CCI Scotland was initially setup in 2002 to enable young people at risk and adults with mental health issues to develop a derelict site in Lanark, South Lanarkshire. This project was so successful, with both groups gaining exceptional skills and confidence from their involvement, that it was decided they would undertake further projects.
CCI Scotland’s mission is to give people who are experiencing complex barriers to inclusion the opportunity to make a contribution to their community. CCI offer placements to people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and young people who are at risk. Through being supported to take part in a wide range of social enterprise tasks, individuals are empowered to substantially improve their health, well-being and self-confidence, as well as their vocational and social skills.
Read the story of one participant at CCI Scotland
SUPPORT RECEIVED FROM SFS
SFS has worked with and provided support to CCI and their team members in a variety of ways over the years. This has included more recently supporting their Marketing Officer to devise targeted marketing and promotional material to support a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and awareness raising campaign.
SFS has also provided CCI with support regarding tendering, and enabling CCI’s Managing Director Niall McShannon to present to a parliamentary committee. We regularly continue to promote the work and successes of CCI, and have recently awarded them £1,500 as one of five first round winners in our 15 year anniversary competition.
Clydesdale Community Initiatives
Charity No. SC323196