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We’re hiring a Learning & Development Coordinator

GCP is looking for a committed and motivated Learning & Development Coordinator to support and deliver our programmes

Members lunch at GCP

Members lunches are THE most important part of our day for many reasons. For some, it is the only meal of the day

Essential GCP – Part 1

Food poverty and food as a basic human right. Discover more about GCP’s essential work and social purpose

Recycling a Hospital

An exciting, new partnership with the Edinburgh Futures Institute and GCP’s Wood Workshop

Staying local with Mercat Tours

Local walking tours are THE best way to explore the extraordinary history of our neighbourhood. Thank you, Mercat Tours.

Meet Usman our GCP Project Worker

Meet Usman, our Project Worker. A a hugely valued member of the GCP team, he is involved in our community across the board

Phoenix Group and GCP

We’re delighted Phoenix Group chose to spend a Corporate Volunteering day with GCP


Enjoy the greatest hits of country legends LIVE, and more! An epic night out, and a great way to support GCP


Join us for an Afternoon Tea Dance on Wed 14 Feb Coffee Saints, alongside St James Quarter, is THE perfect place for this lovely event.

HSBC Corporate Volunteers

HSBC Corporate Volunteers in action, once again showing the team is cut out for the job!

We’re hiring a Finance Manager

GCP is looking for a committed and motivated Finance Manager, can you help?

From Elvis with Love – Tribute and Dinner

Fri 16 Feb – Elvis is back for a night to remember! Join us for a delicious LOVE-inspired 2 course dinner, and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll…

TSB and GCP a lovely relationship

TSB is committed to being neighbourly. Find out more about our blossoming relationship.

12 Days of GCP Christmas Appeal

To inspire you to support our essential work, we are sharing 12 Days of GCP. In other words, 12 great reasons to give!


Hot off the press! This year’s Social Impact Report gives an overview of our Member Services and so much more

GCP Super Fans – HSBC

GCP needed urgent help! Our friends and Super Fans HSBC came to the rescue. Find out how…

Enjoy Special Winter Meeting Room Rates

Book your 2024 meetings and conferences with us! AND take advantage of our Winter Meeting Room rates.


It’s our AGM, time to celebrate all things GCP! Book your seats for drinks, nibbles and our AGM, followed by a special film screening

Community Music Group

Our Community Music Group is a new addition to GCP’s Members Programme. Run by University of Edinburgh music students, it’s attracting great interest!

Congratulations Janie, our Volunteer Champion 2023

Huge congratulations to Janie, our Tartan Workshop volunteer, winner of the prestigious Social Enterprise Volunteer Champion Award 2023

Our Tartan Team visit the V&A Tartan Exhibition

Where do you take a team of Tartan Workshop volunteers for a treat? The V&A’s spectacular Tartan Exhibition, of course!

Meet Stephen a GCP pre-apprentice

Meet Stephen, he is a great ambassador for GCP’s Pre-apprenticeship Programme. To help inspire others he shares his experience


Join us for an Afternoon Tea Dance on Wed 22 Nov 2-5pm. Coffee Saints alongside St James Quarter is THE perfect place for this lovely event.

Poetry Group

This term GCP is delighted to launch our new Poetry Group for our Members, led by award-winning author and poet, Janis Mackay

Creative Writing Group

Painting pictures with words, Creative Writing is a very popular Members group, it is a relaxed and safe place to explore and express

SPONSOR TEAM GCP – Kiltwalk 2023

Sponsor Team GCP Kiltwalkers TODAY to support the essential work we do. Take a minute to make a lasting difference. Thank you

Reading and Writing Group

GCP’s popular Reading and Writing Group builds the confidence of Members who wish to improve their literacy levels.

Music for health and wellbeing

Let’s make some noise! Creating music and art together is extremely good for heath and wellbeing. It’s also great fun…


Join us for a unique evening of enchanting live music from Phamie Gow at Greyfriars Kirk to help raise vital funds for GCP

Commission our Tartan Team

There is growing interest in bespoke tartan commissions, as well as the ever-popular range made by our fabulous Tartan Social Enterprise.

Online Coffee Breaks

Wherever our Members are, they can take a coffee break with Tommy online! Another popular highlight of our Members Online Programme.

Flow Learning with GCP Learning Hub

Flow Learning offers industry-recognised short courses, it is also plays a key role in GCP’s Learning Hub.

Meet our summer intern Louis

Meet Louis, our summer intern! We would like to extend a big GCP welcome to him… but does he look familiar?

Open Book Reading Group

GCP’s Open Book Group is very popular with our Members. Our own story-catcher Caroline went along to see why…

ELVIS Tribute and Dinner

Uh huh huh. Join us for a delicious 2 course dinner, then sit back, dance or sing along with the King of Rock n’ Roll.

John Lewis and GCP – 10 years and counting

As our wonderful relationship with John Lewis reaches this milestone, we explore its success and say THANK YOU.

It’s Showtime… nearly!

It’s Showtime… nearly! Exciting updates, HOT off the press… Have you booked your FREE tickets yet?

Pride Month at GCP

We can’t wait for Saturday 24 June! It’s GCP’s debut at Edinburgh Pride and our preparations are underway…

Dancing with Dance Base

YES, DANCE WORKSHOPS here at GCP!! An exciting NEW partnership with Dance Base. We’re dancing with joy, literally!

Meet JH Campbell, our good friend James

J.H. Campbell is a novelist, writer of short stories. James is also a much-loved volunteer here at GCP.