A Better Way to Work is a new Climate Challenge Fund project within Glasgow Bike Station that aims to help Glasgow citizens find more efficient ways of commuting and travelling for business - helping to reduce costs and encourage a healthier, happier, more productive city.
FareShare Glasgow works with the food and drink industry to minimise fit-for-purpose, fresh, frozen and long-life food going to waste and send this food into organisations working with the most vulnerable people in the community.
Thousands of tonnes of perfectly good, in date food is wasted each year due to, for example packaging errors, out of date promotions, discounted lines, veg not up to spec etc. At the same time, there are are over 4 milion people throughout the UK who cannot afford a healthy diet, among them are homeless people, elderly people, children, refugees and people suffering mental and physical health problems.
FareShare Glasgow aims to address this imbalance by redistributing quality surplus food to groups working with vulnerable individuals in and around Glasgow and the West.
FareShare Glasgow was set up initially on a pilot basis in late 2011 to work with a selection of community groups in and around Glasgow City. They are now expanding that support to more organisations such as hostels, day centres, lunch clubs, addiction agencies, young people’s projects and refugee centres. Their aim is to deliver a food service to those who neet it most, giving support on nutrition, food hygiene and more. Their service enables these organisations to get people through the door and also to redirect their funds into improving their own services.
Glen Oaks Housing Association’s vision statement “Where communities thrive,” aims to set the scene for the long-term future of its housing estates.
In its 22 year history the Association has built up a strong reputation as an innovative community-controlled organisation which places customer service, financial viability and being an excellent employer at its heart.
The Association is based in South West Glasgow and is committed to the whole scale improvement of its communities, not just the housing within them.
Haven, with two sites in Hillington and one in Inverness, delivers contract packing, secure storage, component assembly, printing and recycling services to some of the country’s largest blue chip companies.
Haven is a social enterprise, providing employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities. Currently nine in ten of its 175-strong workforce has a disability. To find out more, watch the video below.
Our mission is to deliver bespoke event management, filming and marketing services to businesses in both the private and public sectors across Scotland in a unique and creative way.
Fablevision Studios changes lives through creative projects. We are committed to helping people out of long term unemployment, and getting them into the creative industries by offering bespoke film, media and event training. Trainees work alongside our industry professionals with over 30 years experience working in film, events and marketing, to deliver on our growing portfolio of clients including the BBC, the NHS and Deutsche Bank. Furthermore, we help these individuals develop core skills in confidence building, presentation and client handling, amongst others; enhancing their overall employability.
Our small team of core staff has a wealth of experience in the media industry, making us the ideal mentors to support trainees and volunteers into long term employment within the creative industries. Our professional team delivers film, events and marketing services to small, medium and large businesses across Scotland whilst giving others the opportunity and tools to break into a competitive creative field.
Furthermore, we are passionate about making these skills available to third sector organisations that would also benefit from media training and advice on how best to promote their business, cause or event. To make this possible, we offer bespoke training to organisations at a competitive rate.
For more information on what we do and how you can work alongside us, visit the Fablevision Studios website at www.fablevisionstudios.co.uk.