Downloadable: MSEN Directory 2012
For ease of use, we have categoriesed our members into the following:
Click on the enterprise to go directly to their website.
Associate Members / New Start and Aspiring Social Enterprises
- Appreciating Families
- Centre for Resiliance, Happiness and Positive Change
Telephone:01309 641 527
We offer distance learning courses, resources and coaching that strengthen our ability to bring about positive change - in our lives, in those we work with and in the world. We seek to increase understanding about how resilience, happiness and wellbeing c
- Developing Works
Telephone:07796 134 081
Improving literacy and learning skills, and enabling people to understand and enhance how they and others learn – by providing training and resources.
- Elemental Arts
Elemental Community Arts is a unique and dynamic arts company working in the market town and Royal Burgh of Forres on the Morayshire coast of North Eastern Scotland.
- Forres Living Land Project
The Forres Living Land Project is a new and developing concept which will form an innovative partnership between community and private land owners to provide land based opportunities for community benefit - "Living Land - Creating the Conditions for Creativity to benefit Nature and Community". A new social enterprise will be established to coordinate and facilitate the development and management of the project and the land.
- Go Moray
Telephone:01309 671 332
- Green Fingers
Telephone:01343 540 032
Aspiring Socal Firm providing meaningful training and employment through growing and selling fruit, vegetables and plants.
- H2O Training
Offers courses in First Aid, Kayaking, Surf Lifesaving, Surfing, VHF Radio and Mountain Biking.
- Joyful Noise!
Joyful Noise is a Moray-based community group aspiring to work with older people in the community, usually within a group situation, encouraging them to participate in singing and music sessions, adapted to suit the individual/group. Sessions will include singing, movement, percussion and/or other instruments.
- Joyful Parents
Joyful Parents helps parents become more creative, skilful and confident in their parenting skills. By being supported to use their own wisdom, all parents can wonderfully and magically re-discover the treasure of a joyful parent/child relationship. Set up as a social enterprise to include “Parents Supporting Parents” for collecting donations and returning profits to serve parents who cannot afford to pay for their own parent education.
- Little Angels (Lossiemouth) Ltd
- Mama Hep
- Moray Heritage Connections
- Naturally Useful
Telephone:07766 561 337
Rejigajig. Bringing all the pieces together. We want to make jigsaw puzzles cool for kids. No beeps no bangs just all the pieces waiting to be put together. We want jigsaws to be used as a learning tool and to help parents , guardians and teachers to remember what a jigsaw can teach children. Re-Jig want to start a childrens jigsaw library where they can hire instead of buying.
- Rich Thinkers
Telephone:01309 696 955
RichThinkers is for conscious, heart-based small business owners, solo professionals or social enterprises who know they want to make a profit AND make a difference
- Rock Academy
Turning Lives Around with a Creative Fusion of Dance and Music for All Ages and Abilities.
- Sustainable Technologies Ltd.
Sustainable Technologies Limited has been started by a group of people who share the same goals in life. We want to play our part to ensure the world remains a great place to live for many generations to come. Politics and the media around the world are full of talk about sustainability; we try to actually do it. We have many years of experience in a variety of renewable energy technologies, covering hydro power, photovoltaics, biomass & biogas and solar thermal.
- Universal Hall
A regional centre for performance in theatre, dance, music, film and shows for children. We provide quality events, concerts and films for the people of Moray and beyond, and make our professional-standard spaces available for rent to community organisations and individuals. We are recognised and supported by Creative Scotland and Moray Council. Full details of current public events are listed on our website: www.universalhall.co.uk.
- Wild Things
Telephone:01309 690 450
Wild things! is a Scottish Environmental Education charity based on the magnificent Moray Firth. We offer a variety of inspiring Wilderness and Nature experiences for all ages and all abilities, regardless of learning challenges, physical or financial difficulties, even fear of spiders!
- VIP Childcare
Delivers high quality childcare provision for 0 to 5 years, designed to enhance each child's full potential socially, emotionally, physically and educationally, by innovative practices and procedures.
Community and Sustainable Development
- Cabrach Community Enterprise Ltd
Dedicated to protecting the future sustainability of the local community and the Cabrach.
- Forres Area Community Trust
Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) was set up in September 2011 to promote the regeneration of areas including, Rafford, Dunphail, Brodie, Dallas, Dyke, Findhorn, Logie, Kinloss, part of Alves, and Forres itself.
- Lhanbryde Community Challenge
Develops facilities in Lhanbryde. Provides support for the community and community groups. Encourages learning in the community. Encourages community involvement and participation.
Aims to reconnect folk, work and place in order to make sustainability relevant to local communities.
- Transition Town Forres
TTF stands for Transition Town Forres, a name we choose when we started in January 2008 as part of a larger network, a movement called Transition Towns. Transition Towns is a model to create communities that are more sustainable, happier and healthier. The word "transition" refers to the changes that need to take place that will enable us we shift from fossil fuel dependency to a more sustainable and resilient way of life.
Creative Arts, Music and Drama
- Bodysurf Scotland
Telephone:+44 (0)1309 691661
Promotes and produces dance, movement and related arts events. Based in The Universal Hall Arts Centre, the Findhorn Foundation Community in North East Scotland, our programme covers a range of activities including trainings for professional artists, performances, screenings and workshops in a range of dance and movement practices including the 5Rhythms, contact improvisation and yoga.
- Findhorn Bay Arts Festival
- Moray Arts centre
Moray Art Centre is a non-profit centre for the arts running an annual local and international programme of exhibitions, events, classes and art residencies. The environmentally built and designed Centre is situated in the unique landscape of Findhorn Bay, Moray.
- Out of the Darkness Theatre Company
A professional theatre company located in Elgin, Scotland who perform and tour regularly through Moray, and the Highlands of Islands of Scotland.
- Forres Area Credit Union
Forres Area Credit Union Ltd is a savings and loans (financial) co-operative. It is open to all those who live in Forres and the Forres Travel to Work Area. Further details are available from the Credit Union office.
The credit union is a local savings and loans co-operative - owned by its members
The office at 138 High Street, Forres is the only collection point, no other collection points are operating
- North East Scotland Credit Union
Part of a friendly international network of one hundred million people, helping each other by saving and borrowing together.
- Roadwise Driver Training
Roadwise Driver Training is the largest independent and first social enterprise driver training organisation in the North East of Scotland. Roadwise offers a first class range of services tailored to the needs of learner drivers and organisations. The professional and experienced team of instructors is committed to delivering driver training designed to improve driver safety, educating all drivers with appropriate skills, knowledge and attitude to be safe and accomplished road users.
Education and Eco Village
- Findhorn Foundation
A spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic education, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.
Education and Traditional Skills
- Marcassie Farm
Home to a number of small rural businesses and other activities including skills training events and seminars
- Newbold House
Telephone:01309 672 659
Our mission is to develop, practice and teach skills for sustainable living, in harmony with ourselves, each other and the earth.
- Down to Earth Solutions C.I.C
Telephone:07786 225 636
Working towards enabling the building of innovative, low cost, ecological homes using local, renewable and recycled materials.
- Grampian Housing Association
Grampian Housing Association aims to work in partnership with other agencies to provide and manage quality accommodation for people in housing need while actively promoting community regeneration and related environmental improvements.
- Langstane Housing Association
Langstane Housing Association is a charitable Housing Association which was founded in 1977 to provide affordable rented accommodation to single people. Although Langstane is still committed to addressing the needs of single people it now also houses couples and families. As a charity, it is committed to providing housing at rents which are affordable to those who are in housing need and who for a number of different reasons, may not be able to find other housing accommodation.
- Moray Housing Partnership
Moray Housing Partnership is a locally based Housing Association with properties throughout the Moray area. The Partnership is a Registered Social Landlord and provides good quality, affordable housing to the people of Moray. We are open Mon - Thurs 9am to 5pm (we close for lunch between 1 and 2) and on Fri 9am to 1pm. services to its tenants.
Provides fun, creative and educational activities for children and adults, to inspire and generate enthusiasm for the environment and outdoors.
- Outf!t Moray
Actively develops potential through outdoor learning and adventure and to make a difference to the lives of young people in Moray enabling them to become positive contributors to their community.
Re-use, Recycle and Renewable