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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

with local government, businesses, NGOs and groups of people from all over the world

The Building Bridges team have been welcoming a diversity of groups and organisations to the Findhorn Foundation to tackle world issues in a range of different ways. In order to maximise our effectiveness in the world we have developed deep rooted partnerships with local government, NGOs and businesses.

Our aim within the Findhorn Foundation is to:

  • support positive change on a global scale by inviting key players in the international corporate and political world to catalyse actions
  • reach a broader diversity of people to both contribute to, and benefit from our unique offering to the world
  • meet immediate and pressing social needs in our local area of Moray

In 2010 we launched the Findhorn International Forum on Sustainability (FIFS), with leading sustainability professionals, the next year we launched the Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) in collaboration with Action for Children and Moray Council, for care experienced young people.

We now run approximately 25 programmes per year in these three main areas:

  • Business and NGO
  • Bespoke and tailored experiences
  • Social inclusion

Business and NGO

Under the name Findhorn International Centre for Sustainability (FICS), the Findhorn Foundation ran nine programmes in 2018, from Authentic Investor and Climate Finance to Spirited Business, Water Security Forum and Integral Cities. Our Findhorn International Forum on Sustainability is a highly successful five-day participant-led programme where professionals meet the Foundation, each other and themselves in a new way. People return for this again and again. Through FICS and working in partnership with Findhorn Consultancy, we also offer bespoke trainings, team meetings/retreats and events to individual business and non-profit organisations. FICS events are by invitation only – please visit fics.findhorn.org for more information.

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Bespoke and tailored experiences

We tailor programmes to meet the needs of groups from all over the world who want to have an experience of Findhorn, from one day to one week or more. Some groups choose to hire our venue spaces to host their event while others want to learn from our five decades of community building experience, such as developing a spiritual practice, team building, permaculture, renewable energy and ecological building, co-creation with nature, group projects in the gardens and kitchens and building sustainable community.

Social inclusion

The Findhorn Bay Care Farm initiative welcomes a regular group of ten adults with learning disabilities (LD) from the local area to join us every Tuesday. In the mornings they engage in our horticultural activities at Cullerne Garden and in the afternoon a range of creative and fun activities are on offer. We focus on creating a supportive environment that enables participants to share their many gifts with those around them.

The Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) was developed in partnership with Action for Children and the Moray Council. This initiative brought young people who were not in education or employment, aged between 16 and 25, from the local Moray area to the Foundation, three days a week for three months. They engaged in a variety of new experiences including gardening, cooking for the community, movement exercises, music making, time in nature, group building games, communication workshops, and much more. We ran 13 successful programmes over 8 years but currently have no funding to continue.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Contact Us
E-mail building.[email protected]
Telephone +44 (0)1309 690700