The Circle

Who: Circle Scotland CIC
Where: Dundee
What: A community work space with meeting rooms and on site catering
Price: Varies – see the website for full details

By choosing this ethical supplier you will support affordable office space and support for local charities, social enterprises and community groups

Not quite right for your event, but you want to support them anyway? Why not visit their cafe

Or take a look at some of the other social venues featured on The Ethical Events Company blog

Grace Chocolates

Who: Grace Chocolates
Where: Scotland but can deliver UK-wide
What: Chocolate truffles for corporate events, weddings etc.
Price: From £2.20 for a small box

By choosing this ethical supplier you will be supporting women, who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system, into employment

Not quite right for your event, but you want to support them anyway? Why not volunteer with them

Whilst in Edinburgh I also met Joyce, who runs Grace Chocolates. It’s a simple business model, with the potential to have a huge impact on the lives of Scottish women who need support to get their lives back on track.

Every event is better with chocolate, so get in touch now!

Check out other ethical food and drink suppliers across the UK on our catering page

Bridgend Farmhouse

Who: Bridgend Farmhouse
Where: Near Edinburgh
What: A community venue with many projects supporting local people
Price: Varies – see the website for full details

By choosing this ethical supplier you will be supporting the running of this important community venue

Not quite right for your event, but you want to support them anyway? Why not visit their onsite cafe, serving homemade food using surplus ingredients

Whilst recently in Edinburgh, I also met Donna McArdle, Development Manager at the Bridgend Farmhouse. It was wonderful to hear about the farmhouse, the projects they run, and the impact they have on the local community. I didn’t get a chance to visit but I really wish I had!

Check out some of the other social venues featured on The Ethical Events Company blog

Strawberry Lemonade Events

Who: Strawberry Lemonade Events
Where: Edinburgh
What: A not-for-profit events planner
Price: Quoted per event

By choosing this ethical supplier you will be helping employ people who are facing social exclusion

Not quite right for your event, but you want to support them anyway? Why not get in touch with Sian and donate to the Moira Fund

A few weeks ago I had a lovely opportunity to visit Edinburgh for work. Whilst there I met several incredible social entrepreneurs doing fantastic things all over Scotland. One of these was Sian Downes, an experienced third-sector event planner, who has quit her job and taken the brave decision to go solo. She’s available to help you plan your event, from birthdays to weddings, whilst having impact on society in two ways – firstly she plans to start employing people facing social exclusion, and secondly profits will go to the Moira Fund to help people facing a terminal cancer diagnosis marry the love of their life, before life ends.

Sian is such an inspiring, energetic person – I would highly recommend getting in touch if you need help planning your event