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.

Upcoming Events at Grassmarket Community Project

We the Animals

We the Animals

18th November 2019
'We the Animals' tells the tale of three young, energetic, mixed heritage brothers, growing up in working class upstate New York and is screening at Grassmarket Community Project on 18th November.
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

25th November 2019
This adaptation of Reif Larsen’s 2010 YA bestseller is a firm favourite of a few of Grassmarket Community Picture House regulars and is screening again on Monday 25th November!
Brightburn

Brightburn

2nd December 2019
Brightburn follows Brandon Breyer, a young boy of alien origin raised on Earth who realizes he has superpowers and begins to use them for purest evil, rather than heroic good.
Bob Roberts

Bob Roberts

9th December 2019
Tim Robbins made his directorial debut in 1992 with this mocking take on the rise of a populist presidential candidate, off the back of his much heralded business acumen.
A Serious Man

A Serious Man

23rd December 2019
Michael Stuhlbarg stars as Larry Gopnik, the cursed patriarch of a Midwestern Jewish family, whose life unravels toward an apocalyptic reckoning in this film screening on 23rd December.

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