Supporter Members2023-01-16T15:57:39+00:00


At Circular Communities Scotland we believe that a vibrant circular economy includes the public and private sectors supporting our members.

Our Supporters are local authorities, private sector companies and other intermediary support networks who believe in the value of the third-sector circular economy in Scotland. View our Supporters below and scroll to the bottom of the page to join our Supporter network.

Aberdeenshire Council
01467 536336

The Aberdeenshire council area includes all of the area of the historic counties of Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire, as well as part of Banffshire.

Bright Green Business Network
0131 603 5040


The Bright Green Business Network supports positive environmental behaviour in business with up-to-date environmental news and events, whilst providing a platform to raise the profile of good environmental business practices.

Environmental Placement Programme

Bright Green Business help businesses to find passionate students and graduates to support them on the road to becoming greener and more environmentally sustainable. The placements range from 8 to 12 weeks depending on your requirements and run year-round. There is also the opportunity to extend beyond the 12 weeks. Placements will help you progress with a project where no in-house resources are available; they are flexible, low risk and cost-effective and, you can engage with enthusiastic & knowledgeable students and graduates from Universities across Scotland. Bright Green Business take care of the recruitment process, including advertising, shortlisting, and arranging Interviews. Once you have chosen your ideal candidate, we will handle contracts, payroll, and HR.

Previous roles have included Campus Cycling Officers, Sustainability Assistants, Golf Environment Certification Interns, Environmental Consultants, Education Officers, Events & Marketing and Business Development.

For more info – Contact Rachel on 0131 603 5040 or email

Charity Fleetcare Ltd

The charity sector’s only dedicated vehicle fleet management specialists. For charities that want to run a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle fleet.

Advanced ‘Connected Technology’ telematics, EPOS integration, vehicle leasing and driver training and accreditation to help you drive every penny of value from your vehicle fleet.

    • Fuel savings of up to 20% – with real-time job and route optimisation and live vehicle tracking
    • Wear, tear and fuel savings of up to 25% – with real-time live tracking and weekly KPI reports on driver performance and efficiency
    • 25% insurance premiums reductions – smart, real-time coaching that keep your drivers safe, vehicles safe and insurance low
    • Scheduled maintenance and MOTs – so you’re always legally compliant
    • Up to 70% increase in Gift Aid penetration – with automatic Gift aid consent capture and EPOS integration
    • Emissions offset – our ‘Just One Tree’ initiative offsets carbon emissions to make every mile you drive carbon neutral
    • Real time driver assessment – telematics enabled driver compliance/audit

Charity Fleetcare – the charity fleet cost and efficiency specialists.

For further information contact:

Ron: 07449 183475 /
Lesley Prescott: 07796 173962 /

Community Development Alliance Scotland

Community Development Alliance Scotland is a network of organisations that are concerned with community development in Scotland. CDAS is a member of the Scottish Government’s Better Community Engagement national advisory group and submits formal responses to relevant Scottish Government policy consultations, such as the 2008 Local Healthcare Bill and the 2011 ‘Building a Sustainable Future’ regeneration discussion paper.

Community Resources Network Ireland
0353 87 173 5184

CRNI is the all Ireland representative body for community based reuse, recycling and waste prevention organisations.

We are funded by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme and through membership contributions.

Development Trusts Association Scotland
0131 220 2456

DTA Scotland is an independent, member-led organisation which aims to promote, support and represent development trusts in Scotland. Established in 2003, DTA Scotland now has over 250 development trust members – community-led organisations using a combination of enterprise and creativity to improve the quality of life for local people in urban, rural and island communities across Scotland. In 2016, DTA Scotland converted to a SCIO – No.SC034231.  

0131 519 200



We are a global alcoholic drinks company with strong roots in Scotland.  Pioneering grain-to-glass sustainability is an integral part of our strategy.

Dumfries & Galloway Council
030 33 33 3000


The Dumfries & Galloway Council area comprises the historic counties of Dumfriesshire, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Wigtownshire, the latter two of which are collectively known as Galloway. The administrative centre is the town of Dumfries.

Fife Communities Climate Action Network



Fife Communities CAN is affiliated to the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network.  Fife Climate Hub empowers community-led action on the climate crisis. We build capacity of existing community groups working on climate and deliver stronger collaboration between them.

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector
0141 332 2444


GCVS is the lead Third Sector Development Agency in the Glasgow and a key partner in Glasgow’s Third Sector Interface.



HappyPorch partner with purpose led organisations to ideate, develop and scale technology for good. In particular we see the Circular Economy as a vital part of tackling the big problems society faces today.

In addition we provide pro-bono web, digital and technology advice and at cost services to community and non-profit organisations, especially those working on circularity and resource management.

Highlands & Islands Climate Hub
01847 630396


The aim of the hub is to support community led climate action in the Highlands & Islands in all the stages it takes to design, develop and deliver a project. We can support existing community groups or help communities to form new groups.

Kudos Software Ltd
01548 843586


Kudos Ltd is determined to help furniture reuse organisations make a real difference, which is why we have developed a secure operations and retail system – designed for furniture re-use, with a simple plan for getting you started.  Our UK based team is passionate about building systems that meet your IT needs and we’ve developed excellence in retail, job, project and fulfilment process systems.

01224 432042



NESCAN (North East Scotland Climate Action Network) is a regional network of people and community led organisations that act to reduce and adapt to climate change in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.


If you are a local authority, waste management company, private sector small to medium enterprise (SME) or individual that supports the work of Circular Communities Scotland and our Members, then you can become a Supporter.

Supporters receive the following member benefits:

  • Membership Pack (including certificate)
  • Free access to Circular Communities Scotland regional forums and thematic seminars
  • Member rates for Circular Communities Scotland annual conference
  • Communications support

Find out more about Supporter Membership here.

Our membership year is the calendar year (January to December) if you join part way through the year your supporter membership fee will be pro-rata’d for the number of months remaining during the year.


Supporter Member CategoryAnnual Fee
Local Authority / Public Sector£500
Private Sector£500
Below micro-entity reporting requirements
Defined by Companies House as meeting 2 of 3 tests:
– less £632k turnover
– less 10 employees
– less £316 on balance sheet
Private Sector with an annual turnover of less that £100k£100
Private Individual£100
Third Sector Intermediary Support OrganisationReciprocal Fee Arrangement


Contact us if you have any questions

Apply to join Circular Communities Scotland

Please complete the following form to start your application to Circular Communities Scotland:

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    We will contact you with a simple application form, please complete and return it as directed. Your application will then go through our internal verification process, we may ask you some supplementary questions and all applications are subject to final Trustee approval.

    Membership values

    All members are expected to:

    • Support the growth of the community resource management sector
    • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of Zero Waste and the Circular Economy
    • Share knowledge and information with Circular Communities Scotland and other members
    • Consider collaboration and partnership with other members
    • Seek to avoid unfair or inappropriate competition with other members
    • Strive to achieve local accountability in the delivery of their services
    • Support the creation of local employment and volunteering opportunities
    • Strive to be well governed and managed organisations
    • Seek to operate in a sustainable and ethical manner
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