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Aberdeen Play Forum

Aberdeen Play Forum

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. Aberdeen Play Forum is a registered charity in Scotland that promote children’s rights to play across Aberdeen city.  They believe that having access to play and all its benefits should not be dictated by the area that a child lives in or the income of their parents. The

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Actify

Actify

Part of GCC Active Play Fund. Actify is a social enterprise that provides training and technology designed to help organisations and individuals achieve a range of outcomes through sport and physical activity. Actify’s training programmes support and enable staff and volunteers to plan, deliver and evaluate person centred, outcome focused approaches for a range of

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Baltic Street Adventure Playground

Baltic Street Adventure Playground

Part of the Outdoor Nursery Social Enterprise (ONSE) fund. Baltic Street Adventure Playground is supervised adventure playground for children from 6 to 12 years which is child-led. Younger children are welcome with a carer or guardian. It is free to enter, children are free to come and go, and free to play as they choose. The children

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Concrete Garden

Concrete Garden

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund Concrete Garden is a trusted, community anchor organisation with a proven record of community-led action and accomplishment. Their work, based in the heart of Possilpark in Glasgow, centres around their vision for a community where everyone has an equal opportunity to be happy, healthy, and thriving. To achieve

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Dumfries Toy Library

Dumfries Toy Library

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. Dumfries Toy Library operate play services for young children and their parents from a Family Centre in North West Dumfries. They are a gateway service delivering early intervention and prevention in partnership with other third sector organisations and the local authority. They aim to provide an inclusive and

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Dumfries YMCA

Dumfries YMCA

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund Dumfries YMCA is a non-profit charity focusing on youth development. Their vision is of an inclusive youth movement transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive. Dumfries YMCA youth workers have been providing youth services to the area for 10 years. In 2019 the

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Earthtime

Earthtime

Part of the Outdoor Nursery Social Enterprise (ONSE) fund. Earthtime is an award-winning charity, accredited by the Forest School Association, connecting children and young people with the natural environment; using creative and woodland based activities to improve self-esteem, health and well-being. Through the ONSE fund they set up an Outdoor Nursery at Cooper Park, Elgin

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East Lothian Play Association

East Lothian Play Association

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. East Lothian Play Association (ELPA) is a group of interested community members and play practitioners who are supported by community development workers, representatives from IPA and Support from the Start. Everyone with an interest in children’s play can be part of ELPA whether that interest is family, professional

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FARE Scotland

FARE Scotland

FARE Scotland (Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse) is a voluntary organisation working within disadvantaged communities throughout Central Scotland. FARE strive to raise people’s aspirations, encourage them to become more involved in their communities, create opportunities for personal development and equip them with the skills required to deal with the demands of 21st century life.

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Impact Arts

Impact Arts

Established in 1994, Impact Arts is a forward-thinking community arts organisation which uses the arts and creativity to enable and empower social change. Impact Arts aims to help people and communities transform their lives through creativity and the arts. In 2017, Impact Arts  started to receive investment through CashBack for Communities.  More information is available

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Maryhill Mobile Children’s Services

Maryhill Mobile Children’s Services

Part of the Outdoor Nursery Social Enterprise (ONSE) fund. Maryhill Mobile Children’s Services, based in NW Glasgow, has a 35 year history of delivering high quality childcare in partnership with the local community to support engagement, education, empowerment and employment opportunities for local families. Through the ONSE fund they are setting up Treetops Outdoor Nursery.

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Muirhouse Youth Development Group

Muirhouse Youth Development Group

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. Muirhouse Youth Development Group (MYDG) engages young people with a focus on: Health and Wellbeing; Life Transitions; Training, Accreditation and Volunteering; Arts and Creativity. MYDG have been delivering outdoor adventures in the area since 1997 and have been delivering outdoor play in the area of Muirhouse and surrounding

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North Edinburgh Arts

North Edinburgh Arts

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. North Edinburgh Arts (NEA) has established itself as a trusted community anchor for Muirhouse, West Pilton and the surrounding neighbourhoods. NEA acts as the creative hub for the local area, as a centre for social exchange and as an informal one-stop shop for community support. NEA have been

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Parent Action For Safe Play

Parent Action For Safe Play

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. Parent Action for Safe Play (PASP) is an award-winning community organisation based in Coatbridge dedicated to developing and improving  play, youth and sport services for local children and young people. PASP are run by the local community for the local community. PASP have been successful in establishing a

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PEEK

PEEK

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund and GCC Active Play Fund. Possibilities for Each and Every Kid was established in 2000 and has been operating for 20 years as a charity supporting children and young people aged 0-25 years and their families impacted by poverty across Glasgow. Through play, creative arts and community development

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Play Midlothian

Play Midlothian

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. Play Midlothian is an award-winning small charity that supports children’s health, wellbeing and development through play-based services, primarily outdoors. Each year they transform the lives of hundreds of children in need, including children with disabilities, from minority ethnic backgrounds or living in areas of multiple deprivation. Funding supports

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Play Scotland

Play Scotland

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. Play Scotland is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Scotland. They work strategically to make the child’s right to play a reality so that all children can reach their full potential and be able to confidently inhabit an inclusive

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PLUS (Forth Valley) Limited

PLUS (Forth Valley) Limited

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. PLUS supports children and young people with disabilities and additional support needs, across the Forth Valley. They provide opportunities and support for children and young people to access social, community, leisure and recreational activities of their choosing, similar to those of their non-disabled peers. Pre Covid-19 this including

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Simply Play

Simply Play

Part of the Outdoor Nursery Social Enterprise (ONSE) fund Simply Play was formed in 2010, following extensive consultation, planning and design, in partnership with West Lothian Council and independent out of school projects. Simply Play ensures that essential childcare provision continues to support working families across West Lothian and it aims to be the best

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Smart Play Network

Smart Play Network

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. Smart Play Network (SPN) are the national organisation supporting and delivering play opportunities for the benefit, health and wellbeing of children and families across Scotland. They provide a range of support and practical tools to 394 members, from starting up a new service, through policy development and delivery

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St Paul’s Youth Forum

St Paul’s Youth Forum

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. St Paul’s Youth Forum (SPYF) works with young people and the local community to improve the lives of everyone in our community through a wide range of activities around the themes of eating, education and exercise. SPYF work across four spheres:  a Diversionary Youth Project, On Bikes (a

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Stepping Stones for Families

Stepping Stones for Families

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. The vision of Stepping Stones for Families is that all children and young people have an enjoyable life in a healthy, fair and safe environment where they are respected and supported to achieve their full potential. For more than thirty years, Stepping Stones for Families has worked alongside

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Stranraer YMCA

Stranraer YMCA

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund Stranraer YMCA is a small local charity which was re-established in 2009 to tackle the lack of quality play and free/low cost social provision for children and young people in Stranraer and the surrounding area. Over the years they have grown considerably and now offer more sessions to

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The Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone. They do this by connecting people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both. TCV have been running Outdoor Nature Play sessions over 20 years, working on projects including ReWild the

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The Jeely Piece Club

The Jeely Piece Club

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund and GCC Active Play Fund. The Jeely Piece Club, based in the Castlemilk area of Glasgow, delivers a range of services for children from pre-school upwards and is based in a purpose built play centre. Inpiring Scotland works with The Jeely Piece Club in all three strands of

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The Venchie Children and Young People’s Project

The Venchie Children and Young People’s Project

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. The Venchie Children and Young People’s project improves the lives of children and young people in Craigmillar, Edinburgh by using the power of play. As one of the oldest adventure play organisations in Scotland the Venchie has been operating for nearly 60 years. Each week they are open

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Under The Trees

Under The Trees

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund Under The Trees specialises in providing outdoor learning opportunities. Their aims and objectives are simple – to get our communities outdoors, exploring the natural environment. Under The Trees has been a charity since 2018, and have existed in some format prior to this for around a decade. They

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YMCA Edinburgh

YMCA Edinburgh

YMCA Edinburgh gives all, especially young people, space and opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive. They empower young people, children and their families within Leith and across Edinburgh. The YMCA is an ecumenical Christian Charity open to people of all faiths and none. It offers a range of tailored programmes including play rangers, play scheme

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