aberdeenshire | 2023
Accelerate
Organisational review and development of a funding strategy and action plan
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3D Drumchapel Impact Evaluation

Glasgow | 2022
Commission
External impact evaluation for 3D Drumchapel
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Arbroath Courthouse Trust Digital Marketing Support

Arbroath | 2022
Accelerate
Digital marketing support for a community project creating a sustainable, inclusive community hub.
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Blackwood Estate Woodland Project Feasibility Study

Blackwood | 2022
Commission
Feasibility Study for community ownership of Loch Wood.
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BRAG marketing strategy

Lochgelly | 2022
Accelerate
A marketing strategy for a new community hub
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Cambusbarron Community Action Plan

Cambusbarron | 2022
Commission
Community driven strategic action plan for Cambusbarron near Stirling.
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Cambusbarron Village Nursery Sustainability Planning

Cambusbarron | 2022
Accelerate
Exploring new service ideas: Market research and consultation.
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Carers of West Lothian Social Impact Evaluation

Livingston | 2022
Commission
An impact and needs assessment to mark the 30th Anniversary.
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Charlie’s Old Codgers Digital and Marketing Support

South Lanarkshire | 2022
Accelerate
Charlie’s Old Codgers Animal Foundation is an animal charity based in South Lanarkshire and providing services across Scotland.
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Dailly Community Action Plan

Dailly | 2022
Commission
Community Action Plan to identify needs and priorities for investment in Dailly, South Ayrshire.
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Dunbeath and District Centre Fundraising and Sustainability Planning Support

Dunbeath | 2022
Accelerate
Capital fundraising and sustainability planning for Dunbeath and District Centre.
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Dundee Carers Centre Feasibility Study and Business Plan

Dundee | 2022
Commission
Feasibility and business planning for an innovative new support tool
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Dunoon Community Shed Business Plan

Dunoon | 2022
Accelerate
The first Community Shed to apply to the Scottish Land Fund.
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FEAT Heritage Asset Business Plan

Leven | 2022
Heritage Lottery
Developing an historic building for social enterprise
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Fresh Start Training and Mentorship

Edinburgh | 2022
Commission
Supporting the development of local Community Researchers within North Edinburgh.
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Front Lounge Limited Business Support

Dundee | 2022
Accelerate
Transitioning from funding to contracting
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Glasgow Buildings Preservation Trust Organisational Review

Glasgow | 2022
Commission
In depth review of the whole organisation.
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Glentrool and Bargrennan Community Trust Business Support

Glentrool | 2022
Commission
Business planning and long-term support to develop a rural building.
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Go Vegan Govan Options Appraisal

Govan, Glasgow | 2022
Accelerate
Through the Accelerate programme, we helped Go Vegan Govan think through options for a new social enterprise
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Grassroots Clothing Digital Support

Edinburgh | 2022
Accelerate
Practical support on digital activity.
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Helensburgh Community Hall Asset Transfer

Helensburgh | 2022
Commission
Support on asset transfer of a community hall delivering vital local services.
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Inclusive Homework Club Funding Support

Glasgow | 2022
Commission
Inclusive Homework Club were supported through the process of applying for multi year funding.
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Iona Village Hall Asset Transfer

Iona | 2022
Accelerate
Research, planning and funding strategy for the asset transfer and development of Iona Village Hall.
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Kairos Women+ Business Plan

Paisley | 2022
Accelerate
Kairos Women+ is a community-led women’s organisation in Renfrewshire.
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Kilmaronock Old Kirk Operational Support

Alexandria | 2022
Accelerate
Helping trustees prepare to reopen the Old Kirk as a community venue.
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Kingdom Off Road Marketing Support

Fife | 2022
Commission
Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club develop a promotional leaflet.
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Lucky Ewe Growth Plan

Cupar | 2022
Accelerate
Lucky Ewe is a charity operating out of a smallholding in Fife.
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Midsteeple Quarter Digital Support

Dumfries | 2022
Accelerate
Introducing an online booking system.
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Murieston Tennis and Sports Club Funding Strategy and Branding Support

Livingston | 2022
Accelerate
Funding strategy and branding for a new community sports facility.
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No-one Dies Alone Ayrshire Organisational Review and Funding Strategy

Newmilns | 2022
Commission
Mini organisational review and funding strategy.
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North Edinburgh Arts Feasibility Study

Edinburgh | 2022
Commission
Feasibility study into asset transfer of North Edinburgh Arts plus more land.
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Radio Buena Vida Funding Support and Strategic Planning

Glasgow | 2022
Accelerate
Funding support and strategic planning with early stage social enterprise.
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Safe Harbour Funding and Sustainability Support

Greenock | 2022
Commission
Support to scope out and design a new future through a franchise model.
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The Edinburgh Society of Model Engineers Strategic Plan

Broxburn | 2022
Commission
Help to define their purpose and outcomes.
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The Old Drill Hall Business Plan and Marketing Strategy

Ullapool | 2022
Accelerate
The creation of a heritage centre for the Coigach Peninsula.
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The Old Mill Strategic Plan

Killin | 2022
Commission
The Old Mill - a flagship project for Killin & Ardeonaig Community Development Trust Ltd.
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The Strutter Project Sustainability Planning

East Fortune | 2022
Accelerate
Business plan to find a sustainable future for the hand built world war one plane.
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Unity Consulting Marketing and Communications Support

West Lothian | 2022
Accelerate
Formalising an approach to digital communications.
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Aald Skul Nesting Asset Transfer

Shetland | 2021
Commission
Aald Skul Nesting : First Asset Transfer in Shetand
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Annan Harbour Asset Plan

Annan | 2021
Commission
Research to identify the scale and nature of need for renovating a warehouse at the harbour and developing the Minister's Merse
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ARC Kingussie Feasibility Study

Kingussie | 2021
Commission
Feasibility study into the old Highland Folk Museum site
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Beveridge Park Bowling Club Funding Support

Kirkcaldy | 2021
Accelerate
Support with funding bid to secure final match funding for community re-fit of the facility.
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Broomhouse Centre Community Consultation and Options Appraisal

Broomhouse | 2021
Accelerate
Community Consultation, options appraisal and business plan to support asset development of the Broomhouse Centre.
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Broxburn Community Consultation

Broxburn | 2021
Commission
In depth community planning for Uphall and Broxburn.
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Community Led Asset Development Research

Scotland | 2021
William Grant Foundation
Research which aimed to explore innovative solutions to the development of a local assets.
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Dollar Community Development Trust Business Plan Support

Dollar | 2021
Accelerate
Supporting DCDT trustees and staff to develop a business plan for the Dollar Hive.
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Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative Research

Edinburgh | 2021
Commission
Research to identify growth potential of photo voltaic panels in North Edinburgh.
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Gowrie Care Strategic Planning

Dundee | 2021
Commission
Plan to develop, improve and fund the additional social work with tenants with support needs.
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Larkhall Community Growers Local Place Plan

Larkhall | 2021
Commission
Research and planning into making Larkhall a better place to live work and visit.
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National Social Prescribing Research

National | 2021
Detailed research and business planning into the roll out of social prescribing across Scotland and the North of Ireland.
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Re-Employ Sustainability Plan

Fife | 2021
Potential new routes for sustainability.
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ReMake Scotland Training and Mentorship

Crieff | 2021
Accelerate
Remake Scotland is a creative recycle, re-use and education charity based Crieff. We delivered a series of workshops with the senior management team.
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Simply Play Marketing Strategy and Brand Development

Broxburn | 2021
Commission
The Development Team and Bold worked together to produce a new brand and a bespoke marketing strategy.
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The Manda Centre Strategic Plan for Future Sustainability

Hamilton | 2021
National Lottery
Development of a strategic plan
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Twist and Hit Cheerleaders Business Plan and Marketing Support

Paisley | 2021
Accelerate
Business development and social media strategy.
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Access to Industry Funding Strategy and Strategic Planning Support

Edinburgh | 2020
Accelerate
Access to Industry are a largely grant funded organisation and needed to diversify into a more enterprising approach.
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ACDI Strategic Planning and Programme Evaulation

Auchinleck | 2020
Accelerate
Business planning, asset development and programme evaluation
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Acharacle Community Centre Market Research and Business Plan Support

Acharacle | 2020
Commission
Market research, consultation and business planning to plan for the asset transfer of the community centre to the community.
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Arbroath Courthouse Trust Asset Transfer Support

Arbroath | 2020
Commission
Support with the asset transfer of Arbroath Courthouse to the local community.
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Carbost Community Shop Asset Transfer

Carbost | 2020
Commission
Community Purchase of local shop.
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Carers Trust Scotland Evaluation

Scotland | 2020
Commission
Evaluation of the Making Sense of SDS programme.
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Carloway Community Association Asset Transfer

Carloway | 2020
Commission
Asset transfer of the Carloway School and community centre to this crofting community.
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Carradale Community Shop Business Support

Carradale | 2020
Commission
Community ownership of the local shop.
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Citizens Advice Scotland Tender Support

National | 2020
Commission
Supporting CAS to support submission of a major tender.
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Creative Crieff Community Consultation

Crieff | 2020
Commission
Community consultation for new arts hub.
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Creative Natives - Alan's Story

Edinburgh | 2020
Hear from a participant of the Creative Natives project - a partnership with Bold and Cyrenians.
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Creative Natives - Jodie's & Jamie's Story

Edinburgh | 2020
Hear from a participant of the Creative Natives project - a partnership with Bold and Cyrenians.
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Creative Natives - Pol's Story

Edinburgh | 2020
Hear from a participant of the Creative Natives project - a partnership with Bold and Cyrenians.
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Dumfries YMCA Asset Transfer

Dumfries | 2020
Commission
Support with Community Asset Transfer.
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Forres Area Community Trust Business Plan

Forres | 2020
Commission
Support to complete the business plan for the acquisition of the Forres Town Hall.
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Fraser Centre Long-term Support

Tranent | 2020
Commission
Community consultation, business planning and funding bids for a locally owned cinema and community space.
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Garnethill Multicultural Centre Asset Transfer

Glasgow | 2020
Commission
Community consultation, feasibility study and business plan for purchase of a vibrant community venue in central Glasgow.
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Glentrool Housing Business Plan

Glentrool | 2020
Commission
Business plan to secure housing into community ownership.
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Heritage Trust Network Training Support

Inverness | 2020
Commission
Business Planning Training to heritage groups.
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Kingdom Off Road Capacity Building Support

Fife | 2020
Accelerate
Business development funding support and marketing to support disengaged young people through motorbikes.
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Kings Arms Asset Transfer

Ballantrae | 2020
Commission
Assessment of the existing hotel business to take it into community ownership.
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Lochwinnoch Community Development Trust Community Consultation

Lochwinnoch | 2020
Commission
Community consultation to test local support for a community owned water abstraction site.
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Millennium Centre Stranraer Long Term Support

Stranraer | 2020
Commission
Asset development of the well-used centre to better meet the needs of local people.
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Millport Town Hall Marketing and Funding Support

Millport | 2020
Crowdfunding and marketing strategy to generate local income.
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Murieston and Bankton Community Action Plan

Livingston | 2020
Commission
A 5 year strategic action plan for Murieston and Bankton.
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Passion 4 Fusion Business Plan and Fundraising Strategy

Livingston | 2020
Accelerate
Business planning and fundraising to support the core costs of the charity.
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Rosyth Community Project Feasibility Study and Business Plan

Rosyth | 2020
Commission
Feasibility study and business plan into the asset transfer of the Clydesdale bank to the community.
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Torry Development Trust Long-Term Support

Torry | 2020
Commission
Support to develop a plan for the Victoria Road school in Torry, Aberdeen.
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Trossachs Community Trust Business Plan

Trossachs | 2020
Accelerate
Strengthening a business plan for community take over of the old primary school.
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Vintage Vibes Options Appraisal

Edinburgh, Lothian | 2020
Accelerate
Options appraisal into a new model of befriending.
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WAT IF Community Action Plan

Woolfords, Auchengray and Tarbrax | 2020
Commission
Community action plan for the communities of Woolford’s, Auchengray and Tarbrax.
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Yipworld Evaluation

Cumnock | 2020
Commission
Evaluation into the impact of the Social Economy Growth Fund 'Strong Connections' project.
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You Can Cook Enterprise Ideas

Peebles | 2020
Accelerate
Help think through new directions and new trading ideas.
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Impact Funding Partner Training

National | 2019
Commission
Community Enterprise delivers a suite of training to the grant recipients of Impact Funding Partners.
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Kirrie Connections Funding Strategy

Kirriemuir | 2019
Commission
Funding and bid writing for a community based dementia friendly project.
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Wester Loch Ewe Asset Transfer

Inverasdal | 2019
Accelerate
Research into the viability of the asset transfer of the old Highland school to the community.
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Big Lottery Asset Ownership Research

Scotland | 2016
Big Lottery
This researched undertaken in partnership with Scottish Community Development Centre aimed to test whether community ownership of assets is a successful model.
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