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Help us build our boat!

You may have heard we’re building a boat here at GCP. And, you can help. Here’s how…

Summer Showcase 2024

THU 18 JUL Join us for our Summer Showcase, as we open our doors to celebrate the creativity and diversity of our community

Murder Mystery Dinner at GCP

Join us for our Murder Mystery Dinner on 27 Sep. A great way to support GCP

Skiff Story Part One

Yes, we’re building a boat thanks to funders including HSBC, Edinburgh Airport and John Lewis.

Volunteering with GCP

Volunteering plays an essential role in the continued success of GCP. Find out how you can help change lives

A History of Volunteering at GCP

If you ever want to know about the history of volunteering at the GCP, Tommy is your man.

Social Impact in action

Meet David and Mike. People come to GCP for many different reasons. Social Isolation, however, is a common thread.

Essential GCP – Part 2

Social poverty and connection. In the second of our Essential GCP series, we talk about social poverty

Vote Kevin for People’s Choice

Kevin, our Volunteer Manager, has being shortlisted for the SCVO Awards for Employee of the Year. You can VOTE KEVIN too!

Greyfriars Tartan did Tartan Week!

Greyfriars Tartan at Tartan Week – an important opportunity to build on the success of this much-loved brand

RUN FOR GCP – 18 AUG 2024

Run for GCP this August. Sign up for the Edinburgh Half Marathon or 10K!


Sign up to bounce for GCP on Sat 31 August. A fun way to support the essential work we do!


Kiltwalk for GCP this September to support the work we do!

Free haircuts thanks to Inky and the Mane

Free haircuts at GCP, thanks to new partners, Inky and the Man

Our Social Enterprise story

GCP, are we a charity or are we a social enterprise? We’re both, and much more besides! Enjoy our Social Enterprise story…

The Swifts have arrived

It’s spring and the swifts will soon be here. Here’s a story of an exceptional creative project and three special swifts who are here to stay

Commission woodwork and furniture

Commission custom woodwork and bespoke furniture from our award-winning Social Enterprise wood workshop

Meet Alex, our new Hospitality & Events Manager

Meet Alex, our new Hospitality and Events Manager. Regular customers at Coffee Saints will already recognise Alex’s smiling face…

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

We’re hiring a Learning & Development Coordinator

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

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