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Kibble Education and Care Centre

Kibble is Scotland’s specialist provider of services for at-risk children and young people. Its integrated care, education and specialist interventions help disadvantaged young people build themselves a brighter future. 
Its nineteenth century philanthropic founder, Elizabeth Kibble, was heiress to a Paisley textile fortune and on her death in 1840, she left a portion of her wealth to establish a home for “youthful offenders”. Kibble has evolved for more than a century and a half from this point while always staying true to its original mission of supporting young people facing adversity. Kibble is one of Scotland’s oldest charities and seeks to honour Elizabeth Kibble’s legacy by continuing to support young people from the local area and across Scotland.
Kibble has a long history of being open, transparent, collaborative and innovative, with good working practices. Guided and governed by local trustees, Kibble’s charitable mission is firmly focused on providing a better and brighter future for young people. In 1996, Kibble embarked on a phase of its development that would see it become one of the country’s leading social enterprises. The redefining of local authority boundaries meant the loss of 100% grant funding from the public sector and Kibble was faced with closing its doors or finding a radically different operating model. Kibble believes this mission can be most effectively delivered through a social enterprise business model, reinvesting profit in the organisation and not distributing this to shareholders, owners or investors.

For further information, contact:

Lesley Fuller
Funding, Marketing and Communications Manager
Kibble Education and Care Centre
Goudie Street
Tel: 0141 - 889 - 0044


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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210