Grants available to assist development and creation of social enterprises

A grant support scheme has been launched to assist the development and creation of social enterprises in Aberdeenshire. Councillors agreed to support the sector with a £200,000 Social Enterprise Support Fund which is open for…

Sam Begg, Jamie Marr & Matt Thomas

ASCO fundraising given £15,000 golfing boost

Staff, clients and suppliers of supply base operator ASCO have given the company’s 50th anniversary fundraising efforts a substantial boost. Earlier this year, the company announced that it intended to raise £50,000 to celebrate its landmark…

Guy Finlayson, Sarah-Jane Hogg and Mungo Finlayson

Scottish Gin Festival partners with Friends of Anchor

Friends of ANCHOR is celebrating the return of its Masked Ball thanks to Banchory brothers, Guy and Mungo Finlayson. The brothers behind newly launched OriGins Festival have taken on the cost of the Ball’s marquee…

The charity’s founder, Myles Edwards, with Faith

New family home built by Kenya charity following SureVoIP support

A charity which supports disadvantaged children living in Kenya has reached its funding target thanks to the support of an Aberdeen telecoms firm. Based in the city’s Bridge of Don, SureVoIP has donated the extra…

Turcan Connell Hockey Team

Turcan Connell Charity Hockey Tournament raises £7,000 for CCLASP

Turcan Connell recently hosted its second inter-firm hockey tournament, this time raising £7,000 for its nominated Charity of the Year, CCLASP. The evening saw 12 teams take part in a five-a- side round robin tournament…

ounder and Chairman of The Barrack Charitable Trust James Barrack with Chief Executive of Aberdeen Performing Arts Jane Spiers

Knight Property Group donates £20k to Music Hall redevelopment

Commercial Property Developer, Knight Property Group, has donated £20,000 to Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) to support the redevelopment of one of Aberdeen’s prime entertainment venues, the Music Hall. The £20,000 donated by Knight Property Group…

Brewgooder founder, Alan Mahon with Jordan Rolfe of the Co-Op store on Earl Grey Street in Edinburgh

Brewgooder secures a listing with the Co-op

An ambition to turn craft beer into clean drinking water for one million people facing water poverty has taken a further step forward for an Edinburgh-based social enterprise who have secured a listing with the…

Alastair Davis, CEO, Social Investment Scotland

Asda Community Capital invests £1m in Scotland’s social enterprises

Asda Community Capital, a fund set up in partnership between Social Investment Scotland (SIS) and Asda, and which uses proceeds from the Scottish Government’s 5p single use carrier bag charge, has lent more than £1m…

The Social Bite Village technical team

Project management – like never before!

In February of this year, Gill Henry, Head of Business Development at The Cruden Group, agreed to take on the role of Project Director for the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh. This exciting project is…

Lesley McAra

£1m University of Edinburgh tie-in with Big Issue Invest will be a force for social good

The University of Edinburgh has invested £1 million in a new partnership that seeks to dismantle poverty and create opportunity for people and communities across the UK. It will work with Big Issue Invest, the…

‘The Percy Plodders’ from Northumberland Estates collect their prize. L to R: Adam Heather, Michael O’Driscoll and Nick Atkinson with Buccleuch Property’s Managing Director, David Peck

Property professionals raise £14,000 during Buccleuch Property Challenge

More than 200 property professionals from across the UK completed the annual Buccleuch Property Challenge raising £14,000 for cancer charities Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. Over 70 teams travelled to the Duke…

Loral and Eishel Quinn

Sustainably wins coveted Best of Show award at Finovate Fall

Sustainably, a social good technology company for conscious consumers and businesses who want to localise and personalise their corporate social responsibility programmes, has won Best of Show at Finovate Fall, held last week in New…

Liz Stewart (kneeling down in image) with colleagues from Stronachs who will take part in fundraising activities this month.

City law firm edges closer to £20,000 fundraising target

Runners and cyclists from an Aberdeen law firm have raised £1,800 in the last month for a local cancer research charity, taking their fundraising total for 2017 to £13,000. Staff and partners from Stronachs LLP…

Business Fives doubles charity efforts for Charities across Scotland

The Summer season of Business Fives has been a roaring success for the companies involved and indeed charities across Scotland. £19,960 has been raised to date ahead of the final of the national business 5…

Vattenfall’s EOWDC project director, Adam Ezzamel

Vattenfall creates £150,000 a year community fund scheme

A community fund scheme aimed at generating lasting legacies for North-east communities is being created by the developer behind the region’s pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Swedish energy group Vattenfall is to establish…

The winning Wylie Bisset team

Wylie Bisset win Glasgow charity football tournament

Chartered accountant practice Wylie & Bisset won a charity football tournament which raised money for Radio Lollipop at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. Th firm triumphed over 13 other teams in the event at…

Paterson's Shortbread staff celebrate raising £100k for Macmillan

Paterson’s Shortbread rises to £100k cancer charity challenge

Shortbread maker, Paterson’s has accomplished its goal of raising £100k for Macmillan Cancer Support in just one year. The biscuit makers reached the impressive target after forming a partnership with the cancer charity in 2016,…

Caroline McKenna

Dundee to host event for Charities and Social Enterprises across Scotland

Social Good HQ, which supports charities and social enterprises to develop, grow and prosper, is to host its first live event in Dundee later this month. Social Good HQ will invite industry leaders from Social…

Photo courtesy - Maggie’s Edinburgh

‘Property Rocks’ event raises funds for Maggie’s extension

For the third consecutive year, Edinburgh’s key property industry players and friends will get rocking in aid of Maggie’s Edinburgh - on Thursday 31 August 2017. The ‘Property Rocks for Maggie’s’ event, sponsored by law…

From left - Scott MacDonald and Alan Mahon

Brewgooder appoints new commercial director

Socially responsible brewery, Brewgooder has appointed Scott MacDonald as new commercial director and Chief Well Digger, as it sets its sights on increased UK distribution across the on and off trade. MacDonald joins the Brewgooder…

The McGinty’s Group Team ready for the Great Aberdeen Run

Local hospitality group raises £5000 from Great Aberdeen Run

The McGinty’s Group has raised £5000 for Archway by participating in the inaugural Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday 27th August as part of the Business Challenge. A total of 27 runners from the group’s venues,…

Artist's impression of Greyhope Bay

£40k grant approval for next stage of the Greyhope Bay project

A total of £40,000 has been approved at the Aberdeen City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee today to support the next phase of development work for the Greyhope Bay plans for a world class…

Aberdeen City Hydrogen Energy Storage

Hydrogen hackathon draws in young inventors

Fuel cell developer, Arcola Energy, recently held a hackathon event at Aberdeen City Hydrogen Energy Storage (ACHES) in Cove. Young people aged between 8 and 18 received a tour of the hydrogen refueling station while…

James Barrack

Knight Property Group donates £40,000 to The ARCHIE Foundation

The Barrack Charitable Trust, funded by commercial property developer Knight Property Group, has donated £40,000 to The ARCHIE Foundation’s Family Accommodation Centre. Recognised as Aberdeen’s Sick Kids hospital charity, The ARCHIE Foundation make a difference…

L-R: Charlie House team - Lynn Batham, Donna Deans, Elin Styrbjorn, Sorcha Hume, Kirsty Walker, Susan Crighton

Charlie House appoints news director of fundraising

Local charity Charlie House, a charity that engages in activities & projects to support children with complex disabilities & life-limiting conditions has appointed Susan Crighton as director of fundraising. Susan joins Charlie House with a…