Join Our Team as our PART TIME Communications & Marketing Officer

Join our Team NOW We’re recruiting a PART TIME Communications & Marketing Officer [closing date for applications is Monday 1st August] Job Title: Communications & Marketing Officer Project/s: Internal and External communications, Media & Social Media Reporting to: CEO & SMT Hours: 15 hours a week (hours per day flexible) Salary: £24-30k per annum pro […]

We’re recruiting a Chef

Join our team now! We’re looking for a chef to join the GCP team working flexibly between our Grassmarket Centre, Coffee Saints cafe and at events as required. Job Title: Chef Reporting to: Head Chef Hours: 35 hours a week over 5/7 days including weekends & some evenings Salary: £27,000 per annum plus pension Location: […]

Volunteers Week Scotland 2022

Caelan “I’m an art student, and we got an email saying that they were looking for volunteers for the art group. I did that for a while, which was really really lovely, but then the reading and writing group needed more help so I started to help, and I am really enjoying it. I like […]

We’re recruiting for Catering Staff

Join our team now! We’re looking for catering staff to join the GCP team working flexibly between our Grassmarket Centre, Coffee Saints cafe and at events as required. We’re looking for 4 cafe servers and a chef to work flexible hours in a fun environment. Job Title: Cafe/Events Server Reporting to: Cafe Manager Hours: 20+ […]

We’re recruiting a Finance Manager

Join our team now ! We’re looking for an dynamic flexible qualified experienced new member of our Senior Management Team – A Finance Manager – who’s looking for a bit more of a role. ** Finance Manager – Job Description ** Job Title: Finance Manager Project/s: Accounts, Financial Reporting, Administration & Business Operations Reporting to: […]

Advent Calendar 2021

UK Community Cinema Awards – we won !

We are delighted to announce that our community cinema – Grassmarket Community Picture House – which screens free films every week to our community won not one but two awards this year at the Cinema For All conference and UK Film Society and Community Cinema Awards 2021 Was for Film chat session we ran throughout […]

2021 for the Grassmarket Community Project in 3 minutes

What would this last 12 months look like if we reduced it to just 3 minutes? Thats what we asked ourselves. This is what we came up with… We had so much difficulty pulling together this video montage – what an incredible year. Thank you to all our Members, volunteers and staff for making the […]

We’re Recruiting an Assistant Workshop Manager

We’re recruiting an Assistant Workshop Manager here at the Grassmarket Community Project for our mulit-award winning Grassmarket Furniture Social Enterprise Details are: Part time – 21 hours at £13 an hour [£14,200 per annum/£13 p/hour + 18 days holiday+Pension+1 Development / wellbeing Day] Based in Edinburgh [Candlemaker Row] Closing Date – 1st November 2021 Role Grassmarket […]

we’re building (and moving out for a bit)

Following over 4 years of identifying the need, designing, fundraising and seeking planning we are very excited to announce that we are building a Pavilion on our courtyard area. This wil enable us to provide a cafe for local tour guides and companies as well as our Members, the local public and the many visitors […]

Grassmarket Members Portraiture Book

We are delighted to have a collection of stunning black and white photographs of a group of our Members published in a coffee table book. This is entirely down to the kindness and generosity of brilliant photographer Ewan Barry from Tete a Tete Photography  and the ‘stepping forward’ of our Members who took part. The […]

Minibus Drivers Wanted

We are looking for volunteer minibus drivers with a Midas Certificate preferred, however we can help with this for the right candidates to join our team which reaches out to the local communities most vulnerable and isolated. Volunteer minibus drivers will be required to assist with group outings & day trips etc. on an Ad-Hoc […]

Highlighting our amazing woodwork social enterprise

Our woodwork social enterprise despite COVID and lock downs has remained a constant source of support. Support to our Members and trainees, many of them vulnerable young people furthest from the labour market and with complex support needs, as well as, thanks to our customers, support to our charity in terms of the financial contribution […]

Latest Advice Bulletin

The latest advice Bulletin from the City of Edinburgh Council’s Advice Centre team is here. This has up to date information on Benefit changes, appeals, rent arrears and where to get support. You can contact the The Advice Shop, The City of Edinburgh Council Tel: 0131 200 2360 Email:      

We’re Recruiting a Fundraising Officer

Part time £30,000 pro-rata Home-based, with some travel Closing 20th June 2021 2 days per week, pattern to be agreed. Role Are you a great communicator with a passion for inclusive communities and social enterprise? We’re looking for a part-time Fundraising Officer, 2 days per week, to develop grant applications and fundraising activities to help […]

HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Visits Grassmarket Community Project

We were delighted to host a visit from The Royal Family Duke of Cambridge, Prince William visited us Sunday 23rd May. Upon Meeting two of our founders and trustees Rev Dr Richard Frazer and Jo Elliott, along with Andy and Enid from Greyfriars Kirk HRH visited our Herb Garden in Greyfriars Kirkyard. Their he met […]

In Our Hearts…

We sadly say goodbye to Agnes McKellar, one of our members, who passed away last Wednesday following a number of health issues. Agnes was much loved by members, volunteers and staff at the Project. She was our first Member to be on our Board as our Member Representative. She cooked for the West Highland Way […]

In Our Hearts…

We sadly say goodbye to Ian Brake, one of our members, who passed away last Tuesday due to Cancer. He will be missed and never forgotten especially as Ian prepared food for our members, volunteers and staff up to 5 days a week for the last 7 years. He loved the friends he made at […]

In Our Hearts…

We sadly say goodbye to two of our members who passed away in this last week. Missed but not forgotten. Please email any of your favourite memories and stories to Who will happily shared them below. There will also be a remembrance service for all those we have lost at Greyfriars once restrictions are […]

Latest Bulletin Out Now

Grassmarket Weekly Bulletin is OUT NOW with all the news, views and pews of our community project with details of our programme next week and beyond – bringing a whole lotta love inside your home using windows (or other operating systems) 

getting out of a sticky situation

Grassmarket Tartans is part of our members activity programme, which provides a space for vulnerable people who come to be part of a community, grow in confidence and enjoy genuine friendships. The members come together to create a range of gifts using Greyfriars Tartan, along with other carefully selected complimentary materials and products. We recently […]

Burns Poetry Night 2021

Our Annual Burns Supper is normally a highlight in our social calendar at Grassmarket Community Project and as well as being a night to socialise with supporters, it’s a great fundraiser. Unfortunately this year, due to ongoing restrictions around Covid-19, we won’t be able to have this event, but we don’t want to leave Burns […]

A Wee Breather

Dont miss our new activity – a wee Breather – every Thursday 5pm Join us on line for some simple light movements (can be done on a chair or lying down) exercises, self-shiatsu (mindful body contact using hands, fingers and thumbs and acupressure points), breathing exercises and guided meditation as well as tuning into and […]

Grassmarket Community Project Choir Sings Silent Night

For all our members, who are amongst some of the most isolated and vulnerable in the city of Edinburgh, its been a tough year. Our Choir is no different. We are so inspired and moved by their determination and resolve to record this beautiful rendition of Silent Night. Many of them recorded at home or […]

A very warm invitation to our Online Christmas Party…

A message from our CEO warmly inviting you to our online Christmas Party Thursday 17th December at 1pm. A Quiz, party games, a boogie, a reflection – what better way to celebrate Christmas with friends, members, volunteers, staff and Board. Let us know if you would like a party bag and christmas dinner by midday […]

Christmas Safe Film Screenings – Community Members only

We are pleased to announce that following our risk assessment and putting into place some additional measures we will be hosting 2 member-only screenings during the Christmas holiday period. These are: Monday 21 December – 2pm – Entrance by booking only FILM: The Rhythm Section (2020) Dir: Reed Morano  15, US / UK, Thriller, 109mins […]

Grass Cuttings Podcast Episode 6 Celebrating Partnerships Out now

Dont miss the latest episode, Episode 6, of Grass Cuttings podcast – snippets of the Grassmarket community. This month’s episode is all about celebrating partnership so features interviews with Kat Brogan, Managing Director of Mercat Tours and Zakia Moulaoui Founder and CEO of Invisible Cities Tune in to these two incredible, inspiration and compassionate leaders […]

We’re recruiting an IT Tutor

We’re looking for an IT (Digital Skills) Tutor to bring people together and get them on line, connected and feeling more confident with Computers and technology.  We’d like them to work for us 6 hrs a week over 2 sessions (2 hours contact/teaching each session). Salary: £20 per hour – subcontracted /self-employed to be invoiced […]

Choir Recordings

Check out our beautiful Choir Recordings made especially for our Annual General Meeting featuring 9 of our Choir who recorded in their own homes and sent them in. Morgan Gilday, our Choir Leader, pieced them together and has produced something our Choir are very proud of. Nobody Cries Alone And our Sing Along Loch Lomond […]

Dealing with Challenging or Aggressive Behaviour Training (with simulation/rehearsal)

Dealing with Aggressive Behaviour, Conflict Resolution & Crisis Intervention (using professional role players and simulation exercises to practice techniques and develop confidence). Tuesday 2nd December – 9.30 am to 4.30pm at GCP Cost: £30 per person [note this is not an on line course] This one-day training course focuses on ways to deal with behaviour we find […]

We’re looking for an Art Tutor

We’re looking for an Art Tutor to bring people together, get creative and expressive.  We’d like them to work for us 6 hrs a week over 2 sessions (2 hours contact/teaching each session). Salary: £20 per hour – subcontracted /self-employed to be invoiced monthly Grassmarket Community Project is a charitable organization based in the heart […]

Our Open Book on Damian Barr’s BBC The Big Scottish Book Club

Our very own Grassmarket Community Project’s Open Book Group welcomed Damian Barr from the BBC The Big Scottish Book Club to share their love of reading. In case you missed it, catch the full episode here or watch and share the clip below. Huge thanks to the Open Book Scotland team for making this possible […]

Annual General Meeting 2020

You are warmly invited to join us at this year’s AGM on Thursday 26th November at 5pm to hear about our charity and community’s achievements this year – in spite of COVID-19 pandemic, and our plans for the future. A future wherein we hope to ensure GCP continues to provide a warm welcome and a […]

A Rocha UK Eco Church Awards

For many years now we have been working in partnership with A Rocha UK a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world and committed to mobilising Christians and Churches in the UK to care for the environment. We have been making handcrafted plaques for Churches that qualify for an Eco Church […]

UK Community Cinema of the Year 2019 is temporarily closed

Following the announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today that Edinburgh is now in Tier 3 we regret to inform our patrons that our Community Cinema is temporarily closed. We hope to be up and running again soon. Meanwhile our weekly Film Chats continue every Monday 7.15pm via Meeting ID: 897 1308 6683   Please contact […]

Join Our Team

We are seeking a highly skilled, experienced, qualified and compassionate Finance Officer to help us transform the lives of many of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable. Working alongside our CEO, our Social Enterprise Director, Service Manager and Fundraiser the successful person will monitor and guide as well as provide clear financial reports on our income, our expenses, […]

Beat the January blues, enjoy community and FREE films every week

A New Dawn Fades… January and February are usually months in which so much bleakness can mount up, so the GCPH are this year looking to lighten the mood a little as we begin 2020 with a few rockets and a whole load of glitter…             We will be showing three […]

Archaeology Family Fun Day 2019

EAOP Archaeology Family Fun Day 2019 at the Grassmarket Centre – 2nd March 11-3pm Join the Edinburgh Archaeological Outreach Project for a free day of archaeology open to anyone of all ages! Following on from the success of last year’s event, we’re excited to provide a day of games and activities like shield making, animal […]

FREE FILMS at the Grassmarket Community Cinema

Fantastic free screenings of films – every week and in the school holidays ! This first programme of 2019 is packed full of filmic goodies that we simply have to share with you. There are two themes that we have threaded through the programme. The first is to do with the position of women within […]

Recruitment: Textiles Tutor

  Textile Tutor Role   Textile Tutor Sessional Worker One session per week (£45 per 3-hour session on a self-employed basis) We are recruiting for a creative and flexible Textile Tutor to deliver a robust weekly training session, every Tuesday morning, to vulnerable adults who are keen to learn more about working with textile material […]