Grassmarket Community Project

Grassmarket Community Project

About Grassmarket Community Project

86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2QA
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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.

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Upcoming Events at Grassmarket Community Project

Halloween Special Free Screening: An American Werewolf in London

Halloween Special Free Screening: An American Werewolf in London

28th October 2020

Halloween’s here and to bring in the season Grassmarket Community Project is screening John Landis’s classic horror 'An American Werewolf in London' in all its glory, if you can handle it…
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Free Screening: Tully

Free Screening: Tully

4th November 2020

The third collaboration between director Jason Reitman and screen-writer Diablo Cody completes a trilogy that tackles growing up, motherhood, and the mental strain of both.
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Free Screening: Armistice Day Screening: Military Wives

Free Screening: Armistice Day Screening: Military Wives

11th November 2020

As it is that time of the year again where we all turn our thoughts to the end of war and conflict in Europe, it feels fitting to be bringing this feelgood Brit hit to the GCP.
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Free Screening: Hollywood Classic Season: The Great McGinty

Free Screening: Hollywood Classic Season: The Great McGinty

18th November 2020

The Great McGinty is one of the funniest political satires ever filmed. Shown as part of Grassmarket Community Project's Classic Hollywood Season on 18th November.
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Free Screening: Morvern Callar

Free Screening: Morvern Callar

25th November 2020

Samantha Morton turns in a mesmerising performance as a woman who seizes upon the selfish act of her lover’s suicide to find a path to her own liberation.
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Free Screening: The Rhythm Section

Free Screening: The Rhythm Section

2nd December 2020

The Rhythm Section is a 2020 action thriller film about an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is killed in an airplane crash.
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Free screening: But I’m a Cheerleader

Free screening: But I’m a Cheerleader

9th December 2020

American satirical romantic comedy 'But I’m a Cheerleader' about a high school cheerleader whose parents send her to a residential inpatient conversion therapy camp to cure her lesbianism.
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Free Screening: Albert Nobbs

Free Screening: Albert Nobbs

16th December 2020

This is the story of a woman who spends over 30 years living as the gentleman butler of a well-to-do 19th century Dublin hotel.
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Free Screening: Alternative Christmas Screening: Tokyo Godfathers

Free Screening: Alternative Christmas Screening: Tokyo Godfathers

23rd December 2020

Satoshi Kon’s Christmas nativity portrays individuals at the edge of society being brought together in a touching adventure between three homeless people in Tokyo.
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