Grassmarket Community Project

Grassmarket Community Project

About Grassmarket Community Project

86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2QA
01312253626
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Grassmarket Community Project has been developed in partnership by Greyfriars Kirk (Church of Scotland) and the Grassmarket Mission. The Grassmarket Mission was founded in 1890 and has historically provided a variety of services to homeless people in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh where they traditionally gathered. The two partners have been working alongside each other since 1982 and have developed the joint Project over the last 30 years working out of the building previously used as Greyfriars’ church halls. Grassmarket Community Project was formed as a stand-alone charity in 2010 by the two partners, to take forward the work they had established.

Grassmarket Community Project takes an innovative approach to creating community and providing sanctuary and support to participants, many of whom are amongst the most vulnerable of our citizens. Through mentoring, social enterprise, training and education in a nurturing environment, the Project develops skills which enable participants to develop to their full potential and move away from cycles of failure.

For us Social Enterprise is core to our sustainability as an organisation. Although our roots are in working with people who were traditionally homeless, we have realised that community has a wider definition and we now work with people who experience mental/physical health issues and learning support needs.

As well as operating a community café and woodwork and tartan social enterprises, the Grassmarket Community Project offers a range of social integration and educational activities for members aimed at enhancing life skills and developing confidence. These include cookery and baking classes, art, drama, IT, reading and writing, sewing and photography.

The project also offers a drop-in free meal service on a Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm which is open to anyone in the wider community.

Upcoming Events at Grassmarket Community Project

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

22nd July 2019
Catch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, one of the very best film’s from last year, at Grassmarket Community Project on Monday 22nd July!
Patrick

Patrick

23rd July 2019
Patrick is a daftly amusing talking dog picture that featured at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2018 and marks the screenwriting debut of former film publicist Vanessa Davies.
Enchanted

Enchanted

25th July 2019
Walt Disney's Enchanted, about a beautiful princess of the magical land of Andalasia who is banished by the wicked Queen, will be screening at Grassmarket Community Project on 25th July!
Topaz

Topaz

29th July 2019
Initiating a new season of film’s focusing on rarely screened Classic Hollywood films from 1930-70, Topaz is an unjustly overlooked work from Hitchcock’s late period.
The Land Before Time

The Land Before Time

30th July 2019
The Land Before Time tells the tale of Little Foot, an orphaned Brontosaurus, who teams up with a group of other young dinosaurs to try and be reunited with their families.

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