The Circular Communities Scotland Reuse Consortium is thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Market Builder Award at the 2023 Social Enterprise Awards Scotland!

This award acknowledges organisations that actively create more opportunities to buy from social enterprises.

We are extremely proud that our hard work and vision for reuse to be at the heart of procurement decisions across Scotland has been recognised by these prestigious social enterprise awards.

The Reuse Consortium offers Local Authorities, Housing Associations, and other Public Sector organisations easy access to a range of quality-assured reuse furniture and household goods from local providers to furnish their properties, without having to go through a tendering process. The Consortium is made up of 13 members, all charities or social enterprises that save furniture and homeware from landfill to reuse and repurpose.

The consortium offers its 8 current buyers (covering 7 Local Authorities) the ability to:

  • reduce tonnage of waste going to landfill
  • reduce CO2 emissions
  • reduce the amount of new furniture purchased
  • save money on tight budgets
  • increase the number of families helped under the cost-of-living crisis
  • provides clients a different, sustainable alternative to receiving easily recognisable new “CCG” furniture
  • financially support Consortium members social and environmental outcomes

Thanks to everyone so far who has supported our application and celebrated our shortlisting with us and the Circular Communities Scotland team.

We’d also like to celebrate that several Circular Communities Scotland members have been recognised as finalists too!

Circular Communities Scotland Member and Environmental Social Enterprise Award Finalists

Circular Communities Scotland is excited to sponsor the Environmental Social Enterprise Award for the second year in a row, recognising the exceptional efforts of social enterprises contributing to our environment and wellbeing. Congratulations to the Circular Communities Scotland members who have been shortlisted for this coveted award:

We’d also like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Grassmarket Community Project for their volunteer Janie Conlon, who has been shortlisted for the Volunteer Champion Award, and to Merry-Go-Round Glasgow‘s Rajkiran Atwal, who is up for the Employee Champion Award.

Save the Date

The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland ceremony will take place on Thursday 30th November at the Scottish Parliament, where we will celebrate the remarkable achievements of all the finalists and the hard work and dedication of Scotland’s inspiring social entrepreneurs.

Stay tuned for more updates and join us in celebrating the impact of social enterprises in Scotland!