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Giraffe Trading CIC

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Organisation Name Giraffe Trading CIC
Organisation Details Our primary aim is to help people with severe and complex barriers, such as learning disabilities, autism and mental ill health, to make the transition into meaningful work. This work supports the most socially and economically alienated local people make an often-fragile journey towards inclusion in our local community. We achieve this by providing relevant supported work experience, vocational skills and personal development. Crucially, we focus on often-overlooked aspects, such as confidence building, which enables our trainees to move their careers and lives forward as well as being an active and included part in our local communities. Here we do not have our trainees waiting in a training centre or kept away from working. Instead, they are placed into supported work experiences in our busy and popular businesses from day one.
Organisation Services Giraffe runs two cafes and two supply/training kitchens. Our enterprises deliver a service and produce in a professional and commercial way – we supply outside catering to many organisations such as Aviva, Perth and Kinross Council and Persimmon Homes. We also coordinate the ‘Great Perthshire Picnic’(an annual Perthshire-wide food festival), supply lunch clubs to Caledonian Housing Association and much more.
Address 51-53 South Street

Headquarters Area Perth and Kinross
Area(s) of Operation Perth and Kinross
Legal Structure Co ltd by guarantee
Charity Yes
Charity Number SC041642
Category Social Firm
Supported Business Yes
Employee Range 20-49
Turnover Range 100k-500k
Contact Gareth Ruddock
Quality Policy Yes
Quality Standards Awards IIP
Positive about Disabled People
Quality Standard Award (Other) Disability Confident Silver Accreditation
Economic Sectors Care (e.g Childcare/Social Care)
Events Management
Food Production
Volunteer Development
Economic Sector (Other)
Contracting Experience We have delivered contracts
We have delivered Service Level Agreements
We have managed large grants
We have managed complex projects involving a large number of funders
Interested as All the above
Tendering Experience We have no experience of competitive tendering
Community Benefits Support to people with disabilities
Support to young people
Support to disadvantaged communities
Support to unemployed people
Environmental Impact
Improved Public Realm
Details Some of our achieved community benefits:- - 81 trainees supported in the last year - 14 clients began paid work with external employers - 7 paid positions internally