Tripod: Training for Creative Social Action

Tripod builds the power of social movements tackling the root causes of injustice in Scotland and beyond. As a collective of facilitators and educators, we connect people and develop skills to embody the liberated futures we’re fighting for. We seed active solidarity and strengthen strategic collaboration within and across movements.

Tripod works for a just world, where we live together in mutual care for one another, all living things and the land. We envision powerful, joyful, and interconnected communities that navigate differences and learn together through challenges.

At Tripod, we strive to put our values into practice, and help others to do the same.

Tripod is a worker-owned co-operative. Our staff team and board are made up of grassroots organisers and facilitators from a range of backgrounds and identities.​

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We work with grassroots collectives, campaigning organisations, co-operatives, community groups and charities. We can help with:


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Racial Justice

In-depth support for groups working for the rights and welfare of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and people of colour. 

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Climate Justice

We support key infrastructure and movement building on climate justice in Scotland, making it more strategic, inclusive and impactful.

Tailored Support

Our trainers and facilitators can design sessions in consultation with you, to meet your group’s needs, make decisions & develop strategy.


What people say about us

Tripod are an incredible resource and offer brilliant guidance to groups like ours. we cannot work towards social change without a lot of learning and reflection from history, and Tripod provide opportunities to take the time to reflect and consider the wider picture of things, as opposed to always fire-fighting as we have a tendency to do.
No Evictions Network
We are oppressed by the Home Office rules and regulations, they are designed to keep us in a state of fear and anxiety. I am a human being and I am fighting for my rights. [...] Tripod is showing me not just how to claim them, but that in claiming them with others in my community, I feel less afraid, less like a victim always on the receiving end of harsh treatment
Organising for power participant
I feel really hopeful about the potential for these processes in supporting groups to imagine and create the worlds and relationships we want to live in. I feel much less afraid of stepping into facilitation roles and feel a shift from avoiding conflict to welcoming it and knowing its transformative potential.
Billy Urquhart
Participant on Transforming Conflict, Navigating Power

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Donations from those of you with social and financial capital help us to fund vital work with grassroots groups that don’t have access to funding.