Kintyre Recycling Ltd works towards reopening its shop

As businesses begin to cautiously reopen, they are working hard to make sure they comply with government guidance and keep their staff and customers safe. This is especially true for social enterprises, who often rely on the income of their shops to assist with community benefit costs. As organisations start to think about the next phase and reopening, many have concerns about reaching the Read more…

Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust

Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust have initiated a community-wide meal drop of prepared soup and sandwiches, home baking, grocery items, and drawings and notes from local schoolchildren to elderly and isolated households. Goodie bags are delivered regularly by groups of volunteers who transport and deliver the supplies to isolated households. The main course meal Read more…

Fyne Futures

Fyne Futures on the island of Bute have seen a significant increase in need and demand for their Veg Box deliveries. Their Green Box Scheme has been developed to provide affordable healthy fresh fruit and veg for the Isle of Bute community. This involves a box of fresh, seasonal fruit & vegetables being delivered to your Read more…

Kintyre Recycling

Kintyre Recycling are happy and proud to be able to offer a monthly Recycling Service in Kintyre, the only area in Argyll & Bute to provide this. After an initial halt to all waste management services across the area, liaison with Argyll and Bute Council resulted in Kintyre Recycling (KRL) continuing to deliver household kerbside Read more…

ShopperAide

ShopperAide provide support services for older people in South Kintyre, including shopping services. Since the start of lockdown, they have seen a significant increase in demand for their services and have doubled the amount of people they deliver shopping to. They reached capacity after the first month, and with staff and volunteers working flat out, Read more…

Jura Community Shop

The Jura Community Shop has been working hard over the last few weeks and months to keep up with the constantly changing situation which we all face from COVID-19. The Community run shop initially struggled to keep up with increased demand for orders of fresh fruit and veg, bread and milk at the start of Read more…

South Islay Development

South Islay Development Covid Response Since the end of March 2020, the role of South Islay Development has been entirely diverted into coordinating the day to day response to the COVID-19 pandemic on the Isle of Islay in the southern Hebrides. Prior to COVID-19, South Islay Development’s (SID) focus of work was delivering community benefit in Read more…

Upland: Spring Fling

Upland, Dumfries and Galloway’s visual art and craft development organisation, have had to make a quick pivot due to COVID-19 and the requirements of social distancing, since so much of their work relied on in-person events such as exhibits, classes and workshops. They introduced their Digital Diversions project, a new way of promoting, connecting and Read more…

Rockfield Centre

The Rockfield Centre in Oban is a cultural hub and social enterprise which acts as a home for different groups, enterprises and organisations. During the Covid crisis, the Rockfield Centre has continued to support the community and has become a local community anchor organisation for the Scottish Government Supporting Communities Fund and are supporting a Read more…

Lorn and Oban Healthy Options

Of the 574 people that Healthy Options is currently supporting, about 50% are in the shielding category due to being over 70, overweight, diabetic, or falling into another high-risk category. Lorn and Oban Healthy Options (LOHO) have redeployed resources as best as they currently can to support clients via online resources. This includes daily messages to Read more…

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