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

Fashion Revolution Week Screening: River Blue

Fashion Revolution Week Screening: River Blue

23rd April 2018
Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion.
Live Theatre Broadcast: Key Change

Live Theatre Broadcast: Key Change

30th April 2018
Key Change is a raw and illuminating theatrical portrayal of women in prison braodcast live at Grassmarket Cinema on 30th April.
Colossus

Colossus

7th May 2018
Colossus is about a massive computer designed to control the American missile defense system that developes an intelligence of its own.
Poppies for Peace

Poppies for Peace

14th May 2018
Don't miss 'Poppies for Peace', A thought provoking film reflecting on the current state of the World 100 years since: "The War To End All Wars".
Dunkirk

Dunkirk

21st May 2018
Grassmarket Cinema is holding a free screening of the 2017 powerful war film 'Dunkirk' on Monday 21st May.
The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

28th May 2018
The Death of Stalin is a 2017 political satire comedy film about Joseph Stalin's final days, and the chaos erupting after his death.
Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

4th June 2018
Watch Rumble Fish, the 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, screening at Grassmarket Cinema on 4th June.
The Levelling

The Levelling

11th June 2018
After the 2014 Somerset floods, a young woman returns to her family farm following the tragic death of her younger brother in the 2016 film 'The Levelling'.
Midnight Run

Midnight Run

18th June 2018
The 1988 film 'Midnight Run' starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin is screening at Grassmarket Cinema on 18th June.
Dead Man’s Shoes

Dead Man’s Shoes

25th June 2018
Dead Man’s Shoes, A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his brother.

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